Social Experiments are FUN!Posted: August 30, 2010
Other than a select few coworkers who I have added to my facebook, no one at work knows I’m pregnant.
My plan all along was to not say anything and see what people will do/say when it becomes obvious that I’m getting bigger and people aren’t sure whether or not I’m pregnant. So far nothing really came of it but there have been two recent developments.
1- Last Friday, Brent Bobby and I went out for lunch and there was a table of my coworkers nearby at the same restaurant. 2 of them know I’m pregnant and the other 6 don’t. After I left, 2 women started whispering and asked one of my friends if I was pregnant. She knows about my plan and said something like "I don’t know… but don’t ASK her that!" I’m assuming a speculative conversation ensued.
2- Today, a woman came up to me, put her hand on my belly and asked if it was a boy or a girl. This is a woman I see EVERY DAY and whom I have obviously not made an announcement to. The other coworker who witnessed this looked horrified. I said "What the HELL???" Because even if I had announced that I was pregnant, touching me like that is SO NOT OK. She turned all red but was unconvinced and said ‘You won’t say it now, but sooner or later it will come out" This very same woman asked one of my coworkers if I was pregnant on the day right after I found out for myself. I think she’s a witch…
I wonder how much longer I can keep this going…
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