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strawbabies

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Wish I'd Known About This Phrase Back Then
« on: October 07, 2007, 04:19:28 PM »
A few months ago we had a company lunch out at a restaurant.  At the time, three of the women, including myself, were engaged.  We were talking about weddings.  When I mentioned that I had already bought my gown, (wedding is next August) the president of the company pipes up, "If you get pregnant before your wedding, the dress won't fit."   :o

Who said anything about me wanting children any time soon?  I'm not pregnant now, nor have I ever been.
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Re: Wish I'd Known About This Phrase Back Then
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 05:28:22 PM »
Is that an assumption?  While it was rude to say, it was a true statement.

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Re: Wish I'd Known About This Phrase Back Then
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 06:05:22 PM »
He was assuming she was having unprotected s*e*x and not using birth control.

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Re: Wish I'd Known About This Phrase Back Then
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 06:08:25 PM »
Is that an assumption?  While it was rude to say, it was a true statement.

It was assuming a lot of things! It isn't even necessarily true -- if she got pregnant, say, two weeks before the wedding, the dress would still fit.
   

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Re: Wish I'd Known About This Phrase Back Then
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 11:09:47 PM »
Well, jais was right, it was technically not an assumption, it was a reasonably accurate summary of a cause and effect.

But it was clearly made ON the assumption that an unexpected pregnancy was not unlikely before the wedding. And it was DEFINITELY out of line for a work colleague, let alone a superior, to make.
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Re: Wish I'd Known About This Phrase Back Then
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007, 11:29:59 AM »
Is that an assumption?  While it was rude to say, it was a true statement.

Yeah, I think a more fitting response would be "What an odd thing for you to say to me" or "Why would you think you need to tell me that?"
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Re: Wish I'd Known About This Phrase Back Then
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 12:03:08 PM »
It would have worked for me.  My husband and I had been dating 6 months when we decided to go ahead and get married. It was pretty much a foregone conclusion from the day we met. But the first thing most of the people I knew said when they heard the news was, "Oh, are you (is she) pregnant?"
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I wish I'd had that line back then.

I'm waiting patiently, though. Our daughter's birthday is 12 days after our wedding anniversary. Can you guess the assumption?  ::)