While I was at Target today, getting some "me" time, I had someone ask me what I think was a very rude question.
Here's the scene: I'm standing in the "dollar store" area, looking at really cute socks for my girls when the woman next to me [who was also browsing the socks] says, "These are so cute for babies. When are you... ....are you having a baby?" [Now, I'm assuming her original question was going to be "when are you due?" and she changed it to "are you having a baby?"....either way, it was really stupid].
"No. I'm not having a baby."
Her: "Oh." [Probably thinking at this point how stupid it was to ask a stranger if she was pregnant]. "Well, I know a lot of young women having babies right now."
What I really wanted to say to her was: "No, I'm not having a baby you ignorant fool."
[Now look, I don't have a totally flat tummy....I have a little baby pouch...but I've had 2 kids, it happens. But I certainly don't look pregnant. At all.].
What kind of idiot would ask a woman who is clearly NOT pregnant if she was having a baby? I don't look pregnant, so why would you ASSUME that I am?
It's incredibly rude, not to mention stupid. I would NEVER ask a stranger if she was pregnant if I wasn't ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that she was. Hell, I probably wouldn't ask then. It's just not something anyone should do.