coming out of lurkdom to share...
I'm not a mamma yet, but i work in a retail family clothing store where we have a maternity and baby clothes section. So we always have pg/new moms and babies in the store...here are some of the things that i've heard...keep in mind that these people are STRANGERS to each other...
old lady: (to the 2 mo baby in a stroller) Oh you are so cute, aren't you? How old are you, cutie? oh so sweet! are you a boy or a girl?
mom: you know she's only 2 mo and she can't talk yet, right? They don't learn to talk til they're older.
Old lady: (angry and under her breath as she walked by me to the exit) some people are so rude!
I had to go to the breakroom to laugh...thought I'd pee my pants!!!
Old lady to a pg mom: How far along are you?
mom: about 32 weeks.
Old lady: how long is that?
mom: (with a 'duh' look on her face) it's 32 weeks!?!
old fat lady to pg mom: you're so huge! are you sure you aren't having twins?
mom: I'm pretty sure that I'M not having twins, but are YOU sure that YOU'RE not having twins!!!!maybe triplets?
(we have a wheelchair for handi/disabled/pregnant customers who need to use it....we are required to ask a pg mom if she needs the chair)
pg mom: (to her dh) man my feet are killing me.
coworker to pg mom: would you like to use our wheelchair? it'll make it easier to get around...(our maternity/baby dept is in the back of the store...a long walk)
another customer who was just walking by and overheard: oh she's just pregnant! She can tough it out, right honey?
pg mom: excuse me?
same customer: well it isn't like you're handicapped or anything. you're just pg.
pg mom: how about I attach an extra 30 pounds to your waist and make you stand on your feet for 8 straight hours at your job and tell you you're just pg and not to use a wheelchair...yes sir, i think i will use your wheelchair. Thank you.
same customer: (angry and under her breath) some people....
after that customer left, the couple returned the wheelchair and continued to shop, telling my coworker that the pg mom just wanted to use it to urk that lady...
Reading these, I have gone from one end to the other, from being happy to sad and back...people are idiots and no one has the right to treat someone else so badly or so stupidly!
Sorry to all the mammas out there who people were rude to.
I hope everyone can memerize some of these comebacks and really stick it to the dummies out there!!!