I'm not quite sure why everyone has this need to be rude to others. Maybe it's their lack of social etiquette, or their lack of social filter...or maybe even, perhaps, their medical degree they earned off of Web MD. Whatever it is, it's completely unnecessary.
Yesterday at the gym I had the following conversation with a lady about 55 years old as I was walking into the fitness room and she was walking out:
Me - "Good Morning."
Her - "Good Morning. Are you here to work out?"
Me - "Nope, I'm here to observe. I dress like this for fun."
Her - "What class are you waiting on?"
Me - "Pilates."
Her - "You know, it's really not appropriate for pregnant ladies to work out. You never know what it could do to your baby. That is a very tough class. Very strenuous."
Me - "Really? I had no idea. I think I may need to tell my doctor so she can go back to medical school then because she told me that working out is good for me. Thank you so much for the advice! I will obviously listen to you over my doctor!"
Ok, you're right...That's not EXACTLY how the conversation went. But everything she said was dead on. I may or may not have said those things but I was definitely thinking them!
Here's another fun one. It literally took every ounce of Jesus I had in me not to slap this guy stupid.
I was at Kroger the other day picking up a few things and this man, probably in his late 40's early 50's (and probably drunk) comes up and says:
Him - "Oooh...how much longer do you have to go?"
Me - "About 3 1/2 months."
Him - "That's exciting! But you still have the entire summer to go!"
Me - "Yes, I know that."
Him - "It's going to be so hot!"
Me - "I know, it is every summer." (note the agitation is just a brewin'!)
Him - "Man, I sure feel sorry for your husband!"
That is the point where I wanted to spout off something snarky about him being single and that he probably would be for the rest of his life...but instead I smiled and walked away.
I also had someone ask me the other day if I had planned my baby. Maybe not completely rude, but I found it odd. Yes, we did plan our baby. But is that really anyone's business. I thought it was so odd and I was caught off guard. It's not like I'm 16, or dating a guy I've known for 3 months. I'm married, 27 years old and have been with B for 6 years! Is it really a surprise that we tried to get pregnant?!
Seriously, I've said it before, some people should really not be allowed in public...