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please how do you stop a rumour

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Goodhart
Goodhart

10 years ago

Clean living and shave every day..... :-)

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago


Exaggerate it, to the extent at which people can't believe it's true.

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craftyv
craftyv

10 years ago

The less said the better. Any kind of airing of the subject even with friends, keeps it perculating somewhere.
Tell your friends (true) not to ask or talk to each other about it.
Don't discuss it yourself (not even to ask about their re-action to it).
Don't "carry it with you" like a negative vibe. Put on a happy/calm face.
No Email,tweet,facebook etc.
Most certainly don't confront the rumourist about it. Give it no air and it will run out of oxygen. Best of luck with this.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

.  +1

> Give it no air and it will run out of oxygen
.  Well said

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Agreed - when you hear it repeated, just sigh, shrug your shoulders and give a "not this old thing" look.

At most, if people as you about the rumour, simply ask them; "you haven't fallen for that line have you? I thought you were better than that."