July 16, 2006

Question you should never ask

“Are you pregnant?”

A co-worker of mine asked me that the other day. A female co-worker. You’d think she would know not to utter those three words, being a woman herself. But I was snacking at my desk, and apparently pregnant women eat, so I can see her confusion.

I assured her I’m not with child. And was too stunned to say much else, like, “that’s a rude question!” or “why would you ask me that?”

Now I’m self-conscious about eating so I will have to resort to wearing control-top chonies, and taking my snacks into the bathroom stall to eat. Next, co-workers will accuse me of being bulemic.