The other day at work I was asked by a customer, who is most likely in his early 40s, if I was "in the family way." Wow, I cannot explain the restraint this customer was asking me to have in answering this question. This was truly the soft balls of all soft balls for a overtly sarcastic person. At first, I wanted to respond with something incredibly gratuitous like, "Yep, the husband and I got frisky and now my insides are knocked up." And then I thought going with something more tame, but equally as sarcastic like, "Why yes, and it's simply amazing it happened since I spend all my time in the kitchen cooking roasts and that we sleep in separate single beds." And finally, I wrestled with the tried and true of, "What? AM I PREGNANT? Say it. Pregnant. Yes, I'm the "P" Word. PREGNANT."
Fortunately, for him, and unfortunately for my self-worth, I just answered, "Yea." Oh, what could have been.