So I work in a marketing and public relations department and part of our job is to pick out promotional items for the other departments of the organization. Our director sent us all a sample of something that she thought was cool. (I should offer up a little background on our department, we have a great time. Our director is one of the best people I've ever had the privilege of working with. We do a TON of work, but laugh a lot about almost everything - if we didn't, we'd go insane!) Anyhow, the promo item was this plastic bag looking thing that turns into a vase when you add water to it. We had a good laugh about how ridiculous it was and then added in a few "serious" reasons why it wouldn't work. I offered up that, like most vases, if the flowers are left in too long, there forms that green crap at the bottom and that a hand is too small to get in and clean it.
Fast forward to RIGHT now ... someone put water and flowers into the sample and our director came over to look at it. One of the co-workers mentioned what I pointed out about the cleaning and then I overheard another co-worker say "You can just use a baby bottle brush." And then I heard, this innocent, but jagged words "Well Kim doesn't know about baby stuff." Ouch.
I know it doesn't seem like a big deal and of course it wasn't meant 1. to be hurtful and 2. for me to hear really. My office knows about my struggles. I've been very open about it (since I was missing work for appointments, surgeries and miscarriages) and everyone is so great and understanding. But nevertheless, it still stings when I'm reminded that No, I don't know about anything baby related ... I haven't gotten the chance yet!