I have yet to be involved with a group of ladies where there was not 'gossip' involved. Any time you are repeating osmething about someone it's gossip right? I try not to talk or say anything about someone I have not already told them.
I do remember my first outing with some ladies in this group, who no longer appear to be on here (yet anyways), probably in 2008 or 2009 and there was a lot of smack being talked...and then the girl showed up and everyone was her friend.... I knew right then and there that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I really try to tell people what I have to say about them, and I certainly would NEVER talk smack then smile in someone's face.
We are all guilty of doing things wrong, gossiping, fibbing etc but I hope to meet some genuinely good people outside of work the next time we are in NC ;-)