When I came back from my break at work today, The Pansy told me a rather troubling story. It seems that one of our coworkers (The Cave Dweller) isn’t exactly versed on the birds and the bees.
She had called in sick from work on the previous day, and upon being asked for further details it came to light that she had been feeling really nauseous and tired as of late. She told us that she had called her mother who had
jokingly angrily questioned if she was pregnant to which she replied “Um, no I don’t think so…”
Obviously The Pansy then asked her if she was sure.
Her answer astounded me.
“Well my boyfriend said that if he pulled out, I wouldn’t get pregnant!”
(The Pansy and Team Gingerbread in the shrillest voices possible)
“Um, are you kidding me?!? You know that doesn’t work right?”
“Uh well we’ve been doing it for 2 years and I haven’t gotten pregnant so far…” The Cave Dweller rebutted.
“Uh, that doesn’t really mean anything you know” and “Didn’t you have sex ed in school?”
“Uh, no. We had it in grade 7 but I got kicked out of the class for laughing”
“Typical. This is the kind of stuff you cover you know!”
After about 10 to 20 minutes of sheer stupefaction we decided that we’d have to educate her ourselves. I didn’t really think it was possible for people to not be completely informed about this stuff in this day and age, but apparently so.
I’ve always kind of joked about how this girl lives in a cave (she hadn’t heard of myspace) but this is outrageous.