Thursday, May 29, 2008

yet another rant

So I have some real posts in the works; including some pictures from the wedding last weekend, some medical news I got that I'm still iffy on, my progress with NaComLeavMo, and of course, potential family drama. But first I need to yell and scream for a minute.

There's a young girl here at work that I can not stand. She's just horrible immature and I have to have all these development meetings with her and basically tell her that she needs to think before she speaks and generally just keep her mouth shut more often. She's always spewing gossip, is beyond un-professional, and at times, has violated confidentiality. She's almost been fired for her big mouth. So this morning, I walk into a classroom a few seconds after her and she's announcing for the whole world to hear, "I can't believe I'm freaking pregnant, there is no way I'm keeping the thing". Now IF Meghan outranked supervisor Meghan at this point and I just turned around. This hit me hard. I have always been pro-choice. I knew that I would probably choose to keep a baby but that the choice should still be up to me. But I just wanted to shake this girl. Without even clicking through my blogroll I can think of at least 5 people who would love to love this baby. I just wish I didn't know.

(and to just add to the gossip-y badness of it, she's been quite vocal about hooking up with a guy in another classroom so now the whole world knows his business too)

Sorry for yet another rant, I promise I'll have some real posts up in the next couple of days

33 comments:

Shelby said...

Ugh! Why do people have to be so obnoxious sometimes! I am impressed you managed to remain calm- I never could have!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I think my reaction would have been WHAT THE F*CK IS WRONG WITH YOU??? I too am pro-choice but would have been appalled by her callous and cavalier attitude (and her seeming inability to keep private matters private).

Duck said...

nacomleavmo
brutal. brutal.brutal.
You are an amazing strong woman for not bitch slapping her.

JJ said...

She'd have a black eye right about now, if I had been standing there...
*sigh

Kate said...

That is so uncalled for. If those were your plans, why would you announce that to everyone? Yuck. I am really sorry.

Sunny said...

OH MY GOSH! I am speechless! I really have no idea what I would have done. Speechless totally speechless!

Fertilized said...

Oh dear lord ...really ........

Jen said...

Like you, I'm also pro-choice. But I'm also pro-responsibility. And this situation just screams immaturity. If this girl even had an ounce of a clue, she wouldn't be making such an announcement especially in the workplace.

Why the hell do people like this get pregnant with such amazing ease???

Morrisa said...

Ugh! I can't believe she called the baby a thing! Maybe she should get her tubes tied while she's at it.

Jen said...

Yuck. You should have gone over to shake her. How awful.

~Carrie said...

Who the hell just announces something like that at work, and then to top it off, act like it's not a big deal?! So many women go through such emotional turmoil with such decisions and this woman's attitude is completely offensive. There was really nothing you could say though, because you would appear 'insensitive'

Adriane said...

That so pisses me off. I'm sure she's oblivious to the IF world, but she sounds tactless.

Hope you are feeling good! I'm looking forward to reading your other posts!!

Michell said...

I think I would have wanted to puke on her. And I too am pro choice but still.

Geohde said...

Ouch.

I am pro-choice, but that doesn't mean I see abortion as a method of contraception for the careless shag.

Just ouch.

J

K77 said...

Oh wow, that really bites.

I am prochoice, but I am also pro-discretion!!

Jendeis said...

Not to be an asshat, but would I really want a baby with her assholish genetic makeup?

sara said...

First, thanks for your kind words and comment for me...they mean a lot these days. Second, holy crap how did you not just get up and punch her? I am so sorry you had to witness that. You have a lot of self control...she sounds terrible to be around! Hope you have a more uneventful weekend surrounded by nice people :-)

docgrumbles said...

Why oh WHY is fertility wasted on people like that???

Yoka said...

Can you ask her if she wants to have it and give it to us? We would take it in an instance.

I can totally agree with docgrumbles. What waste of fertility on people like her.

JamieD said...

I think there is at least one of those girls in every work place. I work with one and it is all I can do to keep from kicking her teeth in. I might still . . .

NCLM

Jendeis said...

Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday!! Check your mail in the next couple days for a surprise!

Fertilized said...

Happy Birthday!

A said...

Completely off post, but

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Heather said...

Shake her? I'm afraid I'd do more than that.

I can't imagine being that open about anything that important in my life. Can you imagine yelling "I'm getting a divorce. I cheated on him!!"?

seussgirl said...

oh good grief; people like that make me want to cry. Well, shake them first, and then cry for all the people who would take that baby in a heartbeat.
I'm so sorry you have to deal with her.
(Here from NCLM!)

Michell said...

So sorry I'm late but happy birthday to you!!!!!!

DC said...

Can't wait to see the wedding pics! :)

Yoka said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

alicia said...

soooo brutal! I think I would smash her into the ground if I heard that!

here from NaComLeavMo

dmarie said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Dreams Come True said...

Wow... I can never ever understand how people can be so loudly and disgustingly open with their private matters. I, too, am pro-choice, but I think that woman needs to have her head examined, and definitely needs to THINK before she speaks. I give you a lot of credit for not reaching out your hands, and shaking the hell out of her!

*nclm*

Katt said...

Wow, it would have been all I could do not to slap her!

E_Sharp said...

Yowzer. She sounds like a real tool. Some people just don't think... although, saying that, I shudder to think about some of the things I might have said, before trying to have a baby took on the significance that it currently has.