Overheard: The “I’m only 30 weeks” edition

Various comments directed at me this weekend:

From a shop owner on Mass Street, after learning this is my third: “Let me tell you something no one else will: ALL OF YOUR BABYSITTERS WILL QUIT.”

A college student who appeared to be 14, though I am sure was old enough to legally consume the drink in her hand: “I just love that you’re pregnant and wearing heels. Like, seriously, I love that.”

A woman at the capital campaign kickoff, also upon learning this is my third: “We had three. BUT THEN WE STOPPED. Do you know how expensive college is?” (By the way, my reply here was, “Yes, I do, and that is why the University of Kansas announced a $1.2 billion fundraising campaign 20 minutes ago…”)

Another woman I met at the kickoff: “Oh my goodness! Must be any day now—I hope you make it through this event!”

One of the interns in my department: “When are you going to start maternity leave?” (My response: “About 12 hours after I go into labor.”)

Me, at the grocery store’s meat counter today: “Shhhhh.”

It took me a moment to realize I didn’t have my kids with me, and I had inadvertently shushed a grown woman. A LOUD woman, but still.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Gramma Great on April 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    The last one made me laugh out loud!!!

  2. Posted by Laugh at Jessie on April 29, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    12 hours you go into labor…hilarious!

  3. Posted by Nicky on April 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

    My favorite is that you shushed someone at the grocery store. I have done that, you’re not alone đŸ™‚

  4. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on April 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I thought we discussed the heels . . .

  5. Posted by Doug Smith on May 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

    The comments people make to pregnant women have to rank as the most inane and insensitive of all. My favorite: Woman on elevator to woman from the same company: “When are you going to have that baby?!?” Other woman: “”Had it. Four months ago.”

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