Have You Not Heard The News?

| Friendly | February 14, 2014

(In our close knit community, newly married couples almost always start a family right away. So when a couple has been married several years with no children, we assume this is unintentional and we worry about them. I run into a friend and her husband on a street corner.)

Friend #1: “Have you seen [Friend #2] yet?”

Me: “No, I haven’t.”

Friend #1: *excitement coloring her voice* “You have to see [Friend #2]!”

Me: “Really?! That’s great news!”

Friend #1: “I know. I was so excited, I was practically jumping for joy!”

(Meanwhile, my friend’s husband is standing there laughing at us for sharing news without actually sharing news. Sure enough, when I saw Friend #2 later that night, she was quite obviously expecting!)

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