Thursday, July 13, 2006

Cold shower, not hot Bath

Plush brocade fabrics, soaring windows, crustless cucumber sandwiches, relaxing piano sonatas in the background, pleasant snippets of Jane Austen in the air...

Not in MY Pump Room, nosiree.

This ergo chair? Not so ergo for pumping. The lights are harsh and, it goes without saying, fluorescent. The intractable door--frosted glass, slightly off its track--locks slightly more often than not. I can hear the nasal-voiced admin next door as she makes plans for the weekend, gives terrible relationship advice to friends and snorts at her own unfunny jokes. And did I mention that the people in our lunch room can hear every grating, rhythmic wheeze of the Medela?

Fortunately, I'm able to keep my pumping porn handy. And at least the water here in Palo Alto doesn't reek of sulfur.


Blogger Donna said...

I've been to the first pump room, a lovely place. I'm sorry you don't have a place more suitable to maternal bliss than this bare cubicle!

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Wavery said...

Can you block out nazally voices with an ipod version of Miss O cooing?

Yikes, honey, you're a champ for performing under these conditions. But I'll be fanning you with a palm leaf as you recline on your silk chaise.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

Going back to work can be rough! I don't think you can do anything about the decor, but the door should at least lock!!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Dramalish said...

Heehee! I have pumping porn, too!!!

And your pump room is a palace at the Ritz compared to mine. When I go back to work in the fall, I'll have to take a pic of my CLOSET.

10:26 AM  
Blogger amyesq said...

If the door won't lock you can always put a big sign on the door "Keep out! Woman breast pumping!" That outta scare all the men away. Well, except for the really creepy ones. Maybe not such a good idea re: the sign.

8:12 AM  
Blogger GLouise said...

It looks like you are pumping in a cubicle. The horror!

One of my pumping co-workers recently stumbled upon a *man* in the lactation room...He thought it was a nifty place to take a private conf. call. Ugg!!

5:22 PM  
Blogger The Maven said...

I have a special place in my heart for every mother who pumps in the workplace. You're awesome! I'm sorry your conditions aren't better, though.

BTW, your pumping porn must be very affective. Look at that beauty!

4:50 AM  

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