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A thought on baby showers

Posted by Robin Abrahams  July 9, 2008 09:16 AM

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Without going into great and inappropriate detail about my personal life, Mr. Improbable and I have recently fallen in with a group of people whom we find immensely likable and compatible, and with whom we foresee many fruitful professional collaborations in the future. I think we're going to do really good work with these folks, the kind of work we've been wanting to do for years.

This all happened because of someone I met at a neighbor's baby shower.

Remember this the next time you're tempted to moan and whine about being invited to yet another shower. You don't have to be "into" weddings or "into" babies. All you have to be is open-handed, open-hearted, and open-minded. And who knows what benefits might come your way. Because women have both brains and uteri, you know, and many of us intend to use both.

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