- the boss of you
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
Yeah, pretty much. Also women who choose to terminate, which can be just as stressful. Thankfully I’ve never seen this done as an April Fool’s joke.
I have never done it and never would.
@Scar_cats_tic: I never thought of the “prank” in this way before, so that’s why I wanted to pass it along. It’s definitely aimed at the people who do status updates online in order to protect the feelings of your TTC or grieving friends, but it’s probably best not to treat pregnancy as a joke in real life too.
A ‘friend’ of mine on facebook did this last year and I was so upset. We haven’t been able to get pregant for 2+ years. I sent her a message telling her that if it wasn’t true, which I knew it wasn’t, to take it down. That it wasn’t funny.
A friend of mine lost her first pregnancy around this time last year. I wouldn’t have done it before then, but I most definitely wouldn’t now – how ridiculously insensitive and childish.
FIL did this last year…about SIL and I!!!! WITHOUT TELLING US FIRST! I started getting these messages from random relative in laws congratulating me and I had no idea why. I was pissed.
@the boss of you: yeah, I can see no harm in doing engagement pranks since it doesn’t deal with birth or death. However pregnancy takes it on a different level because it involves people trying to give life, or sadness of dealing with death. That’s where I personally cross the line.
I’ve never thought of this “joke” in this light, either. I actually did pull this prank today on my boss, but only because it’s an ongoing joke among a few of us. A month or so ago our sales director walked into my boss’s office while she and I were having a talk about someone else being pregnant and the sales guy misinterpreted and thought that I was pregnant (that’s how rumors get started haha!)…so it’s kind of an inside joke between the 3 of us. This morning I walked into my boss’s office with a cup of coffee and asked her if it was ok to drink coffee while you’re pregnant – her eyes got big and she asked if I thought I was pregnant, but I’m a terrible liar and it only lasted for a total of like 45 seconds. Of course, I wouldn’t post something like that on Facebook or anything anyway, but especially not after thinking about how it could affect my friends who have had tragedy or are TTC but can’t. Thanks for posting this 🙂
I don’t get it. I’ve never done the prank (just because I’m superstitious) but I know people who have and I thought it was funny.
I would liken it to a woman waiting to be proposed to/her bf passed away and another woman pretending that she was just proposed to. Or a woman who can’t afford a designer gown and another pretending that she just bought one. Or a woman who has no father and another pretending that she just found her long lost dad. One is really not an insult to the other. I could see if the joke was that she could never have kids, or had miscarried, etc. but it’s not? Please explain.
I never did this as a prank, but FI’s friend thought it was a good idea one year and tried to get me to prank FI by giving me a positive pregnancy test he got from his wife who was pregnant at the time. I didn’t want to pull the prank on FI because that is not something he would find funny, so I told him about his friend’s idea. FI and I faked a fight about it and told his friend that we broke up because of the prank…it was too funny!
S/N…I did prank FI this morning because he claims to be the master of pranks and that nobody can get him on April Fool’s. I usually wake him at 7am (I get up around 5:30-6), so this morning, I ran in the bedroom at 7 and started yelling “Get up!! We overslept! It’s 10 minutes till 8!!” He jumped up out of bed so fast! I yelled April Fool’s, and he called me an ass…I’m waiting for his payback later today. LOL
@sablemuse: I’m sorry, did you really just compare buying a designer dress to having a baby?
For those of us who are unable to concieve or have lost our little ones, it is not a joke. It isn’t funny to make a joke out of being pregnant. We sit back and watch others get pregnant and it breaks our heart. And then someone makes it a joke. Not funny.
I don’t see why anyone would ever do this, regardless of whether it may offend someone. What’s the point? It seems extremely immature.
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