While it is a small majority of people, I have still been amazed at how clueless people can be and just seem to say whatever comes into their minds. Here are some of the great one liners I’ve been dropped when announcing I’m pregnant! My reactions may be slightly exacerbated by raging hormones…
“Was it planned?”
What the fuck does it matter? Before these all too commonly uttered words leave your lips, please take the time to stop and think before you speak. I mean I’m married and I still get asked this question? Does it really matter, it’s happening and there is a baby on the way! STFU!
Especially if it’s the persons first pregnancy, I would highly suggest NOT responding with anything along the lines of ‘it’s about time‘. Just because you think they should have started having babies ages ago doesn’t mean people work to your schedule – it’s not a fucking V-line train! You never know, it may have actually taken a while due to fertility issues or miscarriage and people don’t need to be reminded of their issues, just be happy for them!
“No wine for you then”
OMG are you serious? I tell you I’m pregnant and you have to remind me of all the things I can’t do for the next nine months! And who are you to tell me what I can and cannot do? Maybe I will enjoy a cheeky glass or two! With my runny eggs and sushi!
“But what about work?”
Are you saying I don’t work? Umm I’m pretty sure motherhood is a full-time 24-7 job that doesn’t even pay!
“Are you going to have more after this?”
Mate, I can hardly hold down my lunch! Not the best time to ask when I’m planning the next one quite yet!
“Can you afford another one?”
Huh? Really? Money can’t buy love bitches! And if that’s what your worried about maybe you shouldn’t have kids!
What’s the worst thing someone’s ever said to you?