My husband thinks that I, too, am the neighborhood sheriff, but I never disclose what I know about others. People also confide all kinds of things in me, but I think that's because they know I'll never tell anyone else. I have an accounting background, and have always been privy to exec's salaries, bonuses, etc., and maybe because of this, I learned if I wanted to get the good jobs, I have to keep my lips forever sealed. I love learning who makes what and all that, but don't share any of it with anyone else.
I had a family who lived next door to me years ago, who were constantly having these horrendous shouting matches about all kinds of family problems (they eventually divorced), and I found myself kneeling on the floor of my bedroom below the open window just to hear ALL the details. I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and had to stifle my laughter at how ridiculous I looked!
Oh, and I LOVE reality tv!