Spinsterella

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Nobody* cares about anythig except weddings and babies

*My old friends-from-home, that is.

Leaving aside the fact that I’m always doing all kinds of interesting stuff with no comment from them whatsoever, I did assume that if I did something major and life-changing (and fool-hardy) like quit my job, I’d at least get, maybe, a ‘Good Luck’ email.

Nope.

The cyberwaves remained eerily silent.

But when someone’s sister, who none of us have actually seen for ten years, has a baby, well there are emails pinging back and forth all over the place. Discussing:

-baby’s name
-alternative baby names which were considered
-pronunciation of baby’s name
-alternative pronunciation of baby’s name
-alternative spelling of baby’s name
-female versions of baby’s name
-entire Celtic mythology of baby’s name
-other people who have given their babies similar names
-other babies with completely different names…

..and that’s just the name. Of course we also have to discuss weight (baby and mum), who he looks like, the hospital, the labour, etc etc…

*screams*

19 Comments:

  • From one job hunter to another. Good luck! Let them keep their weddings and babies.

    By Blogger alwaysd, at 6:22 PM  

  • ack. babies.

    By Blogger GreatSheElephant, at 6:22 PM  

  • What is the thing with babies' names? Why is so much conversation among women devoted to babies' names?

    I don't want to know about the forceps delivery and the stitches either, thanks all the same.

    By Anonymous betty, at 7:23 PM  

  • Not entirely true Spin - a lot of them care about Strictly Come Dancing too.

    Depressing, aint it?

    By Blogger LC, at 9:55 PM  

  • Oh dear.

    Potential e-mail conversation about quitting you're job:

    -Have you got a new job?
    -No.
    -So what's you're new job you're applying for?
    -Admin sh*t.
    -Who's it for?
    _(insert multi-national corporate monster here.)
    -OK. Hope you get it.

    I guess there just aren't so many things you can talk about with a new job unless you're going to another country, or swimming with dolphins, or being a taster at a chocolate factory.

    (sigh)

    By Blogger Steve, at 11:35 PM  

  • I was feeling irritated enough as it is this morning, and this hasn't made it any better. They can all just fuck off, with their babies and weddings. Weddings are a pointless waste of time and money, and babies are like horrible parasitic things that grow inside you, like tapeworms and the alien from Alien. Why anyone would want to get excited about that I can't imagine. Pure, naked horror would be a more appropriate emotion.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 9:34 AM  

  • Ah, I think it's cool you're quitting your job. New borns are dull, cause once you've gone 'Aaaah... She looks like her dad,' (Presuming her dad is small, bald, purple/red and looks disturbingly like Winston Churchill) That's it. Then they want feeding and you just don't know where to look...

    By Blogger No Shit Sherlock, at 12:06 PM  

  • hearing that someone has changed jobs simply does not elicit the same hormonal response as the 'b' word.
    a friend who works for cps regularly places foster kids with names like-and i shit thee not- colossus, midnight, gynyne, vagineda, and....wait for it....LESTAT.
    so much for what to name the baby.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 5:15 PM  

  • on naming babies, I hear "armani" and "lexus" are in...

    When I was growing up in New Zealand, I heard someone called their son "mongo". I thought it was a joke until I met the fellow. And yes, he did have a hard time at school. Frankly I thought the mother should have been locked away for naming her son that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:46 PM  

  • babies are annoying as a topic of discussion, but weddings are far worse.

    it could be something to do with the fact that there are 4 weddings taking place on my team at work in the next six months. my team has 8 people in it, including me, 3 of whom are already married. You do the maths!

    By Blogger Billy, at 6:02 PM  

  • That's brough back memories of locking my face into a grinning rictus when people bring newly-born babies into work. It all feels so false and as if we're doing this silly dance.

    By Blogger looby, at 11:36 PM  

  • Yep. There's nothing like being left out of the loop. Sometimes, people just suck.

    By Blogger Kebab, at 3:10 AM  

  • It's when they stop talking about weddings and babies that things lighten up. Sickness, operations and funerals are what makes the world go round.

    By Blogger Tim Footman, at 3:25 AM  

  • lately i've been hearing more about divorce and infidelity than marriage and babies...

    By Blogger Kirses, at 6:36 PM  

  • Babies are annoying. The people who have them are more annoying.

    I don't really anyone who is happy and married.

    By Blogger Tabby Rabbit, at 8:36 PM  

  • PS Good luck with the job hunt

    By Blogger Tabby Rabbit, at 8:37 PM  

  • I dont get the baby hype either. A lass at work dropped (not actually at work) and within seconds emails were flying leaving less room in my inbox for fart jokes.

    By Blogger Fuckkit, at 11:13 AM  

  • Can you believe that for the last four weeks, one of my friends has announced a pregnancy every single week? And today... one more! My nights on the town are numbered.

    By Blogger Miss Meep, at 3:46 PM  

  • that's monumentally dull

    despite having a couple of them myself, there's only so much conversational value in babies, their names, the birth, nappies, excrement etc.

    get some new friends or tell them to shut the u-no-wot up

    By Blogger Urban Chick, at 12:32 PM  

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