"I gave birth to my son in February of this year. And, yes, I'm still chunky, but... I headed to the mall and saw a friend who I hadn't seen in a while," shares Dana J. of Sugar Land, Texas. "She inquired about my other kids and looked at me and said, 'When is this one due?' I smiled and replied, 'In February... four months ago!' She couldn't speak, couldn't apologize, and just walked away. I was killing myself laughing to keep from crying." Sadly, this happens more often than you think, which begs the question: Why is it acceptable for people, even strangers, to comment on any less-than-washboard stomach or perceived change in the female figure? It's time for people to get a clue or mind their own business.
Although many women have admitted blaming themselves for someone else making this mistake about them, it's society, not these women, who need to make a change. Sure, you could keep your lips zipped — but these snarky remarks will make you feel oh-so-much-better than biting your tongue. When someone asks, "Are you pregnant?" or inquires, "When are you due?" smile and respond with:
Although I'm not pregnant, but thanks for asking, these snarky remarks are sure to stop strangers from ever making that mistake with another woman once they've crossed my path. And, for all those people out there willing to ask "are you pregnant" of women who have just had a C-section or "when are you due?" to a stranger who's a little gassy and bloated, here's a little tip: it's rude to ask a woman about a pregnancy unless she brings it up — ever.
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