Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Not the conversation you want to have with the elevator operator

"So you're - what - seven, eight months now?"

"Actually, only about five-and-a-half."

"You're kidding! Man, I thought you were a lot further along than that! I think my wife was about as big as you are when she was full-term! You are gonna be huuuuuuuge."

Why? Just, why?


Missy said...

I always wondered that myself, why do so many seem to strive to make a pregnant woman feel as though she is the size of a double wide trailer? Do they think they are helping, or worse yet funny?

My personal peeve was my dad's consistent question Every.Time.He. Saw.Me.

The question: Are you sure you aren't having twins?

Oh the time I spent making sarcastic (then later on very mean spirited) comebacks to that one.

Again I recommend my old standby of just giving 'em the finger.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

People, including family and friends, don't seem to get how horribly rude it is to tell a pregnant woman that she looks fat/huge/swollen/exhausted. A simple, "Oh, OK." would suffice, wouldn't it?

And, here's my big one, why are perfect strangers willing to walk up to pregnant people and grill you on when you're due, what you're having, etc.? People don't get that personal about PUPPIES, do they?!