nosy neighbornosy signnosy What is it that makes people so nosy? Why can’t they mind their own business? In the city, when I was young, the older people, particularly the women, used to sit at their windows and watch everything that went on in the neighborhood. They really should have been doing other things, they had to be nosy about everyone else. What was worse is that they were huge tattle tales to a child’s parents. If you did the least little thing wrong, you were cooked as your parents knew. Even when I was older and moved to the suburbs, as my friends and I walked everywhere, there was always someone watching and ready to tell the parents what we were up to. You wouldn’t mind, but we really weren’t doing anything terrible or even wrong. It was their perspective of our behavior.  Nosy people just can’t leave well enough alone.  They have to pry and snoop into other people’s private lives.  They look into bank statements, nosy about  at personal documents, read other people’s mail, and if that wasn’t enough, after they do all this they begin to inquire about all the information they collected from the person they basically violated.  Not only do people get angry, but it ruins relationships mostly likely for a lifetime.  If you think about, what is the motivation to be so nosy?  Do these people lead boring lives?  Are they trying to find something on another person so they can go after them?  The nosy husband, wife or partner ends up finding the truth and much more than they probably bargained for.  There was a movie I saw recently abut a couple that were married and the husband one day just disappeared.  At first the wife was devastated.  Then she started her own detective work because their son was ill and needed a bone marrow transplant from the dad.  She went to the police who said give us hard evidence.  She kept working at it until she found him.  He had changed his identity and was married to another woman and had a new family.  She drove to his home and made sure that her son was safe with her friend at a location the husband had no knowledge.  When she confronted her husband and his wife, he assaulted her and threw her out of his home.  Within an hour, he decided he had better go take care of the first wife.  He told wife number two he suddenly had business out of town.  She felt everything was wrong and after he had been gone about an hour, she telephoned the police.  Naturally, the husband went straight to his former home and tried to murder his wife.  Obviously, the police stepped in and made sure, that when they shot him, he wouldn’t die.  In the end, she was right to be nosy.  It is one of the rare exceptions.  The citizens of Pecos, in the Good Gus Series, never had the need to be nosy.  They watched out for each other, but it wasn’t about anything except being available if they were needed.  In “Misplaced Trust, ” at maecharlesbooks.com or on kindle, it is imperative to be nosy if you are the person in charge.  The book will help you recognize how you are treated when you hold the key to an inheritance for people.