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Die Mommy Die: Women talking about babies in workplace

March 15th, 2009

Interesting piece about women waxing rhapsodic about motherhood at the office and how it affects non-moms and moms who don't necessarily think motherhood is the beginning and end of the world. I add my thoughts.

By Nancy Hass

Arranging the interview took months of patient pleading with the CEO’s staff, and now that I’ve been waiting for almost an hour in the chief’s vast beige and teak inner office, one thought keeps running through my head: She better be as brilliant as everyone says.

Ten minutes later, the CEO walks through the door, smoothing her pantsuit and flashing a purposefully desperate smile. “I’m so sorry to have kept you waiting,” she says, plopping down in the sleek armchair next to me as I reach out to shake her hand, “but my nine-year-old had a bad night because of a test today—throwing up and everything—and she just called in to say she thinks she aced it. Everything is so dramatic with that one; all her stress goes right to her stomach.”

I try to cut her off with a tight grin, barely enough to pass as polite. I don’t like where this is going.

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This story is hilarious. I like to talk about my cat, whom I love, but I always keep in mind that this can usually be boring for those who don't own an animal that purrs. It's nice to talk about what you love, but it's nicer to do that with persons who share your interest.

Comment #2 by Soy Baby Formula on January 31, 2012 - 2:12pm

It happens to me, too, every time. When people meet me, I'm a nice person who doesn't stand up with anything, in their eyes. But when I tell them I don't really like children, I become a monster sent from the deepest pits of hell.I don't get it, since I don't have one of my own, the maternal feeling isn't so strong in me. Apparently, that scares people.

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