Friday, June 5, 2009

Just Surprised it Didn't Happen Sooner

Yeah, so it finally happened. To be honest, I thought I might make it through the whole pregnancy without it happening. You can probably see why. You see, I'm due next Saturday, and to date, it hasn't happened. With the boys, it happened much sooner and much more often. Well, tonight it happened. You may be wondering what I'm talking about...let me fill you in.

So tonight I made the dreaded trip to Wal-Mart. That, my friends, was my first mistake. I absolutely abhor shopping at Wal-Mart. I really go maybe once every two months or so. I prefer to shop at CVS (which I have totally slacked off of the past few months), Publix, or Target. Anyway, I'm at Wal-Mart and walking in, and this guy (who is with his wife, mind you) says to me (with BIG eyes and an exaggerated voice), "How many are in there?!?!" Clearly, he was talking about the large size of my baby bump (so it's not so much a bump as it is a mound). Ok, so his total lack of couth, the fact that I'm a week away from my due date, and I'm tired from hours of cleaning makes his comment rub me completely the wrong way. So I looked at him and, with a sarcastic smile and tone and a bit of an eye roll, said, "There's just one." Does he stop there? Noooo... Does his wife stop him, correct him, try to apologize for his rudeness...NOPE! He says, "WOW!!!" His wife made some comment that went along with his, and I kept walking and said, "THANKS!" Of course, I said this very sarcastically and was thinking that that guy better be glad I was walking. I almost turned around and told him just how rude his comment was (when I called Channing on the ride home to tell him about it, he told me he was so glad I was so life-giving in my response to this man. Obviously, he was being sarcastic. Lots of sarcasm tonight, people).

I told Channing that if he ever said something like that to a pregnant woman, I would be MORTIFIED. I would be so embarrassed and would immediately begin apologizing for his unkind words. Clearly, this woman thought her hubby's comments were ok. What is wrong with people, I ask you? Seriously, are some people raised in a barn?! I guess I shouldn't complain. It took my whole pregnancy before I ran into one of these geniuses of etiquette.

Well, that's it, folks. I just had to share. Hope you got a good laugh at my expense. That guy sure did! Ha! I still have a week until my due date, and who knows if she'll even come by then. So I guess I should prepare myself for much more of this. Maybe I should hide out at home until she arrives? That's sounding better and better! :)

Have a great weekend, people!


The Hairston's said...

I just don't get it! You still seem really small to me!

The Hoppers said...

I am quite amazed at what some people will say! When you are that far along you can be a bit sarcastic.

Sabrina said...

So sorry that you had to endure that kind of rudeness. People these days have completely lost their social filter! I am not sure which is worse...being asked how many babies you are having or being asked when you are due...after you have already had your baby. This happened to me once (at Wal-mart I might add) after my first baby. This woman was looking at my two week old. She then looked at me and said "wow, when are you due?" I seriously left MY filter at home when I replied...."I AM not pregnant, guess I am just FAT. Thanks for noticing.". I think that pregnant women (and new mommas) get a free pass though!

The Greenfields said...

when i was nearing the end of my pregnancy, we went out to eat with some friends and when our meals came, my friend's husband looked at my plate and said in utter horror- "Are you going to eat all of that????" With my mouth full of food I answered "Yes... and probably some of Nathan's too!"

I'm glad Noah was an above average size baby so at least i felt a little better about reaching such monstrous proportions!

in the pics i've seen of you- you still look adorable!! these people must be crazy!!!

AngelGirl said...

well, they proabbly don't have kids hopefully SHE will have to field some of the rude comments when SHE's pregnant...what goes around! haha!!

at least it was just 1 wk. before your due date! people were looking at me google-eyed 2 MONTHS before i was due with judah!! but i was HUGE are NOT huge!!
and at least no stange men have asked to touch our belly!!

ATinkLife said...

I would've said something like " There's four in there and I am due tonight but thought I would stop and get my favorite ice cream on the way to the hospital." I don't usually carry my filter around in walmart either.

Anonymous said...

Hey girl,
I can feel your pain. It had been a couple of weeks after delivering the babies I was riding the elevator up to visit them in the NICU. This mother and daughter said "Ah.. your pregnant.. when are you due" Let's just say it wasn't my skinnest moment. I can't wait to see your baby girl!!! Make sure to keep your blog posted.

Kelly Davenport

Rachael said...

CRAZY people! I know I have said it before, but you really do look great! Those folks are probably just upset that they (or their wife) did not look as good as you do whenever they were expecting! Glad you didn't trip the guy...then you would have gotten the laugh. Ha ha ha!

Anonymous said...

You are almost there. I can't believe how quick it has gone by. I remember your first pregnany like it was yesterday at Ellen's wedding (I think. Now you are on number 3???
I had a lovely lady at Old Navy argue with me that I had to have twins my doctor must have missed something. I still had 2 or 3 months left:-) PEOPLE ARE CRAZY and their filters are lifted when they see a pregnant lady!! I hope to catch you this week before Rhiannon makes her grand entrance.

~k said...

Oh Annie! I am pretty sure I wouldn't have handled myself nearly as well as you did! The nerve. Not much longer!!!!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

You had me at "abhor" and "Wal-mart" in the same sentence. I totally agree. That's where the mistake was made. They all congregate there to make ridiculous comments. UGH! I will beat them up for you. I can take 'em... People are stupid. And I'm sure you look amazing!

MorningSong said...

OMG! I don't see WHY people would think to say such things. It isn't like your belly is unusually large or anything! You look great! I think they are jealous at how hot you look, even when pregnant, and so they try to smack you down to make themselves feel better! You rock that bump!! :) You definitely make me want one of my own!!