30 June 2006

Oh goodie, it's happened again

So I had dinner last night with some friends. I stupidly forgot one of them was pregnant, but that's not such a big deal. Even if I had remembered, I could never have prepared myself for what happened after I arrived.

There were 3 very pregnant women, one mother who had recently given birth, one woman who "might have kids someday" but absolutely not now. And me.

Guess what the topic of conversation was for the entire effin' night?

Guess who sat there with a glazed look for the entire night and contributed nothing to the conversation?

Guess who went home miserable, but surprisingly, didn't collapse into a puddle of tears?

Guess who is hating the world today.


At 30/6/06 6:28 a.m., Anonymous Truly Tested said...

You poor thing. I would have DIED. How incredibly inconsiderate (although I guess they don't know, huh?) I myself can't blame people because I'm not "out" about IF at all. I hope that you at least amused yourself by picturing them in all sorts of humiliating moments. You're very strong to have held it together after a night like that.

At 30/6/06 8:44 a.m., Blogger Meg said...

Oh, Projgen, yuck. That's pretty extreme. That's not just you're average run into someone who's pregnant experience, you know. You should have just told them about what's going on with you and watched them squirm. It may not have been very productive, but it would at least be satisfying. (Oh no, I think that is what is referred to as "assvice". Tell me to shut up.)

At 30/6/06 3:27 p.m., Blogger EJW said...

Do they know about your situation? Either it was totally thoughtless or they are just unable to pick up on social skills. I can't imagine sitting through that, I would have had to say something.

At 30/6/06 4:46 p.m., Blogger Just another Jenny said...

What an awful night, I would have been choking back tears the whole time. No wonder you hate the world today. {{hugs}}

At 30/6/06 8:30 p.m., Anonymous Erin said...

That's awful. I'm so sorry that you had to sit there all evening and listen to that.

At 30/6/06 9:35 p.m., Blogger Lut C. said...

A few days back babies were the topic of the day at work. One guy had the audacity to ask me whether I planned to 'breed some critters' any time soon. I'm sure he meant to be funny by asking it that way, but I wasn't amused. I'm not out of the closet at work.

At 30/6/06 10:21 p.m., Blogger projgen said...

One woman there knows my situation very well, but the rest don't. Um, wait - I think maybe one of them does kinda know. Anyway, the rest of them don't know and I don't know them very well.

I came *this* close to breaking in and saying, "gee I wish *I* could have a baby," and sitting back to watch the conversation come to a screeeetching halt. Just couldn't bring myself to do it. (see Meg? It's not assvice!)

Lut - How did you manage not to deck that asshole? breed critters. Yep, gonna pop out a whole litter of 'em any day now.

At 30/6/06 10:48 p.m., Blogger ms. x said...

Ugh, I don't know what's worse - listening to people drone on about their baby plans and pregnancies or listening to them bitch about the kids they already have (I actually find myself in this situation more often than the former).

It sounds like you showed great restraint, but the evil part of me wishes you had made the 'I wish I could have babies' remark. ; )

Shabbat Shalom,


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