Tuesday, September 9, 2008

File Under: People Are Stupid

When you're pregnant, people say a lot of stupid things to you. Anything from, wow - how'd that happen?? to unwanted advice and horror stories.

Today I had the most stupid comment so far, I think. Someone (a frum person actually) asked me when I was due, my response, of course, was 9/11. Oh! they said, you dont want to give birth on that day!!! I kinda knew what they meant, but out of curiosity, just to see what they would say, i asked why...Well - you know - it was such a bad day! Yes it was, I said, but does that mean that no good things should ever happen on that day? After all, Tisha B'Av was a sad day too, but isn't Moshiach supposed to be born on Tisha B'Av? They stopped talking to me after that.......

Seriously I didnt mean to be a smartass and I guess the knee-jerk reaction to my due date IS to say - Oh that's horrible! - but really....why can't good things come from bad? If not, the terrorists win!

Or in other words.....think before you open your mouth to say something stupid to a hormonal pregnant woman in the homestretch!

Thank you!


MK said...

Take it from someone who was born with his foot in his mouth, "ALWAYS think before you speak."

Tr8erGirl said...

lol - you just always think you've said something wrong!

Mrs. Lakewood falling down said...

I am a twin and my poor mother after being on bed rest from the 5th month on and wondering day after day whether things would be okay would go through the ceiling and bounce a few times when stupid people would peer into the carriage and say "oh- I always wanted to have twins." People really do need to learn discretion!!!

Tr8erGirl said...

Mrs. LFD - I guess ppl like that would be funny if it wasnt so annoying in the moment!
Yes - either discretion, or just simply to keep their mouths shut!
Oh well!
But geez - ur poor mother!

Lakewood Falling Down said...

Just to follow up on my wife's comments, we are both in the special ed field, so it makes us more sensitive as to may go through peoples minds. I only say one thing-BiShah Tova!

Tr8erGirl said...

LFD - Thanks!
I have a brother and a sister with DS...yes, those comments can definitely be quite inappropriate!