The Seventh McNugget

We all can't be one of the Six.

13 October 2005

Nice One, Kamin!

I work with a very sweet girl who happens to be about 6 months pregnant. Today, in the hallway, I was walking behind her and she said to me, "Feel free to pass me," because she felt like she was walking slowly.

In my brain, I think... 'Well, it's ok that you walk slowly because you are transporting multiple people and I am just one person.' And since she said "pass", I'm in an automobile frame-of-mind. So I try to express that it's ok that she walks slowly.

So what do I say to her?

"You're like a bus."

HOLY BALLS! Did I just call a pregnant lady a bus?!!? I meant it so innocently! As in.. she's carrying multiple passengers and I'm just a single car!!! ARRRGGH!!! I'm such an idiot!!!

After making it VERY clear what I meant, I still feel like an idiot. She understood completely and was laughing about it... but I still feel about yay *hold fingers 1 inch apart* big.


At 4:09 PM, Blogger Kate said...

My boss had a baby last year, and one of her colleagues (a man, of course) asked her when the baby was due--three months after she had delivered. Oops.

At 4:22 PM, Blogger The K Man said...

DOOHHHH!!!! That's even worse than mine! OUCH!!!

Even opening your mouth to say ANYTHING related to pregnancy is a dangerous move. No matter how much I am convinced someone is pregnant, I wait until I have outside verification before I say ANYTHING about it.

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tammy was at the mall yesterday with Emma, who was dressed up in a COMPLETELY pink outfit. Very girlish. This old woman came up to her and said, "My, what a cute little boy!"


At 7:58 AM, Blogger Stan said...

Dude, your story has me laughing so hard I'm crying! Thanks for the early morning lift.

Kate, I'm with Kamin. Always get outside verification, preferrably from the person in question.

John, I've had that happen multiple times now. Also with the little one dressed in pink.

"Oh, your boy is so adorable. What's his name?"
"Oh, he's so cute, I could just eat him up."

Umm, did you notice that I just said a girl's name? Or did you expect me to respond with, "Yeah, we're hoping he grows up to be gay. You know, cause life's not hard enough when you're straight."

At 9:08 AM, Blogger The K Man said...


At 1:47 PM, Blogger Kate said...

Kate, I'm with Kamin. Always get outside verification, preferrably from the person in question.

I usually wait so long that people look at me like "What the hell? You didn't know I was pregnant? Didya think that I was just fat??"

Okay, so that only happened once, but yeah, it's a delicate subject.


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