Baby photos at work
What does one do when they all start bringing out the baby photos and chit chat at work - I don't give a finger of fudge about being the odd one out - but I dont want to:
(a) waste my time looking at the photo's (they all look the same to me), or indulging in conversation about maternity leave etc which I obviously have NO interest in or:
(b) want to be rude enough to say that I simply am not interested.
I have tried saying I am too busy - but as I am obviously not that rushed off my feet that is not a very good excuse.
And why - when they know I am CFBC do they bother - are they just being polite or are they winding me up?
AAAGGGHHH ITS JUST SO BORING - I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!
We have an intranet at work including a noticeboard for important information for all staff. One notice recently was entitled "Exciting news from (some bloke)" I didn't recognise the name but clicked on it anyway to see what the exciting news was and was confronted by a gurning picture of him and quite the ugliest baby I had ever seen. A colleague and I were screaming with laughter at the poor little cross-eyed red, wrinkly gremlin. Bloke was wearing a "I'm the Daddy" sweatshirt too. No mention of mummy in all of this who, presumably, did all the actual work of bringing forth.
Firstly, I take issue with the fact that this is exciting news for anyone except the family and secondly, I am very concerned about this child whose human rights have surely been violated by the publication of this appallingly unflattering picture. Who wants their first moments in life to be subject to ridicule
I do have a funny story from work though. One day, my boss tried to show some us pictures of herself holding her newborn daughter. She had sent these to colleagues in another part of the country over the intranet (people she used to work with). However she accidentally brought up a picture of her recent holiday in Australia where she was posing with a young kangaroo. My immediate response was "bl**dy hell, that must have hurt!".
There were only four of them, so not too many, and they were of King Charles spaniel puppies.
I like those kind of photos.