Monday, October 18, 2010

dear co-workers



You are excused for your stupid, insensitive comments because you don’t know that they are stupid and insensitive. That doesn’t mean I won’t correct you when you say things like “They strike me as a couple who will have kids right away” or “I think it’s really irresponsible when people don’t have kids until their thirties.” 

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Dear co-workers who know that I desperately want a baby but am temporarily thwarted and frustrated about it,

Please don’t tell me about your niece who is expecting twins and how she got to go to a “mothers of multiples” garage sale over the weekend and get a whopping good deal on two cribs, two car seats, and a million adorable, heart-wrenching onesies. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT. And you’ll have to forgive me if my eyes glaze over during the course of your story because I am mentally composing this blog post.

4 comments:

B said...

well, i'll not hate the co-workers that don't know *too* much - but SERIOUSLY, people should know better than to say that kind of crap in public!

as for the ones who do? they need a bit of a slap.

thanks for dropping in on my blog.

Calmly Chaotic said...

Oh that sounds rough! It is so hard to hear comments like that.

Still A Guest Room said...

Thanks for your words of encouragement on my blog! And I completely agree with your "dear co-workers" letters....

Roccie said...

Go to your safe place - keyboard in hand and tell us all about the mofos.

Grr. WTF is irresponsible about kids in your 30's? Ask those morons how they feel about an old timer like me in her (gulp) 40's.

RAR!