Monday, September 19, 2011

It was bound to happen eventually...

For those of you that are friends with me on Facebook you already heard about this.

On Saturday I went to Target to buy a gift for my friends son's first birthday. As I was checking out I had this conversation with the FEMALE cashier:

Cashier- "How are you today?"
Me- "Good, thanks"
Cashier- "And how is the baby today?" *gesturing towards my belly*
Me- "He's good too"
Cashier- "So when are you due? September? October?"
Me - *probably looking a bit stunned* "Umm no not until December" *I left off the part about being due Late December*
Cashier- "Are you sure?"
Me- "Yeah I'm pretty sure"  <---- that's what I actually said. What I really WANTED to say was:
"No actually I'm not sure and my doctor with 30 years experience isn't sure either so I'm really glad that I have a cashier at Target to help me determine my actual due date based on my belly size alone...which by the way looks bigger because I'm all of 5 feet tall!"

Sigh.

I mean come on people, have some common sense. NEVER, NEVER, EVER assume someone's due date. Everyone grows differently and some people show more then others, faster than others. I would maybe expect this from a man (sorry men but it's true) but an older woman who probably has kids herself should know better. I know I'm really showing now but do I look 9 Months pregnant?? I doubt it. Next time just offer congratulations or tell the pregnant lady how good she looks.

Anyways I actually found the whole exchange more humorous than anything and knew eventually I would run into someone who would say something dumb like that.

And just for the record below are my pictures from weeks 22-25 (I missed my week 23 picture). Yes I've had a bit of a growth spurt but I still don't think I look 9 months pregnant! Sheesh!

12 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

No, you don't look 9 months at all! lol That lady is crazy! :) You look adorable!!

april said...

Not 9 months at all! You're still cute pregnant which is right in the middle. 9 months pregnant comes with a tired and restless look. :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

The funny thing is....one minute someone will be remarking how huge you are the and the next minute someone will say how small you are. People are dumb. And have no filter when it comes to pregnancy.

I think you look great! And no, definitly NOT 9 months pregnant!

Teenage Bride said...

Adorable!!!!!! Don't worry, sometimes I don't think people realize how the things they say sound. The other day my male neighbor said "wow" you're not big anymore" .... gee thanks.

KLaw said...

You look beautiful! People are idiots.

Marcy XOXO said...

You look beautiful!!!! Seriously. People are VERY dumb and you would think they know better but just know they don't!!!

A Beautiful Mess said...

Congrats on your precious little gift! I think you look wonderful!! New follower!

Meg said...

LOL, you look fantastic and people are just stupid. Ignore it. :)

carrie1 said...

you look FANTASTIC!! I still look like i have a beer belly which isn't cute.

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

The only reason people thing you are more far along is b/c you have such a small frame and are very tiny :) It's actually a compliment in a way, whereas for me, I have a big frame so won't ever look as far along as I am. I think you look absolutely ADORABLE and damn beautiful pregnant!! :) Don't you love those Target Cashiers? I have some of the funnest convos with them LOL

Summer Athena said...

belly! love it.

Holly said...

gah, people can be SO clueless sometimes.