Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Things I hear at work....

For the most part, the fact that I work predominantly with people that are at least 20 years my senior, goes unnoticed from day to day tasks. But it's moments like today that it's impossible remind me, I am not amongst my peers.



I was standing talking to one co-worker while another came up to join the conversation. She let out a big sneeze and I did what normal people do and said "Bless you." Her response?? "Thank you. Goodness! That just made me wet myself." What? Excuse me? Did she just say her sneeze caused her to "wet" herself?? She did. And I could not hide the fact that I was 1. shocked that she admitted that, 2. baffled as to how that can happen and 3. humored at the fact that she wet her pants because she sneezed so hard.



My co-workers then went on to say how that happens to them all the time and sometimes when they cough hard enough. By now, I'm literally on the floor laughing and they tell me something about how I have that to look forward to... But I couldn't really hear them I was laughing so hard. These are the types of conversations that I am not-so-gently reminded that I work with old, um, "developed" people BUT I love them and their uncontrolled bladders. I don't get to hear stuff like that when I hang out with my friends.... at least, not yet.




3 comments:

60 toes said...

Were they mothers? I hate to tell you but that is what happens after you push a few little ones into this world. I know the four I have birthed have taken their toll on me. FYI.

Megan said...

You wouldn't even guess the things I hear at work...I am the one 20 years older and it is hilarious!

Heather said...

Agreeing w/ Char, here... my best friend was just visiting this past weekend and the very same thing happened to her. We were both dying at the sad reality-- we're getting old, and after birthing of several kidlets, the body just isn't the same :)