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13 June, 2006

Tough times ahead?

When a colleague goes on maternity leave, what does one write in the leaving card?

The consensus seems to be variations on 'good luck', but somehow that seems to be unduly pessimistic. Rather than "great! you're having a baby!", it implies "I hope it's not too awful and nothing goes wrong".

In itself, that's an understandable sentiment, but in the context of a light-hearted, fairly superficial communal card, shouldn't the negativity go without saying? Does Beth want our congratulations, or reinforcement of her trepidation?

Comments

"May your new arrival bring you joy and happiness" ?

Posted by Neil T. at June 13, 2006 04:09 PM

Depends if you're after her job or not, I suppose :)

Posted by looby at June 15, 2006 07:32 AM

"Lose weight now -- ask me how"

Posted by Saltation at June 16, 2006 02:12 PM
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