Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Enough already

Yesterday, a male coworker said to me:

"So, where are the babies?"

Me:  "Excuse me?"

"Where are the babies?  You've been married almost two years, isn't it about time?"

I laughed it off and said I don't try to plan things like that, they'll happen when they happen.

My boss yesterday:
"So, are you sure Grouper's ok?  He stills seems a little bummed."
Me:  "Yeah, I think he's fine, but then again, I'm a bit bummed myself, so maybe I haven't noticed."  (not really the right thing to say, but whatever).
Her: "Maybe you need to go out for drinks one night."
Me:  "Can't, I gave it up."
Her: "You really gave up alcohol to get pregnant?"
Me:  "No just for Lent, but I broke it once because I had a bad day."
Her:  "Why?"
Then I made the mistake of telling her about how my period was three days late and I was so upset when it came.  It all just kinda came out, I didn't mean to tell her. 

But I'm hoping maybe the fact that I did will let her know to back the f*** off with asking me about it and about Grouper and me and everything.  I just don't need that.

Today, a female coworker:
"Are you pregnant?"  Staring right at my stomach.
Me: "No, I'm just fat."
"Are you sure?"
Me: "Yep, scout's honor.  But when I am, I'll let you know."  stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp back to my desk.


I hate this place enough as it is, all of these comments that they consider to be small talk and appropriate conversation are going to eventually send me right off the deep end.


  1. To male coworker: Oh we already had one last year, didn't I tell you?

    To boss: Thanks for being concerned but we're fine. Thanks.

    To female co-worker: No, I thought you were.

  2. I bet you just can't WAIT to go out for drinks with THOSE people.

    How about, "I gave up going for drinks with obnoxious coworkers for Lent"?


  3. I'm not commenting on this because it INFURIATES me.

    Even though I kind of just did comment.


  4. You definitely have more grace and tact than I... because I would have said something snide and inappropriate to each of those people. And it would not have been pretty.

  5. I stopped being nice about those comments a while ago. Just flat out said something snarky. They all stopped but one, who I still want to punch in the face.

  6. I can't believe the number of nosey nellies you work with. Mind your own business, people!

  7. I still haven't figured out how to respond to those people. It always takes me by surprise. Then I laugh it off (fakely) or deny that I want kids or make a stupid joke. I end up feeling bad because it is wrong to betray myself in that way. But I don't want to cause a scene, and I don't want to embarrass anyone, and I don't want to draw attention to my pain.