28.7.08

I Might Barf

This is how I've felt all day today. I don't know why. I don't feel that bad physically, just kind of barfy. But if one more person asks me if I'm nauseous because I'm pregnant I'll barf on them.

First off, I'm not pregnant. But the thing that irks me is that so many people have asked. Now, to be clear, there can be no question physically about whether I'm pregnant. I weigh a little more than I'd like, but there is no way that someone would ask because of my appearance. But that's not the point. The point is: At what point did it become polite to ask someone you barely know if they're pregnant? Especially based on the evidence that I feel a little nauseous. I would never ask anyone I work with if they were pregnant. I might not ask a good friend.

Pregnancy is definitely something that should be left to the gestating party to reveal. Sure, time will eventually do the job, too, but christ, don't ask.

It's amazing how free people feel to invade your privacy. But it's also amazing how quickly people will just give it up.

I have a myspace profile. There's relatively little on it. Because I don't want any person who stumbles upon my profle to know every last detail of my life. But I see plenty of people's profiles all the time where they disclose every last detail of their lives to anyone who's willing to read it. I don't get it.

I have a few friends who have myspace profiles where they reveal not only what they've been eating for the last month, but where they live, work, when they have dates and when they get laid. WTF? And then when they end up with people acting inappropriately on their page, they get upset.

I've been thinking about getting rid of my myspace page for a while now. First of all, I think I'm getting a little long in the tooth for that kind of thing, if you know what I mean. But secondly, I've had a few unwelcome visitors. Why do that to myself? I'm not trying to debate the merits of different social networking sites, but at least facebook keeps a little tighter lid on things.

But I digress. The intent was to say mind your business. So that's it. Mind your business. Don't worry about anyone else's. Especially mine. Thanks.

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