In our quest for world peace – and to avoid being slapped across the face – we all tend to follow some basic rules when interacting with other humans.
- We try to be civil.
- We consider it impolite to comment on another person’s appearance.
- We respect each other’s privacy.
- We usually think before we speak.
These rules do not apply to pregnant women and mums.
The minute you announce you’re pregnant, things change.
Privacy GONE. Social boundaries SEE YA. Appropriate workplace conversation WHAT’S THAT?
My last post was about the busy bodies who get all judgey and disappointed when women dare to produce multiple children of the same gender. (I mean, we all know that shit’s not on, but there are still women out there who keep popping out baby boys, flatly refusing to produce the little girl the neighbour really wants.)
From the comments you all made, it seems nearly everyone in the history of child production has, at one point or another, been insulted about their baby bump, harassed about their sex life or (worst of all) pitied for the children they have/don’t have.
Here are the best of the worst, along with some suggested responses. (These are actual, real-life comments, from actual, real-life people…. For real.)