Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oveheard from someone else's office

I had a lunch meeting yesterday with my coworker, Patty. Patty and I have the same job, only she works at a high school in the next town over. Of course, she told me a great story about one of her students.

Sidenote: Why aren't MY students telling funny stories or saying funny things this year?! Why the face?!*

Ahem. Anyway. Apparently, Patty was talking to a young girl - 16ish, I believe. She made it clear that she and her boyfriend are sexually active. GO.

Patty: What kind of birth control are you using?
Girl: Oh, I don't believe in birth control.
Patty: Ummmm? What? Why??? What if you get pregnant?
Girl: Well, I know I'm making risky choices and I'll just have to deal with the consequences. If I get pregnant, then, oh well, I'll just have to figure it out somehow.
Patty: But...
Girl: Anyways, it runs in my family.
Patty: ???
Girl: Yeah. My mom had me when she was 16. Young pregnancies run in my family.
Patty: ??? No. They don't run in the family. Teen pregnancy isn't blond hair or brown eyes. This is actually something you can do something about.
Girl: ???

Aaaaand...scene.

I love the idea of this girl saying that teen pregnancy runs in her family. Le sigh. Just something for all of you to ponder, I suppose.

*I apologize for my prevalent usage of the phrase "Why the face?!" as of late. But...did anyone watch Modern Family last week? If so, you will get the joke. If you didn't, then please try and watch the pilot online. It is actually really funny, and this is my favorite part. To summarize: the dad is talking about how he's a really really cool dad, because he texts and knows all the lingo. He then proceeds to say "LOL, laugh out loud. OMG, oh my god. WTF, why the face." I just about peed my pants at this part, and I have not been able to stop myself from exploding in laughter whenever I think about it.

Okay, I just found the clip on YouTube - PLEASE WATCH IT. I wish I knew how to embed a YouTube video on this blog like so many of you web-savvy kids are doing these days. Some help, please? :)

20 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hahaha wow.

And I saw Modern Family and LOVED that part too! I keep saying it and nobody gets it.

Lucky in Love said...

These are my favorite posts you know! I just can't believe there are children out there like this!?! Your are a freaking saint for doing what you do.

And of course...you know my love of WTF :)

Sus said...

Embedding a video is super easy-there is a code on youtube that says embed-just copy it-then, on your blogger page where you are typing, just paste it-preview before you post-it should work-I've done several-but only from youtube-I'm not sure if this works with other videos.

brown eyed girl said...

Seriously!! I think I would have had such a hard time not laughing and crying simultaneously if I heard that!!

Thank you for the Overheard post - they are HILARIOUS and my favorite!

katie said...

that was soooo funny! we've been saying why the face all week!

Taryn said...

Oh dear- I wonder what other treasures run in her family too?

Molly Lou Gifts said...

Well, if teen pregnancy can run in the families than I have a whole slew of "it runs in my family" type things. This could be the answer to all of my problems.

I LOVE Modern Family and I thought that part was freakin' hilarious too!

Ms. Attitude said...

LMAO!! I have been wanting to watch this show, but haven't had a chance yet.

Lucy Marie said...

I love love love these posts. I never knew teenage pregnancy was hereditary.

And I still haven't been able to watch the show. I was going to in my office today but I didn't have headphones and well.. you can understand why it wouldn't have been a great idea to just go ahead with that. Shared office and all.

Abbie said...

Early pregnancy doesn't run in the family, but common sense doesn't either! Geez.

Ashley said...

OMG that girl! wow! Oh and I love how you say what the face! I didn't get to watch that show (I think I dvr too many) but i'll have to check it out online :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow!! HAHAHAH Oh my goodness!!!!! That girl has a long road ahead of her.

kilax said...

It makes me sad that people are so stupid. I am happy she has your friend to guide her! She needs it!

Elizabeth said...

We will probably see that girl on the next season of 16 and Pregnant.. geez! I love Modern Family

Brittany Ann said...

um, I have no words, other than...OMG! Somebody help that girl!

Kristen said...

ahhh! I cannot believe the ignorance today. And you would think since her mom had her so young and it "runs in the family" that her mom would have had some discussions with her.

The Northerner said...

Ohhhh teenagers. This does not surprise me. Which is sad.

I didn't see Modern Family last week but I watched it last night and it was pretty funny. Did you watch The Middle? I thought of you when we were watching it! But only because of Indiana :)

Jenn said...

Gosh Shaina - didn't you know that teen pregnancy is genetic? You're so stupid! ;)

And I freaking LOVE Modern Family. Last night's episode was classic, too.

My favorite family by FAR is the 2 gay guys with their baby. Cameron is hysterical!!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Modern Family might be my new fave show. We keep saying "Won't that be hard for her to say?" and dying laughing. I think our friends are starting to worry about us!

And that story literally scares me. What is wrong with kids these days?!

d.a.r. said...

These posts are fantastic birth control for me. I cannot imagine having teenage children like that....