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03 August 2005 @ 11:32 am
Typical conversation  
At work:

Y: Did your friend have her baby?
Me: Yes, July 4th.
Y: What did she have?
Me: A boy.
Y: And they are well?
Me: Yes.

There is a bit more to it on occasion, but that is the gist. I don't know if these people have any idea what I want to say about what she had... This wouldn't be bad, but meranthi has been on leave for a month, and I only started getting the questions all the time this week.
Feeling like: weirdweird
Erica: piratechanaleh on August 3rd, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
Y: Did your friend have her baby?
Me: Yes, July 4th.
Y: What did she have?

1. *fixes questioner with best Captain Obvious look* "... A baby! Weren't you listening?"
2. "A springer spaniel! The doctors have never seen anything like it!"
3. "Pre-eclampsia, but fortunately they got it under control..."

Dear me. :-)
Qarylla Windragarqarylla on August 3rd, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
Heh. Based on the whole child rearing process (from fertilization to kicking them out of the house):

Space alien

I know for certain my parents felt that way at least once!
Eeeekameranthi on August 4th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
3. "Pre-eclampsia, but fortunately they got it under control..."

Er...and wait for the blank looks???
Qarylla Windragarqarylla on August 5th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
I have been polite, and you know me, that is a minor miracle in and of itself.

Ready to come back yet? *evil grin*
Eeeekameranthi on August 6th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
That's a trick question, right?
Dottore Grazianoantoniseb on August 3rd, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
It is sometimes impolite to ask too often about an expected baby. One of the reasons is that the actual parents are often innundated with people asking about it in the last week or so, especially if the baby is a few days late. This can be a source of stress for the parents. So, we often wait a safe period of time, and then ask.
thastygliax on August 3rd, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
I know that for much of late June, meranthi was very close to ripping the head off the next coworker that asked, "You're still here? Why?" Maybe a few of them picked up on that. ;-)
Qarylla Windragarqarylla on August 3rd, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
I would love to think that they were with it people, but these are people who asked me the same question three weeks ago. Some of them are people who finally noticed that I am sitting in the cafeteria by myself. And none of these people seem to realize that I am the one with the hair-trigger temper.

It isn't enough to make me kill someone, but I think that they could use a few lessons in things like Insite (you know, the mention of the baby has been up since early July on the Town Crier). And writing about it is just making me pissier, so I will stop now.