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More congratulations fail

April 7, 2009
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Anyone who posts a response to my FB note, itself filtered, with congratulations, clearly can’t read, and I have to sit here and grit my teeth.

Even though I knew it would happen. I still hate it more than I thought possible. It could still be a disaster in the making. Then what?

Fortunately, most people seem to be getting it.

The weirdest one was a private message via Facebook from someone whom I not only haven’t spoken to in months, haven’t particularly liked in longer, and who recently caused more drama among friends of mine than is ever appropriate for people our age. I could have sworn I put her into a different filter, but when I checked, I hadn’t; I’m wishing I had just unfriended her when it would have made sense to do so.

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  1. April 7, 2009 4:39 pm

    And to give people more credit, I should add that the one thing that curbs my impulse to tell people that I’m pregnant is that I know their first impulse will be to congratulate me.
    gah, trying to be gracious about it is just more fail in action. but i don’t want to hide it, either.

  2. April 7, 2009 4:47 pm

    expresses her congratulations. . .
    I guess I’m practicing breaking the news to people. =/

    • April 7, 2009 4:50 pm

      Sigh. This is why people don’t say anything until they have to, I guess. My problem is that I’m such a compulsive writer that I can’t not say *something.*
      Just wait til someone tries touching my belly, so help me fucking God..

      • April 7, 2009 5:00 pm

        You want my help to fuck God?
        Sweet!

      • April 7, 2009 6:38 pm

        I’ll punch them for you.

  3. April 7, 2009 5:39 pm

    I’m sorry that folks are continuing not to get the congratulations thing.
    Lord only knows why some people’s common sense goes *poof* whenever fetuses or possible fetuses are involved.

  4. April 7, 2009 5:50 pm

    Wow, that is some serious comprehension fail there.

  5. April 7, 2009 6:49 pm

    I think C-word (no not THAT c word) in general is just one of those generic niceties people say when they don’t know what else to say, but feel like they have to say something. Sort of like Best of Luck, Best Wishes, Get Well Soon, Sorry for your loss etc…
    I understand that it grates on your nerves, but you will inevitably hear it a lot and for most people breeding is a congratulatory cause whether its planned or not. Personally, anything else I would opt for would be completely tacky and probably pragmatically offensive to most know humans. This is also why I prefer to borrow the phrase “you have my most enthusiastic contrifribularities” from Black Adder. We could have a contest to come up with the most awesome way to acknowledge someone who is expecting without using the C-word in any format….
    And on the uber-comprehension fail mail… I’m surprised that person went out of their way to contact you. She hasn’t gone out of her way to be in touch with anyone from my faction of the mutual friends group since we had the falling out. She would have to know that you’d be aware of the shit she pulled too, just bizarre. There is no accounting for insanity. None whatsoever.

    • April 7, 2009 9:23 pm

      I’m not surprised. I think she’s “testing the waters” wherever she can.

      • April 7, 2009 10:07 pm

        Yah, but of all people to test the waters with why would she go to the one with one of the highest security clearance levels?

  6. April 7, 2009 8:57 pm

    I just scrolled past this post again in my friends list and misread it is More Conflagration Fail. Just thought I’d share, you know… for the lulz and since I’d find the conversation mildly hilarious:
    You: “I’m preganant”
    Me (or someone equally as disturbing): Conflagrations!

  7. April 7, 2009 9:41 pm

    I think Jen is onto something here….

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