I’ve got two words for you : my boss.
I don’t even know where to start with him…
First, he was annoying the crap out of me, but fortunately I’ve managed to get used to his annoyingness and it doesn’t bother me so much anymore.
Secondly, we went out to dinner with him and his newly arrived wife and M and I decided that he is definitely punching over his weight (she’s disturbingly normal…how does she stand him?)
Thirdly, they’ve been married for four months (three and a half of which they have been living in separate countries for), have only lived together physically in the same house for two weeks and have only recently consummated their marriage (or so we assume…at least we hope he has done so by now…because last time we were talking about it, he hadn’t…) Then he tells me today that he wants to up their health insurance because they WANT TO HAVE A BABY!!!
Well, rather than they ‘want’ to have a baby, it was more along the lines of, “Well, now we’re married so of course the next step is baby…”
I feel like I’m living in the dark ages or something. I feel like screaming at her, “Take the car out for a test drive before you buy it, baby. And at least fricken know the person whose DNA you are going to create a sprog from.”
Actually, more than anything, I feel really angry about the whole situation. She knows no-one here, can speak no English and suddenly she’s going to have to deal with doctors, obstetricians and all that messy parenting stuff before she even gets her two feet on the ground.
I think it’s irresponsible of him more than anything. She’s the sort of person who is just going to follow his lead and then later on down the track, crumble and say, “Holy fuck, I can’t deal with this!” And the reason I know this is because that’s what happened with me. I hopped on the whole relationship conveyor belt and barely got off before I ended up somewhere that I would have truly regretted.
These kids of today…and when I say ‘kids’, I mean my boss. I’m feeling the twelve month age gap between me and my younger boss to be as wide as a chasm.