Daily Prompts: Never Gonna Give You Up
You we know *you* are vice-free, dear Daily Post reader. But, or perhaps we should say, *but* others around you and in your life are riddled with vices: they smoke; they eat too much celery; they hog the covers; they can’t keep their hands out of the office candy bowl. Which vice or bad habit can you simply not abide in others?
Show VICE.


One thing which irks me is nosiness. Curiosity I can tolerate, but nosiness is taking it to the other extreme. Asking inappropriate questions, going through your mail, snooping into your home and trying to listen to your conversation with your spouse or children is nosiness.

I won’t know what I will be doing but people around me know more than me. This is one aspect of nosiness.

You don’t expect guests to go through your closets. In a recent happening some girls went through my things in my room. It was annoying and you can bet I was ready to blast them to outer space. 😡

My husband and I were friends with a couple. They would come without phoning us, (a normal courtesy, which they lacked) along with their young girls in tow. The girls were very nosy, a step ahead of their parents. In a short while they would go through the contents of our fridge. They would even peek into the covered containers to see for themselves what I had cooked that day.

In one instance some guests opened our storage area while I was in the dinning room and they were in our family room. The things spilled out and I had the added job to put them back in their proper places later on. I was disappointed with them.

I have noticed some people try to eavesdrop on others. What they get out of it I am at a loss to understand. They listen to your telephonic conversations with religious zeal.

Nosy people clam about themselves. They do ask impertinent questions about your age, pay and such stuff. They keep abreast of other people’s affairs. This knowledge they store within their grey cells, (while some like me forget what we had for lunch yesterday). One day to your utter surprise you come to know what others knew about you and you never knew.

6 thoughts on “Nosiness”

  1. Wow, you know a lot of nosy people. I have to agree that nosiness is irksome. I have been on the end of inappropriate intrusive questions; but, I don’t know if anyone has ever snooped through my belongings.


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