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post #41 of 42
I've gotten lots of bizarre comments ("Are you having a cesarean or a regular?" or "Do you have a day picked yet?" [me: a day picked for what?] "A day to have the baby?"), but nothing straight up rude. Instead I thought I'd share some of the sweeter comments --

I take the subway to and from work, and when I'm leaving work there are always a few homeless people pan-handling at the bottom of the escalator to go into the station. Without fail, every single time, at least one of them will say something like, "Congratulations, Mama!" Sometimes three or four will chime in, so as I'm walking up to the turnstiles I'll hear, "Congratulations!" "Looking good, ma!" "Good luck to you!" "Babies are such a blessing!"

At first I thought they were messing with me, but it's all in complete sincerity, and never fails to make me smile.
post #42 of 42
I haven't received anything truly terrible in all 3 pregnancies. I have gotten several, "Well you don't look miserable yet," but most of those were followed by compliments and I was not bothered. I've actually gotten more nice comments than ever before.

And then there was today. Went to vote. First woman said, "It can't be much longer now." Okay, not really bad, completely unsolicited, but whatever. I vote, walk toward the exit. Second woman, from somewhat farther away, in a loud voice, "WOW, you've got quite a load there."

I mean, really? Do you think before you speak? That's a lesson that I'm constantly trying to teach my ds (7yo) and apparently many grown people have never learned this.
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