Thursday, April 06, 2006

People Say the Dumbest Things

My poor coworker is 9 months pregnant. She's nearly 6 feet tall, and from the back you would never know she was about to be in labor at some point in the near future (she's due 4/15).

In the last month I have heard coworkers say the following to her:

"You're still here?" in an incredulous voice (no, I'm really invisible and you're hallucinating again)
"You're so BIG!" (yeah, every woman wants to hear this one. Someone did NOT read Dale Carnegie's book, How to Win Friends and Influence People)
"I want to see how big you are now!" (see comment above)

My word, people...didn't your mom teach you that if you don't have something kind to say, don't say anything?

I have a feeling I'm going to be a very mean, irritable, snappy, says-what-she-thinks-when-she-thinks-it pregnant woman some day. I am so ordering this shirt, too.

http://www.nappyhead.co.uk/acatalog/donotouchthebump.html

3 comments:

lynn said...

I think people don't know how to react to pregnant people at all. Maybe you should write a book. I hear pregnant people hate being petted like dogs too.

suburban housefrau said...

The idea of somebody touching my bump really grosses me out.

suburban housefrau said...

The idea of somebody touching my bump really grosses me out.