You're a Gossip, a Liar, and a Do Good Failure
The Argonauts were discussing The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce. One of the supporting impetuses of the pilgrimage was a story someone told Harold. What’s interesting, we find out in the end, is that the story was made up.
This story reminded me of my own. I had a friend, whom I wanted to encourage. I made up a story of a friend in similar circumstances. It had a happy ending.
Well, my friend whom I was trying to encouraged, backed away from me. She scolded me for being a gossip. She said that I shouldn't be talking about people behind their backs. And if this is what I did to friends, then she didn't want to be considered a friend of mine. Then she turned around and walked out of my life.
Paralyzed in shock, I think would describe my reaction. I didn't dare call her back to explain that I made the entire story up. What would she have called me then?