Thursday, May 25, 2006

Over Easy

I was on my way to the elevator when I saw a co-worker coming towards me. He smiled broadly and said loudly, "Eighteen eggs this morning!" Turns out, he was not sharing the news of a rather impressive breakfast. No, this was the number of eggs retrieved from his wife's ovaries this morning. Considering I barely know this man and have never had anything resembling a personal conversation with him, I think I would prefer "hello" from here on out.

9 comments:

Kristin said...

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Susan Raffo said...

You could just smile sweetly and say, yeah, major dump this morning.

Susan Raffo said...

or better yet, you can be really mean and smile and say, really, well gosh, i got pregnant on the first try with my first born. good luck now, ya hear?

Susan Raffo said...

or you could just be happy for him.

Jenn said...

Oh my dear god. That is so funny, and so appalling. I'm almost charmed by his idiocy.

I kind of like the "major dump this morning" approach, though I'm too much of a wimp to pull it off myself.

Kristin said...

Jenn -
"I'm almost charmed by his idiocy"
That pretty much sums the guy up.

Vikki said...

Poor guy really is just socially awkward but it was too funny.

Anonymous said...

whoa everyone, take a deep breath. i find it touching that a man can be so 'proud'of his and his wife's infertility problems. he is probably excited at the prospect of fatherhood and wanted to share that. maybe, he is trying to connect in some awkward 'hen-like' way given that you are a chick. i would wish him good luck.

Vikki said...

This was more of a surreal interaction than anything else. I didn't judge the guy - just thought is was a funny greeting for someone you don't know. For the record, I did wish him good luck.