Friday, June 13, 2008

Morons and more morons

We got to watch a recording of three natural birth stories in last night's childbirth class. I thought they were very inspiring, and so did Mike. That is, when we could HEAR what was happening.

I was amazed by the immaturity in that room. I mean, these videos weren't even as graphic as they could have been, and certain (adult!) men (and women!) were laughing and shrieking like they'd never seen a vagina before.

And I KNOW they have, because they're in a childbirth class. So, HA! You can't fool me!

Not only did the vaginas set them off, but the mere sight of a woman's breasts as she labored in the shower was apparently scandalous.

Some of us rolled our eyes so hard that they popped out of their sockets and landed on the carpet.

It was like being in sex ed class all over again. I wanted to suggest that they hit PAUSE on their current pregnancies, wait a few years, and then continue when they can out-behave their children.

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And now for my own moment of moron! Guess what I managed to do? I put a sweating glass down on a library book that had a pink PostIt stuck to the cover. Then I somehow flipped the book over, making a nice, soggy PostIt sandwich between the book and the light, natural finish of my wooden bedside table.

The result?

Uh, so. Someone out there knows how to get this off, right?

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7 Comments:

Anonymous j.m. tewkesbury said...

I hate to say this, but if that bled into the wood veneer, you're screwed. If the table is solid wood, you can probably have it stripped, sanded down, and refinished, but I suspect this is a table with a veneer and there's no fixing that. I suggest finding a lovely decorative bowl to cover it.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Gilahi said...

Maybe the other couples always have the lights out so they really HAVEN'T seen these things?

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Betsy said...

Next time casually mention that in addition to being a librarian, you do a little fortune telling on the side. And then tell the immature ones that they will be grandparents in approximately 15 years. Because if you can't handle viewing a BIRTHING video in room full of other adults in a mature fashion, goodness knows you won't be able to talk to your child about these things AT ALL. It's not like it's porn.

Which gets me thinking, perhaps next time you should try shouting things like, "Oh, YEAH, baby!" "Take it all off!" "Push harder! HARDER!!!!!" "Bom chikka bom bom"

Of course, that would be awkward. But it's a thought.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Tewkes- it is solid wood, so maybe I'll attempt a sanding. GAH. Any tips?

gilahi- I wonder if they'll consider diaper changes a pornographic experience? Or maybe they'll do that with the lights off, too...

Betsy- how about an air horn? I could scare the crap out of them every time they behave inappropriately. I mean, teachers do that all the time, right? :)

11:15 AM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

I'm guessing that breastfeeding (heehee..I just typed breast!) is of a pornographic nature, too. Probably the same people that would tell a woman to go feed her baby in the public restroom. Again, too bad you don't have to have a license to become a parent.

Good luck with the table. My first inclination was to take some Comet cleanser and a green scrubbie pad to it. That's what I do with stains on the kitchen counter but I guess that wouldn't really work with wood. ;)

1:24 PM  
Blogger His suzy said...

I have no idea about the Post-It. But if you find something that works, please be sure to let us all know!

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try some baking soda on a damp soft cloth and see if that will rub out the stain. Baking soda isn't overly abrasive, so just might do the trick. Good luck!

Ann

7:47 PM  

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