Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yesterday was awesome

Yesterday was my office's monthly Birthday Lunch. After eating my boss asked if there were any announcements. This was weird cause he doesn't normally do this.

I was worried about what might be coming but then one guy got up and gave an announcement about a new project. Whew. I figured that was it and breathed a sigh of relief. But then my boss asked again. A bunch of guys were looking at each other. "X do you have something?"

X says, "Not yet." (I bet you're all thinking the same thing as me. What could he possibly be eluding to? Note: X has been married for approx 1.5 years, is in his mid 30's and has no children, yet.)

So now I'm fearing an announcement from him but otherwise things started to return to normal. Then all of a sudden, kinda out of nowhere, coworker Y yell's out that his wife is pregnant (with #3).

Awesome. I thought I was going to be able to escape that torture today. I guess not. And I'm still fearing what coworker X might announce as soon as the time is right.

And by the way Coworker Y, it is just so wonderful when your stay at home wife stops by with #1 and #2 and they yell and scream and run around the office and make it impossible for me to do work. That's ok, I love just seeing other people's kids that much. I simply cannot wait for #3 to join the mix.

I wait the minimal amount of time before I can get out of there gracefully. I went to the bathroom of choke down the hurt and fight back the tears.

Awesome.

8 comments:

Jill said...

ugh, annoying! Sorry your co-workers kinda suck

Michelle said...

That sucks. I handle it all the same way.....I hope today is a better day for you.

Dianne said...

I know just how you feel. I used to teach knidergarten - and let me tell you a school is not only filled with cute little ones, but almost all the new teachers are pregnant and so are the moms that come in to help. I do miss teaching, but I don't miss the maternity fashion show that was my old job!

Nichole said...

I am so sorry! I wonder why people think it is ok to bring their kids to work? My parents never took me to work and the world kept spinning - Hmmmmm

Amanda said...

More Awesome - A birth announcement has just arrived in my inbox for an employee in another office. How the hell do I escape the fertiles?

Lucy said...

That really stinks...and there's no preparing you for it. I just saw a friend's Facebook message that second trimester brings great energy...good for you...but I didnt need that surprise right then...

birdsandsquirrels said...

I'm so sorry. You'd think you'd be safe in an office of mostly men, but no. Those damn fertile wives.

Celia said...

Somehow I missed this post, but I am telling you if one of my co-workers got pregnant before I did I would have to quit.