According to my co-workers I shouldn’t do the following:
- walk fast
- carry anything larger than a 3-ring binder
- wear heels
- push a cart
- open a door
- push an elevator button
- go up the stairs
- go down the stairs
- fall down
- drink the water at work
- live in silver spring
- go to the NIH for oncology clinic
As you can see it’s been quite a fun time at work since I’ve ‘come out’. I almost wish I would have waited until I started showing to tell anyone…next time I will be smarter! The way they treat me I sometimes feel like a mentally deranged handicapped leper.
My favorites are the obvious things like #11…I mean is it good to fall when you are NOT pregnant? And when did cancer patients start emitting toxins through their breath. I’ve told them numerous times I don’t handle the chemotherapy drugs or even touch the patients…I just talk to them…but somehow some linkage is missing and I’m still not supposed to go to clinic because the baby is being harmed. I mean some of this is comical, and some of it is ethnic and extremely naive. And by the way our water at work has been tested so much I’m almost certain it’s the safest drinking water in America.
But honestly it’s starting to get annoying and borderline insulting considering the only thing my doctor told me not to do is eat raw meat or fish or drink heavily. Also they keep trying to feed me all the time. That’s about as annoying as it gets in the unsolicited advice arena.
I can’t wait for all the advice I’ll get when I actually have the kid.