Reacting to his announcement the woman said she “was stunned, like mouth open eyes not moving just staring at him as he and the other rushed to congratulate me and flood me with well wishes and parenting jokes and advice.
As for how he knew, he reportedly said: ‘remember when you gave me a ride the other day? I saw your pregnancy test result on the dashboard’.
The woman was furious. “My first action was lashing out at him in front of everyone asking why the hell he just shared a private medical information at my workplace. He said he was just sharing ‘our joy’ with everyone else since only him and I knew.
“Other co workers asked that I calm down but I meanly told him he was out of line and that I will be reporting him to my superior for this then stormed off while Austin just stood there.
“My female co workers came to tell me how rude I was towards Austin’s ‘nice gesture’ and insisted I hurt him and that I overreacted especially for saying I will be reporting him since he was just sharing happy news with everyone and I was just being too sensitive but I felt my privacy was violated plus I wanted to tell everyone on my own terms”.
Responding to her story, people said she was completely in the right with one labelling Austin’s actions “wildly inappropriate”.
Another said: “There is literally never, NEVER a reason to announce someone’s pregnancy for them without their direct permission beforehand.”
And a third wrote: “What if she had miscarried already, or had a condition and can’t carry a baby to full term and was going to be forced to terminate. You never announce someone else’s pregnancy. Never.”