Tuesday, March 23, 2010

When is your baby due?

Scenario: I am sitting in the waiting room at therapy this morning, waiting for the girls to finish their speech, physical and occupational therapies. My life story. I am sitting slouched in my chair, arching my back and balancing my laptop on my lap.


Lady: When is your baby due?

Me (staring at my laptop): No baby.

Lady: Oh.

Me: *silence, staring at my laptop*

Lady: How many kids do you have?

Me: Three.

Lady: Oh, well that will stretch things out.

Me: *silence, staring at my laptop*

Lady: My body is shaped like that too.

Me: *silence, staring at my laptop*

Lady: Sorry.

Me: No worries.


Oh.my.word. Seriously. I am dying here just reliving this in my head ... what was this woman thinking? She is a complete outcast and I have to sit in a waiting room with her week after week, listening to her nonsense. Be it singing at the top of her lungs, talking 999 decibels too loud or just saying the most random things ... I do not know how much more I can take!

Had I been quick on my toes, the conversation would have went like this ...


Lady: When is your baby due?

Me: November.

Lady: Aww, congratulations.

Me: Thanks ... when is your baby due?


Or ... a friend suggested this would have been even better ...


Lady: When is your baby due?

Me: Next month.

Lady: Wow, you are tiny!

Me: Yes I am!


Ha ... love it. Maybe someday I'll be quick on my toes.

25 comments:

  1. NICE! I would have been done the same thing you did...sit in silence praying that the moment would end. Next time you see her you should ask her when her baby is due..actually you should now ask her EVERY time you see her :).

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  2. LOL! "My body is shaped like that too"-wow, I can't believe she said that!
    I'm sorry but that's funny.

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  3. I'm laughing about this because you are tiny! What was up with this woman???

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  4. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!
    Do you want me to kick her a*s for you? ;)

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  5. Is this lady for real??? Wowza!

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  6. I love the alternate conversation endings. Hilarious!

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  7. she is so rude. I had some one do the same to me years ago. LOL

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  8. You made me laugh out loud! I can't believe that! Who asks that? I too love the alternate conversation endings.

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  9. Funny and not funny all at once! I never ask even if it is obvious, you just never know.

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  10. I am laughing even harder because I have a woman like that that I have to tolerate when Aidan has PT every week. She asks me (and anyone else she meets)the most intimate details about my life and really just doesn't have a clue. It's too much sometimes!!

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  11. seriously...the nerve of some people!!

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  12. Those comebacks would have been quite funny!

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  13. I have had the SAME lady ask me twice if I was pregnant....she asked me one month and I stated that I wasn't and that my shirt was probably a bit too snug...then the next month she freakin' asked me again!....some people!

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  14. LOL....SERIOUSLY??!! What are people thinking? Clearly, noone ever taught them that if you don't have anything nice to say, DON'T say anything at all!!! I must admit, I would have used those comebacks:) My husban and I have finally had enough of people being totally shocked that Landon is 13 months old. They are so quick to "tell us" how small he is or just what their children and grandchildren CAN do at his age. Well, we decided to fight back in our own way.....we now tell people that Landon is 6 months old...and look at all the things that HE CAN DO...yep, that's right, an EINSTEIN he is:) You should see the shock on people's faces. LOVE IT!!

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  15. Oh my gosh. I thought all women knew that you just don't ask that question. I loved your comebacks, I will have to remember those!!!! I remember the adoptive Mom who I placed my little girl with was given the comment when Holland was about 4 months, oh my gosh, you don't have much more to lose do you? You look great. hahaha She about died but we both laughed about it when she told me. Some people just don't have tact do they.

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  16. Thank you so much for leaving me a comment on my blog so I could see your amazing blog and great stories! Your kids are darling and your amazing! I will continue to read and learn about all the fun and crazy things that will happen with you. Great blog.

    And seriously, what was that lady thinking???

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  17. this is a shaking my head moment! I hate when I think of something great to say afterward! smiles

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  18. OMG! Now I need to see a full body (sideways, please!) shot of you to see if this lady was on crack. ;)

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  19. WOW...not sure what else to say...WOW!!!

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  20. Ha! I made that mistake once when I was A LOT younger, but the lady had just had twins, so she didn't make me feel bad. But I will always remember how awful I felt and I vowed never to ask a women is she is pregnant unless I see the child coming out of her belly! =)

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  21. I have had that happen to me more than once. I know how hurtful and annoying it can be!In my case, after 10 miscarriages, it would be very painful to hear that.

    And I guess I will be the lonely only one who will just say that my heart goes out to that woman. It can't be easy to be a "social outcast". In fact, I know it isn't. My teenage son has Asperger's Syndrome and due to his disability, very often IS that social outcast. He cannot read social cues and messes up in his interactions like people because he just does not get it. It sounds like she may have some special needs of her own going on, maybe even a form of mental illness. I get the sense her life isn't so easy...and she probably knows people do not like her.

    I have been reading this blog for a long time and I hope I am not offending. That is not my intent. For some crazy reason, this post just broke my heart.

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  22. That's happened to me too. After the third time, I cried my eyes out and made an appt. with a plastic surgeon. I went to the appt. but I'm too chicken to take it any further than that.

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  23. Oh, my ... not fun to have the question asked. I know from experience! But I was also going to mention that I wonder about the lady who asked the question. She is probably not working with a 'normal' sense of social awareness.

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  24. OH- I am laughing SO hard!!! Don't even know how I randomly ended up at this post, but it made my night, and now I am going to bed...with a smile on my face!!!

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