Why do people feel the need to gossp?
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|Mon, 07-19-2004 - 3:04pm|
While I was in NYC, the new principal held a barbecue at his house for the staff to get to know them. I obviously didn't attend, since I was out of town. I guess the hot topic of the barbecue was my m/c in the school van on July 1. Now, I don't know if they were gossiping in sympathy (poor Angie) or just to gossip, but I'm really mad. I don't know who started talking about it, but if one more person comes up to talk to me about it I think I will scream. The worst is one of my closest coworkers (close as in she is my teaching partner, not close as in we hang out) who came over to ask me if it was true, that I had really lost the baby in a van. Oh, please, let me just kill you now, you stupid moron.
So, now apparently everyone knows and feels this insane desire to talk to me about it or to try to comfort me ("hey, isnt' it great you got pregnant again?...you know, third time is the charm!"). I can't imagine what it is going to be like when we are actually all back as staff in two weeks (now I'm just going in on my extended contract and keep running into people). As I wasn't planning on telling people for a long while about the pregnancy and wouldn't have told any of them had I miscarried in the privacy of my own home, this is annoying. I'm sorry that I had to miscarry in a school van in front of other people, but do they need to talk about it and share it with people I'd NEVER TELL IN A MILLION YEARS????
Okay, I'm a little calmer now...maybe.
Angels 2/1/04 and 7/1/04
Our Angels, You are never far from our hearts and always in our prayers.
“It is not the fast who win the race, it is those who are firm in faith and can keep going when the race seems long and the finish line far away.”