Social Experiments are FUN!

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…

On this day:

In 2009 –
In 2008 –
In 2007 – drum stuff
In 2006 – I wish it was cold out!
In 2005 – texas vs. quebec

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26 Comments on “Social Experiments are FUN!”

  1. corto says:

    what ya need is a stack of empty, soiled, pizza boxes. Leave one in your desk garbage can… every day!!! πŸ™‚
    fatty.
    πŸ™‚

  2. corto says:

    what ya need is a stack of empty, soiled, pizza boxes. Leave one in your desk garbage can… every day!!! πŸ™‚
    fatty.
    πŸ™‚

  3. sourdick says:

    Dont agree with the Texas/Quebec analogy 😦

  4. sourdick says:

    Dont agree with the Texas/Quebec analogy 😦

  5. utsi says:

    good luck. one friend got to 4 months iirc.
    & a wtf? about the person who put her hand on you – not cricket at all… i’d have gone to HR. but then we’re all so very bill 168 at our store right now.

  6. utsi says:

    good luck. one friend got to 4 months iirc.
    & a wtf? about the person who put her hand on you – not cricket at all… i’d have gone to HR. but then we’re all so very bill 168 at our store right now.

  7. :3 OMG!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so happy for you!
    i remember you writing that you were only gonna have one because the last time the rib cage situation was too painful, so this is like, completely awesome. πŸ˜€
    yaaaaaay bobby sibbling!!!

  8. :3 OMG!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so happy for you!
    i remember you writing that you were only gonna have one because the last time the rib cage situation was too painful, so this is like, completely awesome. πŸ˜€
    yaaaaaay bobby sibbling!!!

  9. If there’s a next time, you can save youself the price of a home pregnancy test and pee on that coworker instead.

  10. If there’s a next time, you can save youself the price of a home pregnancy test and pee on that coworker instead.

  11. Anonymous says:

    when I was pregnant, one co-worker (whom I did NOT know well) came up to me and kissed my belly!

  12. Anonymous says:

    when I was pregnant, one co-worker (whom I did NOT know well) came up to me and kissed my belly!

  13. janey_emm says:

    I have a friend who made it to six months. I’m not even kidding. She just started wearing her jackets unbuttoned, and no one said anything. It was the strangest thing.

  14. janey_emm says:

    I have a friend who made it to six months. I’m not even kidding. She just started wearing her jackets unbuttoned, and no one said anything. It was the strangest thing.


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