Friday, September 14, 2012

trust falls

We had an outside-of-the-norm teacher in-service today: we went on a 6 hour retreat, and did all sorts of team-building exercises, including trust falls.  It was a great day, and I am proud of myself for being a team player and participating in all the group activities.

One moment stands out that had nothing to do with the planned activities.  I was joking with a co-worker at the beginning of the day, saying I hoped we weren't going to have to do some stupid ice-breaker where we tell something "interesting" about ourselves.  He made some joke about what he would say (something fairly personal that would be sort of awkward for others to know), so I said that I would say "my husband and I are infertile."  He was super shocked that I said that, and was all "Oh my god!!!"  Even though he already knows this fact.  It just seems so crazy how awkward that word makes people feel. 

1 comment:

  1. Yep. It's weird to react that way even if he knew the facts. But that's it, isn't it? The world doesn't know how to deal with something that is so very common. Sigh.