Monday, October 8, 2012

Last February 13, I posted about how women sound

 when they tell you someone has just given birth to a child.

It was when Mrs. Piccolo said that someone we knew just had a new baby. I asked Mrs Pic what they did with the old one and chaos ensued and confusion reigned.

It's not so when a guy announces his wife just had a new baby. Then again it is because chaos still ensues but there is no confusion.

One of the guys just announced that his wife had a new baby and my instant reaction, of course, was that I asked him what he was going to do with the old one.

Immediately someone else suggested selling it on Craigslist so we could have a few bucks to buy a case of beer with. Someone else suggested just tossing it in the trash because nobody wanted old babies anymore and someone else growled ala Joliet Jake Blues that he wanted to buy the new father's children.

Instantly a bunch of instant good natured ribbing started and the new father was left grinning and a bit red faced. He sheepishly said that he had announced that one wrong and that he should have simply said he was a father again.

This is quite a difference between asking a woman what the mother was going to do with the old baby as women get confused at first when you ask them that.

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