“I’m pregnant”, she said and started sobbing. He fell off the chair flabbergasted! He has been married for the past three years and has a daughter who is 3 years old! But even then, he was taken by surprise. The lady who was sobbing was his colleague and not his wife.
He was engaged in a brain storming session with his team members. As soon as this session was over, a female colleague in his team approached him and said, “I want to talk to you”. Still elated at the successful and productive brain storming session, he ushered her into an huddle room. After being seated, she announced her predicament and started sobbing.
Caught by the recent turn of events, he played out different permutations and combinations of reactions in his mind. “I already have a baby!”. “My wife wouldn’t approve!”. “This is too early for another child”.
When the dust of confusion settled down, he realized there was no reason to panic! She was only his colleague and she is also married.
He: There is no reason to cry! This is something you should be happy about. If you are worried about leave of absence, there is…
She: No, I’m not about worried about that. I am worried about my in-laws.
He: Why? They should be happy!
She: Not sure. I have not told them yet. I’m not sure how to tell them!
He: (confused again!) hmmm…
She: My husband just went abroad on an onsite project. I took the pregnancy test after he left! Now, I’m not sure how do I tell my in-laws?
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