A verse to quiet gossip

When someone starts to share gossip with me I always ask if they have read 1 Thessalonians 4:11 lately?

If they say no, I tell them to look it up and come back and finish what they were saying.

Just for interest sake 1 Thessalonians 4:11 says, “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.”

Most people don’t come back and finish telling their story. Wonder why?

God Bless,