(Closed) Why do I only think of great comebacks when it’s too late?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

haha i do that too!  i always feel like george from seinfeld in the “jerk store” episode.  i get that worked up about it, too.  sorry this happened!

Post # 4
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

That’s crazy of her! Oh man! But, I would have done the same thing. And maybe doesn’t definitely mean definitely, so don’t worry. She couldn’t read your thoughts. Maybe you were just realizing, ut oh! maybe! but that doesn’t mean you are. Don’t stress it, it’s over, and there’s nothing you can do. But do know that you aren’t alone- I do this all the time, especially with things I could have said when people were rude to me!! (I’m so bad at being rude back in the moment).

Post # 5
3004 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@EleanorRigby:That’s what I was thinking too!! (Sienfeld)

OP: I’m sorry, that stinks! But I’m sure she was just joking when she said it. 

Post # 6
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m the same way! I always freeze in the moment and then think of a great come back later! Uggg!


Maybe your boss will just think that you were joking around or something!!!

Post # 7
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh, I can totally relate to this!  As as I was on my way out the door to my first doctor appointment after I found out I was pregnant (barely five weeks along), my boss jokingly asked, “What, are you having a baby?”  I just laughed it off but totally FROZE, the same as you!  Later that day, he apologized for what he had said and I told him, “You’re going to feel really bad when I tell you about this terminal cancer I have!”  So I did get in one good comeback but jeez!  Who says stuff like that??

By The Way, when I did announce my pregnancy, my boss said he really had no idea, he was just joking.  I think a female boss might be a little more in tune to a potentially pregnant employee, but I would just proceed as if you’re not, and make the announcement when you feel comfortable.

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m guessing your boss would take that as a joke

Post # 9
11238 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mommytobee: I do that too and it’s really annoying sometimes.

Post # 10
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mommytobee- Was she maybe joking? I know my boss asked me that a few weeks ago after being sick with a cold and I knew she was joking (I’m not pg, I was just sick) and we have the type of relationship where I wasn’t offended at all. If you don’t have that type of relationship then I would be peeved.

Post # 11
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We were on our way to a luncheon with a bunch of female co-workers and my boss (who is also a woman) was talking about how she had to tell her first boss that she was pregnant a month after starting and then she (jokingly) said “Don’t get any ideas!” to me.

A month later I was pregnant.

Post # 12
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Whenever I get sick, I get accused of being pregnant by my friends and family and also my boss. I had the flu a few months ago and she outright asked if I was pregnant. I didn’t mind, but she immediatley felt embarrased for asking me, I think the words just flew out before she could censor.

Post # 13
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

That is way innapropriate!!! Aside from that I always think of come backs to late.. I think in your case you were just a little shocked at the comment.. I mean how rude.

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