Be Polite, I'm Pregnant
Lately, it seems that everyone I come in contact with feels the need to comment on my very well-developed pregnant belly (I am nine months along). I am highly irritated and annoyed by both friends and complete strangers who feel the need to share their opinions on my new shape. Is it really any of their business? No, and I'd like to add that I am completely within the healthy pregnancy weight-gain guidelines.
What makes me angriest are the stupid, insensitive and rude comments I have received in the last few weeks. I had no idea people talked like this to others! One of my customers asked me, "You haven't gotten rid of that yet?" I responded rather coldly, "No," since the answer was obvious. Then he asked my due date and said, "Man, you must be having twins, because you are huge if that is just one kid!" Yeah, he actually said that. I turned my chair around so my back was facing him and started typing away. He then proceeded to discuss my weight gain and body with other employees. Ironically, this man had a nine-month beer gut going on. He had some nerve judging my pregnant belly.
What is wrong with people that they think they can say such horrid, stupid and insensitive things to preggos?