Tuesday, May 16, 2006

At the Water Cooler

I work in an office, well, two really. The first, a regular 40 hour, 9-5 type deal-e-o and the other a 10-13 hour weekly exercise which kills part of Sunday and three week nights. You may have heard, I have, excuse me, had a son in college. I also have a 20 year old daughter, though not in college, has been a category 5 budget buster for a few years now.

To simplify matters, from this day forward, the 9-5 gig will be known as the office, no relation. The part-time gig will be known as PTG.

In the office I am the only female and the only parent of humans (another story for another time) in a staff of nine. The median age is 41. I am also the only one sans significant other.

Does being a lone female over 40 office working parent (of humans) with a PTG have any correlation to being sans significant other? Most likely not, but something does. It's probably just me.


  1. Woohoooo. I can spy on YOU now. Welcome.

  2. You are the only one in your office who has children? Wow. How many people are in your office? I work in an office of 10 and everyone is a parent except one.

    And you're the only woman? So you are the only woman in an office full of men who have no children?

    You work in a frat house?

  3. CJ: Thanks for the welcome.

    Elizabeth: The office is 9 deep and yes, I'm the only parent. And no, not a frat house-it does feel like it, with all the where is? how is? what do we do with? where would you like me to put it? (this is my favorite one to answer) thrown at me regularly.


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