Monday, February 4, 2008

Button it up ladies...

Funny thing happened at work today. We took our new hire out to lunch, poor guy, he's the lone man in a department full of twenty to early thirty-something women. Us girls usually have no holds barred coversations at lunch ranging from sex to our wild college days to ex-boyfriends to current gripes with our husbands to sharing too much information about bodily functions. With our new guy around we had all promised to tone down the girl talk a bit.

Lunch was going pretty well until we realized that we were all of the sudden SURROUNDED by babies. Literally..surrounded. I'm kid you not. There were at least five or six women, milling around our table with either brand new babies in slings, strollers or car seats. It was bizarre. One of the girls, who has a one year old, said "Oh my goodness, look at all the babies!!!" She paused and said, "Seriously, I want to have another like NOW."

At that point our good intentions about limiting the girl talk went out the window and all of the girls began ooh-ing and ahhh-ing over the herd of babies. Everyone (except for my boss, our new hire and myself) started talking about how much they want to get pregnant. I should mention that most of the girls in the office are either pregnant or have been pregnant in the last year or are trying to get pregnant.

All of the sudden, my boss, a woman who dotes over everyone's babies but does not want any of her own, annouces, "NO ONE is having any more babies!!! I need you all!! Button it up ladies!"

At this point the poor guys looks absolutely terrified. I'm sure he was thinking, "What the hell have I gotten myself into?".

Poor thing.

I'm pretty sure my boss is counting on me to be the person who isn't trying to get knocked up... if she only knew the truth.

Anyways, it was pretty darn funny!

"We're not barren, we're reproductively challenged!"
-Charlotte from "Sex and the City"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are not alone- going thru the same thing- love your blog. Will be back to see how your doing.

tiggerladyjj said...

This story is funny! Oh how bad your boss would feel if she knew the truth!

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