How odd would you find it if


#1

a person you worked with in quite a small office of about…8 people, and had all worked together for about 4 years didn’t mention they were having a baby until they had a baby…and weren’t a woman…

  • That would be a bit odd, why wouldn’t they say anything?
  • Fine. We work together, we’re not going steady
  • I would feel weird, and hurt and cry
  • I couldn’t give less of a fuck

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#2

I’d be pretty surprised if anyone who wasn’t a woman had a baby to be honest.


#3

Commendable if anything


#4

Yeah poll needs an “eternally grateful” option.


#5

mentioned this before but a guy that i used to work with went away for a long weekend once out of the blue and came back wearing a wedding ring. didn’t say anything about it to anyone. no one even knew he had a partner.


#6

I did that. But they knew I had a partner


#7

I didn’t understand the question but I’m very easily bruised so I just went with that option.


#8

that also seems… totally fine?


#9

jfc: when you say they ‘weren’t a woman’ and they ‘had a baby’… what the wtf are you exactly saying…?


#10

I meant that they are a man, about to have a baby with their partner. A woman having a baby would be obvious because they were big and pregnant…or having surrogate or someshitshuttttuuuuuppppp


#11

well within his rights or whatever, if you don’t want to talk to colleagues then fair play.

bit odd though, no? like it’s quite a big deal. you’d think you would at least mention it.


#12

Someone in our football team mentioned his impending nuptials for the first time in response to the Friday roll call on the whatsapp group


#13

This would be weird but I wouldn’t entirely be surprised as everyone I work with is weird.


#14

This happened where I used to work. It’s an odd thing to do. I understand when a couple might not want to tell anyone if there are worries about the baby’s or mother’s health, but otherwise it’s a bit of a strange thing to do. The guy that did it where I worked was a bit of an oddball tbh


#15

9 months is a long time to not mention a single thing about having a baby.
Like you do stuff don’t you? Buy shit and go to classes and stuff.


#16

quite a common ailment for keen footballers


#17

i mean i ticked ‘i couldn’t give less of a fuck’

but i’m compelled to post to emphasise how little that fuck of givingness is


#18

can’t believe people are insisting that other people are weird for not telling them more about their personal lives

YOU’RE THE WEIRD ONES, WEIRDOS


#19

CONGRATULATIONS


#20

I’d be surprised - I found in the run-up to having a baby I was having to take off quite a bit of time for hospital appointments and so on, but I guess you can be very discrete about that. Are they not taking paternity leave though? Surely they’d have to arrange that in advance and people would know?