Thursday, May 2, 2013

What not to say to a Prego...


So I am 33 Weeks and 3 days along.  Today three different things happened to me that really upset me. However, I will just tell the two that were work related and leave the other for the innards...

#1 - Candy bar NEED attacked me, so I went to the cafeteria to fix the problem.  Shop guy in overalls loudly asks in front of about 20 of his peers... "Excuse me young lady, you know what causes THAT (obviously meaning my belly) right?!  It isn't in the water anymore" cue 20 of his piers laughing at me!  I tried to feign kindness, but that quickly turned to me ignoring while he continued "don't turn me into Human Resources...blahblahblah" as I try to hold back tears, choose the candy bar and escape with some dignity (meaning, don't cry don't cry don't cry) 20 men are staring and laughing at me!  What am I supposed to say!?  If I wasn't a self proclaimed Mr. Snuffleupagus my sister told me I should say something very explicit about how this baby might have come to pass and embarrass them, but I so don't have that ability at all!  I'm no Honey Badger!

Now go search references on Snuffleupagus and Honey Badger, off with you.  But come back when you are done...I will wait.

#2 - "You must be about to pop, huh?"..."I remember when I first met you and you were like a rail"

Telling someone that they used to be skinny and implying that they are no longer skinny is offensive.  I have had plenty of people tell me how I am "all belly" and that from the back I don't even look pregnant.  To that I say, "thank you kind ladies, what a very nice compliment".  I say lady, because women are much nicer about what they say to prego's in my opinion.  Men just blab blab blab and don't realize when they were offensive.

I have had a handful more occasions that have hurt my feeling and made me cry, but two in one day is a pretty busy one!

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