Do you have a friend who talks about other people? Not gossip, but an endless drone about people you don't know and don't care about?

I don't need a lot of time, myself. I'm pretty much self-contained. Yet...I listen to your stories about other people in your life; people I don't know and will never meet. Why are we doing this? It's so boring...and I would much rather spend my mental energy on either you or me.