Not many know that I secretly want to be housewife.
Simple as that.
I was talking with my boss, he asked me what do I want to do in my life, specifically, in the near future, do I have anything in my mind, do I want to further my studies?
Yes, of course. But I don't know in which area particularly. Definitely not the one I am in right now.
Boss wanted to know the reasons.
Me: I'm thinking of having a family soon. This (the department I am in) is mostly a guy's thing. I cannot do this while I'm pregnant.
Boss: Bullshit. Look at the female bosses you have. Don't you think they want to get married and have family too? If they can do it, so can you. If you get pregnant, we'll assign you to do other things first.
Me: Yes, I know. But I don't want to wait 9 months to learn. That means, I'll be getting my cert later that supposedly. I just hate to be left behind.
He shook his head, "Achievements come first."
"Having a family is an achievement too," I argued.
"Not to me," he said.
Me: It is an achievement to have a good family.
Boss: Well, yeah, it is. But I can always do that later.
Me: You are a guy, it's different. I don't want to give birth for the first time when I'm forty!
After a long pause, I continued, "I actually like this department."
My boss gave me a smile and said, "You're just saying it because you are talking to me."
"No, I am serious. I like it, it's so nice here, it'll be perfect for me without the...You know, like I mentioned before..."
My colleague was working for a good 8 months before she quit her job.
"Why did you quit?"
Her answer: My husband didn't like me working. I wouldn't say he was unsupportive. He just didn't like me leave the house and come back tired.
"So, I resigned," she explained.
"Wow. Your parents didn't say anything?"
Her: Of course, they did! But my husband didn't force me to quit my job. I wanted to do so too. It felt so good, to be able to do nothing. Then, I had my baby and it was fun.
"So, you were a housewife for...?"
Her: Two years. Did you know what I came back? Because of SpongeBob.
She laughed too.
"No, seriously. I loved SpongeBob. One day, my kid and I were watching TV. I was excited to watch SpongeBob. 'Yay, SpongeBob!' and then, it was a re-run. So, I was very disappointed."
"And then, it hit me. How can I be disappointed to watch a SpongeBob re-run! I watched too many SpongeBob episodes, that they were now showing re-runs and I didn't like it. I thought to myself, 'Man, my brain is getting rusty. I couldn't do this anymore. I need to get out of the house'."
Next question asked, "So, you talked to your husband?"
Her: Yes, and he was OK with it. So, here I am. Working...
Her: But it was nice to be a housewife. I mean, it wasn't too bad to sit at home. It's just...For example, I didn't get to dress up for anything. And I used to be pretty upset about it. Like, why do I have to buy nice clothes, I don't even get to wear it.
Her: But now I feel terrible for my daughter. She's always like, "Mommy, are you coming home today?"
Her: And I don't get to live with my husband. It's so tiring to drive up and down, you know. So, we decide that I should stay somewhere nearer to my workplace.
Me: Aww, that's sad. Do you guys get to see each other often?
Her: At least, twice a week. He lives the dogs. I always joke that he spends more time with the bitches than me.
10 hours ago