Friday, October 15, 2010

Journal Entry #4, by Harlow Jane Cassidy

Dear Journal,

Three women who were out for a stroll around the town square today actually heard about Buttons & Bows.  But why they chose today, of all days...

They blew into the shop.  I excused myself from my new clients to answer a slew of questions from the my potential new clients.  How would you describe your style?  What actresses have you designed dresses for?  Have you had a dress on the red carpet at the Oscars?  
I answered the best I could and explained to my captive audience that no, I’d never had one of my designs worn to the Oscars because until I’d opened Buttons & Bows, I’d worked for Maximilian as one of the workforce, and that no, I had no plans to go on Project Runway, but yes, to see Heidi Klum in one of my designs would be like a dream come true. 



I caught snippets of conversation from various corners of the shop.  ...shotgun?...  ...no way she can pull it off in twelve days... ...acting so odd...  ...gained a few pounds...
The tidbits of conversation felt like lead bullets ricocheting through my body like pingpong balls.  At the time I hadn’t wanted to be in on the gossip, but now, after the body...  


Oh how I wish I’d paid attention to the gossip.  

Are you a gossiper, or do you turn your back on it like I did?  

8 comments:

  1. I think, when there's a mystery going on, it definitely pays to listen to gossip! :) Otherwise, I probably try NOT to listen to it...although that's hard...

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  2. You never know. Eavesdropping could save a life...

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  3. Gossip is the life blood of Scumble River. I don't so much seek it out, as it washes over me wherever I go. My advice, always listen, but never repeat (unless it leads to solving the mystery).

    Best,
    Skye

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  4. Hard to resist sometimes. Let us know what happens. We're on your side.

    Charlotte Adams.

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  5. For me, it's easier to resist repeating than to resist listening! Yikes! Inquiring minds want to know!

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  6. People just say things around me and I retain it because you never know what was said may come in handy.

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  7. I need to do better at not gossiping. I think I should take Skye's advice!

    And I'm so curious about that body...

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  8. Not a gossiper,,But do listen Especially if a Body/Fashion is involved...Keep us in the loop..Because you can't leave us hanging..BTW Still salivating lol for "Ms.Webbers Absolutely,Positively..She tends to keep us on the edge of our seat, always,just saying...

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