I have set a new-decade resolution to cease and desist with all gossip. Saying something critical about someone, particularly when I would not say it to the person directly, is cowardly, tasteless, and insane.
I need a form of self-flagellation if I mess up. Something that stings, is relatively simple to execute, but not corporeal. I am open to suggestions.
In the meantime, if you hear me say something about someone that I wouldn't say to them, feel free to give me a quick slap.
Happy new decade!