MaryAnn - posted on 08/13/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )
I just need a bitch session.
I'm thirty two weeks, healthy, and having a very physically easy pregnancy. My work is practically unaffected, I'm fine to stand for long periods of time, and have not much to complain about there.
But my GOD am I sick of hearing the same questions over and over.
How are you feeling?
Is this your first?
Is it a boy or a girl? Do you know? How do you feel about it?
What about the father? Tell me about him.
What's your plan? (Like somehow a barista with a young face cant possibly handle the responsibility- financially or otherwise)
Did you have morning sickness?
When are you due?
How long are you going to work?
Are you taking your full mat leave?
Are you breast feeding?
Like. I understand that people get excited over this kind of thing, but I feel like every day I'm going into work for an interview. From seventy different strangers.
Unfortunately, my cafe serves mostly elderly immigrants who are often disgusted that I'm not QUITTING MY JOB to be a mom.
Sorry dude. It's 2015. I live in Canada. I didnt marry a millionaire. I have like... rights and legal entitlements and bills and stuff. And also an obligation to teach my children that grown ups should work.
I know stranger judgement shouldn't bother me. And I dont really think it does. Its just exhausting to be so inundated with personal questions for several hours a day from people I dont know or really care to form personal bonds with. I serve coffee. THAT'S my job. Dont try to distract me.
Lol, anyone care to join in? Make me laugh?