Wednesday, 21 March 2007

How long?

I made a brief visit to our UK office today.

My meeting took place in the coffee bar, not unusual. Meeting rooms are at a premium and it's often easier to grab a table in Costa.

As I walked to the table, still wearing my coat, someone I used to work with asked "So when are you coming back?"

It took me a while to figure out what he meant and then it clicked. I've had a couple of babies, he probably thinks I'm still on maternity leave.

So I replied "I've been back, after my second child, for almost two years."

He looked amazed, shocked, stunned, but, surprisingly, not embarrassed. That joy was left for me.


northernlight said...

What it is about male colleagues (or former colleagues) and their strange concept of time.

Ann said...

I like Steve and I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. I was wearing a coat and my hair has changed loads since I saw him last. I probably looked like a stressed out Mum more than an office worker.

northernlight said...

He probably had no idea it had been so long