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Whattodo's avatar

How can I avoid looking at a colleague's delivery room video?

Asked by Whattodo (101points) June 21st, 2008

She’s just back from maternity leave but honestly, do I have to see this?

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elchoopanebre's avatar

So she wants you to see it?

I’ve never heard of that… Sounds like she needs a sense of decency.

Kay's avatar

One word: Inappropriate.

bulbatron9's avatar

Maybe she’ll play the “Edited” version!

eambos's avatar

You are not obligated to watch. Just politely tell her that you would not like to watch/are uncomfortable.

jrpowell's avatar

Yeah. Just tell her you don’t want to watch. Tell her that seeing blood makes you nauseous. I doubt she will put up much of a fight.

Or start masturbating 30 seconds into the video. That should guarantee that you will never be invited to ever watch a similar video ever again. (That was a bad joke)

playthebanjo's avatar

tell her that the thought of her vagina makes vomit come up into your mouth.

judochop's avatar

I think its beautiful that she wants to share it with you. If you really don’t wanna see it then just tell her you feel uncomfortable and its nothing personal

marinelife's avatar

Don’t tell her (she’ll have all sorts of reasons why saying that means there’s something wrong with you), which there is not. Just absent yourself.

Some 20 plus years later I have not gotten over seeing a colleague’s wife bloody in the stirrups (was not warned what was coming).

janbb's avatar

I do think that saying something honest but tactful like, “I’d love to see your baby pictures, but a video of the delivery is more graphic than I am comfortable viewing” shouldn’t be hrutful to her but let’s you off the hook. Nobody should be forced to see something they don’t want to; on the other hand, she is probably very excited about the baby and new parents tend to think the world should be just as enthralled as they are. A considerate reality check is not inappropriate!

playthebanjo's avatar

seems like pictures of her baby would be more relevant~

cookieman's avatar

@johnpowell: That is hillarious. Twisted, but funny.

Anywho…I agree with everyone. SImply tell her you’re uncomfortable with blood. Of course if you’re nurse or a doctor – she might not buy that excuse.

Bri_L's avatar

@jp very funny.

What about just a strait forward “I am as happy as I can be for you but I am just not comfortable with viewing the video. Now where is that little whippersnapper?”

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