Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My assistant

I hired a new assistant a few months ago. In nearly all respects, she has made my life significantly better. I really couldn't ask for a better assistant. Except in this one area. She loves talking about babies. She has a new granddaughter, so it is natural that she would gush all over her and fill her desk with baby pictures.

And then yesterday I was sick and of course emailed her that I won't be in and to take care of a few things while I was gone. Today I was back at work and she told me how worried she was about me. I said it seemed to be a 24 hour bug and was feeling better today. She replied that she was hoping I had the 9 month flu. Suddenly I felt like I was punched in the gut again.


  1. I don't understand why women aren't allowed to be sick without everyone asking if they're pregnant. Sorry that you have to deal with that :(

  2. Ugh, I'm sorry. Can you tell her gently that saying that stuff bothers you?


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