I work part-time, so my coworkers don’t see me as often at work as maybe some other
suckers people who punch the clock 40 hours (ha!) a week.Â And because I work in an office of 300+ it could literally be years before I run into someone familiar on another floor.
Today was the double whammy where I happened to run into two old work friends who I hadn’t seen in awhile.Â And they both noticed my new haircut. But that’s about it.
I cut 6+ inches off my mane and all I get is:Â “You got a new haircut.”
Do you like the ‘do?
Which leads me to ask – why bother saying anything at all?Â It’s like telling a 40-week preggo she looks like she’s going to pop.Â There are certain things you don’t say to new mothers. Especially those who’ve decided to go with the ubiquitous “I cut my hair off after I had the baby because IÂ didn’t have time to dry my long tresses” plan.Â Herewith, my list of things one should never say to a newly-working mom:
- “Do you need some Clearasil?”
- “Hey, I just noticed – it looks like you have some spit up (or is it yogurt?) on your shirt.”
- “Your hair looks nice in a ponytail.”
- “Are those shoes from Target?” (I said that today and got an eye-roll and a frown. Not good. So it’s now on the list.)
- “It’s a good things leggings are in style this year.”
- “Can I buy you a coffee?”
- “They’re having a special on sweet potatoes in the cafeteria today.”
- “I just got my nails done. Don’t they look good?”
I couldn’t quite get to all ten.Â I guess once in awhile IÂ can beÂ “nice.”Â What’s on your list?