Forget kids. People of all ages say ridiculous things. Tactless sentences come out of people’s mouths and my eyes explode open with the weight of my jaw dropping, unable to say, “Really!?”
Here’s the last two days…
1. “When is the baby due?” This not only happened to me, but also to a co-worker friend of mine. Undeniably we’ve both gained weight. Unfortunately for her, she hasn’t been pregnant in four years. Unfortunately for me I’ve lost two pregnancies this year. But those last two sentences are irrelevant. Why do people ask “When are you due?” if the person they’re asking clearly does NOT have a baby bump?
This is not my belly, but if there’s any question of whether my belly looks like this or if it’s actually housing a baby, don’t ask me when the baby is due!
2. “Geez, he’s gained a lot of weight.” Some people are blatantly rude on Facebook, and I let this person know I didn’t appreciate the comment even though it wasn’t about me. Tact, people. Tact. Actually, I’ll make it even easier for you: Don’t tag me or my non-Facebooking-family I approve the pictures. Better yet, don’t post the pictures until I approve them. If you’ve got pictures of me, I’m sure I’ve got pictures of you.
3. This one’s my favorite… “Those look like poor people pants. Did you buy them at Goodwill?” It wasn’t geared toward me or my family, but unfortunately the statement and question came out of Thing 1’s mouth. Yes, my nine-year-old son asked our friend’s girlfriend if she had bought her $50 jeans at Goodwill. Surely you’ve seen the kind with the rips built-in. And I won’t deny that I’ve wondered why people would spend so much money on clothes with holes in them. But geez, son! Didn’t I teach you to be polite?
Dear Unborn Daughter (that I’m not pregnant with)… When I give you $50 for clothes, do NOT come home with a pair of ripped jeans or you’ll be paying me for the gas we use to go return them. XOXO, Mom