Thursday, June 5, 2008

Barista, chapter 3

So I go to the coffee bar today, and he says, would you watch your own surgery? And I'm all, no WAY, are you crazy? And he's all, I've been asking people all morning and most women are like, yeah sure, or, what the heck, or I've done it. And most men are like, NO WAY, are you crazy?

And then he's all, I've concluded from my experiment here and from watching my mom raise four boys, that women are tougher than men. And I'm all, bite your tongue Nora, don't say anything reverse-sexist like well it took you long enough or tell me something I don't know. And the woman behind me in line says something along these lines with her out-loud voice. And he's all (to her) would YOU watch your own surgery? She's all, maybe, sure, why not. And he's all (to her) I can tell you are a mom.

?

Do all mothers like to watch their own surgeries? Did I not get the newsletter?
Am I not a card-carrying mother because I want to swoon just thinking about surgery?
And what's the deal with surgery, anyway? There's some veiled assumptions about c-sections in there, I suspect, that I'm not bright enough to grasp.


16 comments:

hippyhappyhay said...

O'kay, I'll watch the barista's surgery, or your surgery, but no way am I watching my own. Ick.

hippyhappyhay said...

Oh, and bubba? Eat. Him. Up!

TwoSquareMeals said...

I would never watch anyone's surgery, and that does not make me less of a woman!

wheelsonthebus said...

And do all baristas ask moronic questions?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Ummmmmmmm, my answer is no. And I don't want to watch anyone else's either.

Nice finish with the adorable picture.

Vanessa said...

I can't see how this would have anything to do with maternal instinct. I'd love to watch, but I'm not a mom to anyone other than fur kids. Does he do surveys like this often?

MamaBird said...

oh, that baby. i will watch him. and my surgery? not so interested. but my DH has a tape of his knee surgery from high school. guess we are anecdotally not fitting barista's gender or parenting boxes.

BarbaraCA said...

Just reading about people discussing watching their own surgery made me a little gaggy, so I'm also voting "No."

lapoflux said...

So - if I screech NO at the thought of watching anyone's surgery does that mean I have to (or can on a bad day) give my babies back?
I am a big big NO on this. I saw someone reading a surgical textbook 3 tables away at Bridgehead and it put me off my coffee.
Bubba is far more appealing (the cheeks!)

JCK said...

Picture. TOO precious for words.

I always luck out and land on your post about the barista. Too cool. Anyway, I like to watch other people's surgeries. Not my own. Thank you very much. What's up with that?!

She She said...

I asked my husband if he would watch his own surgery, and he said (edited version), "No _____ way!"

I, on the other hand, would totally watch it.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Strong women admit they don't have the stomach (nor desire) to watch their own surgery, no matter how tough (or crazy) it might make them sound. See? You're totally strong.

All Adither said...

After got my second nose job (I know) and had my follow up with my surgeon, he had slides out of my procedure (I don't think he meant for me to see them). Man, it was gruesome and fascinating all that the same time. I wanted copies.

Jennifer said...

No surgery watching for me, thank you. Not mine, or anyone else's. I'll stick with American Idol.

The CUTENESS is almost too much!

Melissa said...

I think the mom comment is about mom's dealing with all kinds of gross baby things (whether it's poop, or vomit or injuries) and taking it all in stride.

As for surgery, it's not that I'd mind watching it. I'd mind being awake for it!

Childlife said...

So when did the barista become a dude? I'm so lost... I feel like I missed the season finale somewhere :P

Somethin's askew with his survey data. I've had two C-sections and wasn't wild for sneak peaks at anything going on until they had a baby to hold up and show off to me :)

Oh, and how CUTE is Bubba in that hat??????