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post #101 of 105
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This isn't a pregnancy one, but right after ds was born (I was 17), I was out shopping with him and some little old lady came up to me and started telling me what a nice big sister I was for taking him shoppng with me. When I told her he was my son, she chewed me out for being too young to have a baby.
That's funny (ironic, not haha) because my youngest brother is 11 years younger than I am. I was 11 years old the first time someone mistook him for my child. 11!
I've spent a good deal of my life explaining these AREN'T my children - they're my brother and sister (9 and 11 years younger than me!)
post #102 of 105
Got one the other day... well, it wasn't rude specifically because I AM pregnant, but had I not been pregnant, it would have been soooooo heartlessly rude...

A man (kind-of coworker, absolute social moron, not someone I'm particularly close to) walks up to me and said, "Sara, are you gaining weight?"

Now, because I'm pregnant and have been a little paranoid about not gaining enough weight (although that worry has pretty much alleviated itself this week ), I was kind of happy to hear it, but HE DIDN'T KNOW I WAS PREGNANT! Just walked up to a woman he occasionally sees at work and said, "You gaining weight?"
post #103 of 105
blizzard_babe: WHOA, that's rude. Did you mention to him that this was not a wise policy to adopt when talking to women? Even saying 'Are you losing weight?' is fairly creepy, but the alternative is just--yikes.

I posted this in TAO, but it's too funny not to share again--DH and I ran into a couple we used to know, but hadn't seen for ages, in town last night. M said 'How are you?' and before thinking, I said 'Fine, how are you?'. Then it occurred to me that what she was asking was 'Are you pregnant?' But by that time it felt like the moment had passed, and I didn't feel in the mood to be congratulated, so I just ignored the subject (as did DH, but probably because he just didn't think about it--he's awful about telling people I'm pregnant!). Well, she spent the rest of the conversation STARING in fascinated anguish at my tummy. She was clearly dying to 'know' (and come on, it's pretty obvious, I've never had a big tummy before--of course I'm pregnant!), but she couldn't bring herself to actually ask. I can only assume she thought it'd be ruder to say 'Are you pregnant?' than to carry on a normal conversation, while her eyes constantly returned to my tummy... As soon as we said goodbye and left, DH and I were cracking up. (And if DH notices that someone's social behavior is a little odd, believe me, that means something!). I suppose I was the evil one, for not putting her out of her misery, but what was I supposed to say? 'YES M, I'm pregnant, get your eyes out of my womb!'? Ahhh, it was funny. She's probably frantically ringing around all our ex-mutual acquaintances right now, trying to find out the news; and I bet she's congratulating herself on being so tactful!
post #104 of 105
My favorite was from the other day. A lady asked, "You probably get a lot of pregnancy/labor horror stories now that you're pregnant, don't you?"

Thinking she was being sympathetic, I nodded and said, "Yes, I do. It's tiring sometimes."

Then she prodeces to tell me HER HORROR STORIES!

Thanks, that's exactly what I was hoping for- more uplifting, positive reinforcement.
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My favorite was from the other day. A lady asked, "You probably get a lot of pregnancy/labor horror stories now that you're pregnant, don't you?"

Thinking she was being sympathetic, I nodded and said, "Yes, I do. It's tiring sometimes."

Then she prodeces to tell me HER HORROR STORIES!

Thanks, that's exactly what I was hoping for- more uplifting, positive reinforcement.
So typical!

My husband and I were just talking about this phenomenon--last time we went bowling with his stepmom, he said to her, "I don't dislike bowling. I actually kind of like it. I just hate it that people always stand around trying to give me bowling tips, like we're at the bowling alley for a competition instead of just to hang out." And she said, "I know, that's so annoying! And really the only thing you need to know is that the way you're standing is too much toward the pins; you need to turn more sideways."

People ALWAYS think you're not talking about them and they don't count!
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