Is being married really this boring?

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Is being married really this boring?
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Mon, 05-05-2003 - 10:59pm
I've been noticing a pattern lately. Go tells me that I need to talk about myself/reveal more to others. So I'm trying. The only real social time I have is lunch....and this is how it goes.

I sit down. Teacher A already has everyone else engaged in conversation about her baby or house. Those are the ONLY things that ever get talked about at lunch! Teacher B also likes to talk about her kids as well- their sicknesses, their bathroom habits, etc. When teacher A and B leave, I have a total of two minutes with teacher C, in which time she talks about her kids as well! Occasionally, the counselor will talk about her grandbaby. Go, I've tried...I've REALLY tried to get myself in the conversation, to talk about my life more. I simply CAN'T!! Teacher A always dominates the conversation! Don't get me wrong, she's a nice girl, but geeeez, she never shuts up!

So, I'm wondering...after you get married, are babies and houses all there is to talk about?

Please, please, I hope I never get that way!

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 7:11pm
Uh, Erin, I think that was my point. If houses and babies are all there is to life after marriage, it's a sad state of affairs. I do have nothing in common with them. That's why I say it's boring.

It's still rude for one person to dominate a conversation and to interrupt someone who is trying to comment on the current topic.

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 10:35pm
Shy, it sounds to me as if these teachers have no life past house, spouse and mouse, er, baby. They are so wrapped up in their own little world, it's scary. Last year, at my other school, I was the ONLY ONE on my hall who had never been married or had kids. So I know the feeling. And my team members didn't like me. It was a very long year.

You could always ask them when was the last time they had sex on the kitchen table! :-) (wait...that will win you no friends, and they'll think you're a perv. Never mind. But I hope it made you smile, 'cause that was the original plan, Stan.)

I sit in the teachers' lounge, and eat my lunch quietly...mostly because when we had a discussion of music one day I mentioned how I wanted to marry Gene Simmons of KISS when I was 5. Freaked out many.

Now we just discuss how many days are left till the end of school and can we rid ourselves of some students without people noticing?

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 10:50pm
Come teach with me, pleeeeease??? I'll talk about marrying strange men with you!


Oh, wait...they're taking all of our money...but you could work for free! ;-)

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Wed, 05-07-2003 - 6:58pm
So today I was able to eat at a different time- without Miss Conversation Hog. And guess what?? I actually SPOKE at lunch!! Woohoo! I even mentioned to the other teacher about how much it upset me that I was interrupted. She said she didn't even notice. Hopefully, tomorrow she'll be more aware of how the conversation is being dominated. Maybe she won't. But, it did make me feel better that we could talk about something besides houses and babies!

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