A girl in our office got engaged last night, and announced it to everyone in the office today. Some of us – the ones she told first – were happy for her, but generally cool about it. We didn't make a big fuss except to say 'Congrats.'
And then there was the rest of the office. There were two distinct responses. First, the sales women – they went completely batshit insane, as is their custom. "Ooooh my god Oooh my god!" they all screamed, in a collective voice too high-pitched for all but dogs to hear.
"Show us the ring! let's see let's see let's see!"
And then leave it to the two bitter, old ex-hippies to bring the party back down to earth. "Oh, marriage, eh? You're gonna keep your own name, right?"
And then one of the hippies managed to turn the conversation back around to make it about her – as is her custom – and about how she never thought she'd ever get married again but is thinking about it now.