It’s reached epidemic proportions in the office. And although you’d like to say something to the person you have to be careful as the condition is sometimes mistaken for an entirely different condition. Being wrong can be embarrassing, maybe even fatal.
So you wonder, want to say something, but keep your silence until they finally announce, “I’m pregnant.”
Dave Barry said it best: “You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.”
You might think Dave is being overly dramatic, but a former co-worker was at a cafe when the friendly girl at the counter asked her, “So, when’s the baby due?”
Imagine how embarrassed they both were when she responded, “He’s eleven years old.”
Yes. I think it’s definitely best to keep silent and share in their joy–only when they confirm it.