I am four months pregnant, and a "friend" of mine ( really an old work aquaintance that I haven't seen in a year. I was always her "shoulder" when her life wasn't going good. Which was never.) doesn't know. She calls me about once or twice a month to complain about her life and tell me horrible gossip about people we used to work with. Her last one was about a young man in his twenties who just had a baby with his girlfriend. She called to tell me that the girlfriend told him it wasn't his kid, and the time before to tell me that our old boss had nearly died of a heart attack. Every time I see her name on the caller ID, I just cringe, not knowing what new horror to expect. I have always been a good friend to her, and because of her personality she doesn't have many, so I feel it would be wrong to "cut her out" when I really only have to listen to it once a month or so. My husband tells me to just not answer the phone when its her, but she will keep calling over and over, desparate to tell me the latest gossip, so I feel I might as well answer and get it over with. She is also a little "special needs", no actual diagnosis, but she has always been slow and had to settle for low-paying, menial jobs because anything else is too complicated for her to understand. She just had her second child and wanted to tell me all about the birth and everything she went through and all about everything in her life. I listened, as usual, unable to even get a word in, and decided I'd tell her some other time that I was pregnant, since I didn't want to take anything away from her moment. Well, that was over three months and a half dozen phone calls ago and I still haven't told her. She never lets me talk when we are on the phone, and I'm too polite to interrupt. It's kind of turned into a joke between my husband and myself. When I get off the phone, he asks "Did she ask anything about you this time?" and when I say that I didn't get a chance to talk, we just kind of laugh it off. We haven't seen each other in about a year ( I moved a state away, had a baby, and am just too busy to go visiting right now) and will probably see each other this summer when I go down there (she doesn't drive, and wouldn't come this far away from home anyway). Should I just let her see my huge belly? I'm due in August, and will probably go down there in July....What should I do? I feel like saying "Oh by the way, I'm four months pregnant, forgot to tell you" is a little weird...
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