Today my Mom was reading through a People magazine and mentioned Tom Cruise. My Moms boyfriend said that very very weird and strange. When I asked why he said because Tom Cruise follows his girlfriend everywhere, even into the bathroom. I asked how he knew that and he replied that it was in the article in my Moms People magazine. When asking my Mom how she knew that the article had true information in it, she replied that because it was in a People magazine that it was true. I immediatley told her that, like they had told me once about the information of a disturbance at our school that I had heard, that the article might not be true. My Moms boyfriend told me that I could very well be right. Stories through the grapevine (a.k.a rumors passed on from various people) aren't always true, some how they always seem to get mangled and things get added and dropped until it arrives at what you hear. Whether you mean to or not, when you retell a story or fact, it could easily be changed by what you by accident or not added that was untrue, or maybe the person you tell could just have heard you wrong. This topic reminds me of the game that you all used to (maybe still do) play at birthday parties or whenever. Telephone. You know what I'm talking about... where you sit around in a circle and someone whispers something into the persons ear next to them, and it continues until it gets back to the person who made it up, and he or she sees how mangled up it can get. Not only was that game fun and amusing in our childhood, it also teaches us about the grapevine and how things usually aren't true.
· Tue Dec 20, 2005 @ 03:12am · 0 Comments