Thursday, July 3, 2008

Partners Say The Darndest Things

I mentioned to a merger and acquisition (male) partner that I wouldn't be around to actually close the deal we are working on (which will close in October/November) because I'll be on maternity leave. Partner asks "Are you at least married?"

Mommy, Esq. update: Many of you asked "how did you respond?" I also got guesses from folks who work (or worked) at my Big Firm as to who the partner was. I wish I could say I was pithy but I was shocked and thought it was funny so I laughed and told him that I certainly hoped so since I didn't think I could handle 2 on my own. What I wish I had said was "Well, if I weren't I'd probably find someone quick since I think 2 would be too much to handle on my own." What would you have said?

8 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

I...
Wha...
Um...

My mouth is hanging open, I'm speechless.

brittae@yahoo.com said...

Wow. Weird. Maybe he was thinking you're young (?!) to be married? I don't know. I can't think of a good reason for anyone to say that. Maybe he thought it is such a drag to have kids he wondered if at least you get to share the "horrible burden" with someone else....... Maybe he thinks your husband should be doing the "maternity" leave - probably what his wife did. Crazy!!! This is 2008, people!!

Helen said...

Lord- I hate the "Big Firm"
can we report him to HR?

a crapshack in nova said...

Wow. Awkward.

Husband said...

Now that I know which partner it was, this is actually a pretty awesome comment. He's so old-school, his name sounds like a law firm all on its own.

So it's cool.

Nancy said...

HAHAHAHA - sorry - that's probably not funny, but I did laugh out loud. Did you say anything BACK to him?? You should have totally messed with his head *grin*

Helen said...

I wouldn't have laughed....and my response would have definitely included an expletive or a threat. Like, could you say that again for my recording device?

a crapshack in nova said...

I think I would have said, "No, but the donor sperm's profile was amazing."