November 03, 2019
A mother shared how she found a fancy job title for herself as a full-time mother of four children.
She started by telling the story of another woman named Emily who experienced an embarrassing situation while renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk’s office.
The recorder asked Emily what her occupation was. Noticing her hesitation, the recorder explained, “What I mean is, do you have a job or are you just a…?"
“Of course, I have a job,” snapped Emily. “I’m a mother.”
Woman using a laptop. | Photo: Pexels
“We don’t list ‘mother’ as an occupation… ‘housewife’ covers it,” said the recorder emphatically.
This other mother sharing her story said she was reminded of Emily’s experience while at the Town Hall trying to secure a government document.
A female clerk with a likely high-sounding job title like “Official Interrogator” or “Town Registrar” attended to the mother.
“What is your occupation?” the clerk asked.
The mother shared that the words simply popped out in her mouth as she replied: “I’m a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.”
Woman in front of her computer. | Photo: Pexels
The clerk paused and looked up as though she had not heard right. The mother repeated the title slowly and stared with wonder as her “job title” was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.
“Might I ask,” said the clerk, “just what you do in your field?”
The woman answered: “I have a continuing program of research, in the laboratory and in the field. I’m working for my Masters, and already have four credits, (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day. But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.”
There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered the mother to the door.
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The mother reflected: “As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants – ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6-month-old baby), in the child-development program, testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt triumphant! I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than ‘just another mother.’”
If that story made you laugh or warmed your heart, here’s another one that will keep you laughing some more.
A new machine that allows a pregnant woman to share her labor pains with her man led to a tragically hilarious discovery. The man rushed his wife to the hospital as she went into labor.
Upon entering the delivery room, the doctor told the couple, "I have invented a new machine that you might want to try, it takes some of the labor pains away from the mother and gives it to the father."
Pregnant woman holding her tummy together with a man beside. | Photo: Pexels
The worried husband immediately said yes. He didn’t want to see his wife suffering so much from the pain of childbirth.
The doctor hooked the machine up and put it on ten percent of pain switched from the mother to the father.
The husband didn’t feel any pain. He said, "I feel okay, turn it up a lot more."
Pregnant woman starting birth at work office | Photo: Freepik
The doctor turned it up to fifty percent. But the husband said, "Why don’t you just put it all on me because I’m not feeling a thing."
Surprised that the husband was not feeling any pain, the doctor warned, “This much could kill you if you’re not prepared."
"I am ready," the husband boldly answered.
A doctor at the operating room. | Photo: Pexels
With much hesitation, the doctor turned the machine up to one hundred percent, but the husband still didn’t feel a thing. This made the doctor think that his invention was a failure.
The couple went home, happy with the pain-free labor. But, when they arrived home, they found the mailman dead on the front porch! The wife could not look at her husband in the eye.
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Source: Bored Daddy