Thursday, November 29, 2007

They Ain't Gossip Girls

I started telling colleagues at work about Swimmy about nine weeks ago. I've told some people for whom I think it will matter for future planning and mention it to those who are friends as well as co-workers. And I'm still telling them.

Remember how I said I work primarily with engineering-type men? After nine weeks, I still have yet to tell someone who has heard it from someone else. Each person is surprised and congratulates me, even guys who work for hours each day in close proximity with other people who already know. It just doesn't occur to them that it's news.

That's really refreshing in the sense that I sure know that folks aren't talking behind my back, or at least not about my pregnancy. They are lacking the gossip gene.

Note – I've never actually seen the show Gossip Girl, but I liked Blake Lively in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, so therefore the picture.


YF said...

oh yeah, you know it for sure too, as engineers also typically don't have the 'acting' gene either. :-)

Lawyer Mama said...

That's so refreshing!

kittenpie said...

That's pretty funny. Around here, the whole district would know in no time.

Karianna said...

MMmmm... I love Gossip Girl.

BUT, I would certainly welcome the opportunity to be in a situation as you describe where you honestly can figure personal details remain so. Of course, it may be that if it were a "guy thing" it would have spread like wildfire. ("Yo, Sam totally boinked that cute Suzanne!") Or maybe engineering geeks are good fellas. ;-)

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