Have you ever walked in to an office to hear someone talking about you or someone you know in hushed tones? You can barely make out what is being said but you know it was about you?
No matter what was being said, it never feels good to hear words that are not meant for your ears.
Before you go talking about people in a public place, such as a restaurant, please remember that someone at the next booth might know the people you are talking about. This is especially important if you are in, or about to enter a real estate transaction.