Tuesday, February 9, 2010

the difference

Yesterday, Citizen Wifey reported to the courthouse to do my civic duty as a juror (in the midst of yet ANOTHER freaking snowstorm!).

I sat on a jury panel for a civil trial.

The attorneys for both sides were questioning the jurors. One attorney asked if anyone had anything coming up this week that they didn't want to miss, cancel, etc.

I thought about telling him that on Wednesday, I have my "What the fuck do we do now?" appointment with my RE. I thought about saying, in open court, that I am about to start a new cycle, I've used up my time on Clomid and need to figure out what our next steps are because I'm desperate, and I really really don't want to push that appointment back.

I didn't. I was too ashamed to admit that my body has failed, repeatedly, to do what has been done by women throughout the history of the human race.

And then the girl in front of me spoke up. "Well," she said, serenely rubbing her little belly, "Wednesday is our first ultrasound appointment for our new baby." Whispers of congratulations abounded in the jury box as she beamed.

Ahhh. There's the difference.


  1. Oh god. That is a sucky, sucky thing to hear. That sucks. I'm sorry.

  2. yeah, i'm with cheryl. that sucks ass. I'm really sorry.

  3. That's just horrid sweetie. Don't feel bad about not speaking up this time. It doesn't mean that you're not a brave, strong person. I hope you are able to reschedule that appointment and soon.

  4. I totally have a mental picture in my head of how that went down, and I totally hate that woman.


  5. F**K. That totally sucks. I'm sorry.

  6. Oh god, that just sucks. I am so sorry. I am speechless.

  7. That is the shittiest thing I have heard all...(well I am a RPL-er, I hear some pretty shitty things) all, MONTH! I know these are old posts but I am systematically going through them and this one was a bad day for you.