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.

3 comments:

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