Monday, February 02, 2009

Etiquette

So, I've turned into the sort of person who says, upon being notified of an engagement, "Congratulations... wait a minute, are you even old enough to get married?" And then, upon being informed that the betrothed are 18 and 20, proceed to tell them that they are far too young to be married, in fact, I was married at 19 and it was MUCH TOO YOUNG, and they should wait.

I'm pretty sure Miss Manners wouldn't approve.

So now I'm faced with the dilemma of responding to the news that a friend is pregnant with twins, a FORTYISH friend, and all I can think of to say, I swear to Maude, is:

"Better you than me!"

Perhaps I shall let the moment pass in silence.

3 comments:

jael said...

perhaps you can raise an eye brow, pour the (caffine free) tea and clean the house one morning 8 months in. i bet you you could make any damn comment you want if you clean some.

Jezebella said...

She's several states away, more of a Facebook friend than an in-person friend, so I think I'm just going to keep my outburst to myself. You are correct, however: pouring tea and a bit of a washup would surely make up for any comments of that nature.

Hattie said...

Huh. A friend of mine had twins, in vitro, at age 53. I did help her out but gave up after seeing that she was batshit crazy and there wasn't much I could do for the kids.