Sunday, December 18, 2011

Coming out redux

Last time I told work I was pregnant, I had a wonderfully inappropriate response from a supervisor.

This time she said:  "Ok... so, its too late now, but after you have this one, you and I have to have a serious discussion about your family planning options."

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  1. Is that really any of her business? I would think not, but I am still a student and am not always sure about how the 'working world' works... If that is how I am mortified.

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  2. Holy hell, that is an inappropriate reaction.

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  3. I went back and read the other post -- Ana wins! (See her #2 awful response.)

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  4. Is it bad that I totally laughed when I read that? I mean, obviously, what a crazy response, but I like how she thinks it's that you don't understand how the birds and bees work.

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  5. What is it with lawyers and the totally inappropriate responses to this kind of news? An old boss of mine has a story about disclosing her surprise pregnancy to her boss as a young lawyer and the boss said something along the lines of, "Well you're Catholic so I guess you're going through with it... right?" Jeeeeeez.

    How did you respond to her this time? Also - congrats on 22 weeks!

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  6. After reading the responses to the other post, I have to add what my MIL said when we told her I was expecting. Swear to god this is true:

    First, "oh no!!" and her knees gave out. I AM NOT KIDDING.

    Then? "But where will your guests sleep? No one is going to want to sleep in the baby's room, you'll have to build a new room!" Three guesses who our only regular houseguest was.

    Then? "You know I had a miscarriage when I was just about as pregnant as you are now."

    And then she spent the rest of the night agonizing over how we couldn't possibly childproof our house adequately. Sum total of her response.

    Can I volunteer my MIL to live next door to your boss? I bet they'd have so much to talk about.

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  7. If you two are good friends, this is pretty funny. Otherwise, this goes down as one of the most inappropriate responses from a boss ever.

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  8. Wow, that's all I have to say...wow!

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  9. Well, you obviously know what baby gift she's getting you: a box of condoms.

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