Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Totally awkward Tuesday

Continuing a tradition started by Tova Darling, here is my weekly awkward moment. Again, not my fault!

I was in a shoe store on New Year's Eve day, trying to find a new pair of shoes or boots that I could wear not only that night, but also use when I started my new job the next week. I already had on the rest of the outfit I planned to wear that night, and thought I looked pretty darn cute.

A woman browsing the aisle I was in stopped to admire my sleeping baby in his carrier. After the obligatory oohing and aahing, she asked how old he was. I answered that he was almost 6 months old. She responded, "Oh my, and another on the way so soon?".

Um, no. Still just fat from this one. Thanks for noticing.

Isn't there a law or something about not asking if a woman is pregnant until she brings it up herself?

15 comments:

Bella@That damn expat said...

Oh no!!

Who does that??

Oh wait, my mom. That's right, she's one of those people.

LegalMist said...

Did the woman live to tell about it?

Perhaps she'll post it for her own Totally Awkward Tuesday remembrance.

JoJo said...

OUCH!!!!!!! When in doubt, DON'T ASK! lol

My friend Terry gained 80 lbs w/ her first baby. About 7 mos. after Rochelle was born, Terry was on the BART train headed home from work and a guy got up, offered her his seat and asked when she was due. Needless to say, she came to work the next day with a lunch of carrots and lettuce.....

Cora said...

What was wrong with her?! Unbelievable! Did you slap her? Or at least trip her? I hope so. She deserved it.

Angie said...

What an idiot. Obviously, any little bit of tummy you had at that point was still from the INFANT you had with you. Duh.

Ron Centeno said...

Hahahahaha! A woman asking another woman the question she never wants to hear! I learned these from ces...don't say anything bad about a womans hair, her weight and dont try to guess her age...you might guess a higher number. If it's any consolation, she must have been jealous of you. Another thing I've learned about women. (now I'm in trouble)

Anyway, thanks for dropping by Fancy.I take your words to the fore. Very inspiring!
Pls. drop by again...

Tova Darling said...

Oh no! I think there should be a class on manners that is mandatory for anyone who wants to go out in public and interact with others. The world would be a much nicer place.

mike said...

Yeah, even I don't have a comment on that. I'm sure the lady was an idiot and probably half blind.

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

There should be a law. My best friend has been asked this over a dozen times in the last year or so - and she only has a little belly on skinny legs! It's awkward. Definately a law!

~E said...

OH LORD!!! Did you hit her? Did you at least make a rude comment? I think there's a rule somewhere when a chic commits a no-no like that that she deserves to get slapped.

Laura said...

Omg - that is so awful. People just don't think before they sleep do they?

Morgan the Muse said...

Realy, no, who does that?!?

Scope said...

Even I'M not that stupid. I just figure the woman has let herself go.

But seriously, not everyone is a Hollywood mom who is back to their original weight in 4 weeks or whatever crap People is tossing out.

BeckEye said...

I can't believe people still say shit like that.

Gwen said...

What a maroon! You never ask about pregnancy unless it's already been confirmed.