Do you live in one of those neighborhoods where people seem to have nothing better to do than talk about crap they know nothing about? Are your neighbors consumed with story telling and passing on gossip which is founded upon facts which exist only in their own imaginations? Are you just plain tired of being the subject of baseless speculation and malicious lies? There's a solution you can employ to take the situation, have some fun with it and make your life a bit more interesting. This exercise may not put a lid on the story tellers, but it will definitely put you in more control of that gossip.
Have two or three of your tallest friends dress in black suits, white shirts, narrow black ties and very dark sunglasses. Have them arrive at your home during a time when there will be no doubt that the neighborhood meddlers are watching. Your friends should arrive in a late model, full size sedan of dark color. The affect is even better if they arrive in a black Chevy Suburban. Be ready to meet your friends on your driveway when they arrive. Wait until they exit the vehicle and then stroll out to meet them, carrying a silver briefcase
out of the house with you.
When you meet on the driveway, set the brief case down and clasp your hands in front of you. Say a couple sentences to whoever looks the most commanding, shake hands with each of them and then casually walk back to the house. Your friends should take possession of the brief case, preferably handcuffing it to one of them. They should do one slow visual scan of the neighborhood, return to their vehicle and then slowly leave the area without laughing.
The whole exercise should take only a couple minutes, but the effect will last for years. Perhaps you won't ever get the gossipers, story tellers and liars to shut their mouths, but at least you can take charge of the situation and give them something really juicy to talk about while making them look like the total jackasses
they are. It's fun and easy to play with the minds of gossipers because they'll believe almost anything. Give 'em something to talk about. You'll be glad you did!