I just have to share this. A very good friend of mine recently announced her pregnancy. Very exciting. What is fascinating are the comments she has received from women in the workplace since her announcement.
Here are a few:
- Have you been trying long? (Would you ever ever ever ask someone at work how frequently they are having sex? Now is not the time to start!)
- I was wondering why your boobs were looking so big… (This would constitute harassment in any other situation)
- Are you going to take drugs, breastfeed… (OK now you are just being judgy)
- Are you going to come back to work? (Translation: I want your job/desk/office)
Ladies – it is time to take a page out of the men’s playbook. Simply say congratulations. If you insist; gush a little, write a card, order some flowers and move on.