Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Not Again...........

Anyone remember my post about the random unnecessary comments people said to me when I was pregnant? (I can't post the link cuz I don't know how...)

And anyone hear about the three, count them THREE, stories from the Whiting Reunion (6 weeks AFTER having the baby) when people were asking me if I was expecting, when was I due, and my favorite...the cousin who, as she was looking at me earlier during the day, thought that God did a disservice to men because they married beautiful, cute wives who turned frumpy and ugly after they had a baby. Uhhhh, what?

Okay, so I WAS wearing a bit of a tight fitting shirt (which I forthwith changed out of very quickly) but come on...just stop...she had what I call Diarrhea Mouth.

So, even today, I don't think I look that bad, considering. My baby barely turned 2 1/2 months and I'm breastfeeding so I can't diet. And I haven't just let myself go. I try to eat well and go to Baby Boot Camp (yes, it's boot husband died when he went) 3-4 times a week. Even still, you should just NEVER say stuff like that. NEVER. People are so unnecessary.

So, as of yesterday and today, I received two more unnecessary comments.

Example 1: The little old lady handing out foil samples at the grocery store asked me this,

"Are you already expecting another or just haven't lost the weight from him?"

I said, "Oh, he's only 2 months old, even though he looks 6. And no, I'm not." I handed her sample back and walked away. I wish I could have come up with a wittier retort.

Example 2: The little Mexican man that came to my door looking for work. I gave him the work. I needed my rose bushes weeded as it was a jungle since the monsoon rains had started. What I was wanting to only pay $50, he swindled $120 out of me (granted it was horrible work). But I did it cuz I felt sorry for him. Plus he was really nice and very talkative, which helped me learn that he just got divorced, has four kids and was always looking for work, and he was willing to do anything...this DIDN'T help the sympathy factor on my part cuz it only made me feel more sorry for him. (He reminded me of Pedro of "Josie & Pedro" family knows who he is). I liked him right away.


He said to me, TWICE mind you, "You going to have another baby?"

I said, "You mean, do I want more babies?"

He pointed to my stomach and said, "No, you have more babies in your stomach?"

I handed him his money and said thank you for the nice job. Don't call us. We'll call you.

Btw, I know it's Nan's and my mom's birthday today. I'll be posting later on. I haven't forgotten you. I just had to get that out of my system.


ruth said...

I KNOW how you feel. i look more pregnant then katie and my baby is 10 months!!

Beth said...

I think you look great!!!! At the baby's blessing you looked amazing!

I loved the Diarrhea Mouth comment...that's what it is!

Katie Schultz said...

I wish a mexican man would come to my door, I would let him mow my lawn that takes Ben and me together 3 hours! And I know what You are talking about with the unnecessary comments. I am pregnant, but I am kinda in the middle stages still, not quite obvious enough for people to ask about it, but you better believe their are people that do ask if I am pregnant- and to them I say, "Wow you are guttsie what if I weren't?" moral of the story - Just don't ask if you are not 100% sure.

Leah said...

You are so good to just walk away.... I would have had some horrible comment and then probably kicked them both in the leg.

Joannie Pethel said...

Oh NO THEY DIDNT! I have something to tell you that's related to your story. Sending you an email: ) Your so beautiful Christy, dont worry about silly old people, they are from another planet most of the time hehe.

Christy said...

I know, I know, I know! It's just wrong on so many levels when they say stuff like that! Can you believe it! I SERIOUSLY thought that with how many people talk about how wrong it is, people would stop. But I guess not. And Leah, I wish I HAD a witty comment to make. Got any so I can use them next time? Cuz I'm sure this won't be the end. And thank you Beth. It means a lot.

amber buhrley said...

Please!!!!! The best part about the story (ok maybe not the best part) is that you got the "Nancy" life story out of him!

heather said...

i had a lady ask me if i was pregnant. when i replied with a short, "No," she said, "Are you SURE there's not a baby in there?" REALLY? Even RYAN doesn't have diarrhea of the mouth THAT bad.

ps. i've seen pictures & i think you look great.