Saturday, August 01, 2009

Things you should never participate in if you want to get any work done. At work, that is.

1. Bringing a human into the world. I think we all know why*.
  • How far along are you?
  • What's the sex of the baby?
  • Are you going to work after the baby is born?
  • Then WHO will take care of him? Your family?
  • What is the baby's name?
  • Are you going to call him Matt?
  • Oh, so you're not going to call him Matt?
  • Are you having a baby shower?
  • When are you due?
  • When is your last day at work?
  • Do you have a preference in sex? (male or female, come on, you dirty-minded people)
  • How do you feel?
  • Have you gotten the baby room together?
  • (at, like, 7 months along) You look almost like you did before being pregnant. Are you sure you're pregnant?

2. Having bunion surgery.
  • What happened???
  • Can you walk?
  • Does it hurt?
  • How long do you have to wear that thing?
  • Was it painful?
  • How long before you're better?
My surgical boot became rather offensive to many after wearing it for a month.

3. Moving to Minnesota.
  • Do you know how cold it is there?
  • Do you know it snows there?
  • When are you moving?
  • Have you been there?
  • When are you going?
  • Where are you living?
  • What's it like?
  • Do you still have a job?
  • What about your condo?
  • How does your family feel about you leaving?
  • Do they have Target there? (Target's headquarters are IN Minnesota -- shows how much people know about things.)
  • How far is where you're living to Minneapolis?
  • Do you know it gets COLD there???
I should have made shirts for each thing that pretty much sums up my pregnancy, bunion surgery, and moving to Minnesota experiences. Like some crazy run-on sentence.

When I am work, which is three out of five days, I seem to be the most popular gal in town - even with people I hardly talk to. Everyone wants to know what's going on, and since I'm still recovering from my bunion surgery (for you bunion surgery searches - when the doctor says it'll take 6 to 12 months to heal and to no longer feel pain, he's correct), so I get lots of questions like the above, all day long, and I keep repeating the same answers, all day long, while my task list gets longer and longer.

Yes, I'm actually annoyed because I can't get work done. And that we can't get on Facebook anymore, which means I can't play Bejeweled during lunch to improve my productivity or make fun of people's status updates.

My life is very complicated right now.

*I am in no way pregnant. Just to clarify. It was just the first time I experienced the 20 questions from 100 people each day known as the "being pregnant and open to any and all questions"experience.

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