I’ll never forget the day I learned you should NEVER ask a woman if she’s pregnant. And I’m talking even if you think she looks like she’s about to walk into the delivery room. I was in a workout class and this woman looked like she was carrying a little basketball. Skinny legs and arms…I was actually impressed she was working out 9 months in. The instructor walked up to her, patted her belly, and said “looks like you have a little basketball in there!”. The woman replied, “no…I’m just fat…which is why I’m here”. Awkward.
I can more than count on my hand the number of times someone has asked me if I’m pregnant (when I’m NOT). Shockingly, most often it’s a WOMAN asking me this. Come on!!! You might expect this from a man…but women should know better.
Now I’ve always had a belly, pooch, muffin top, whatever you want to call it. Even at my skinniest! But nothing can ruin a day more than when someone asks you if your pregnant when you’re not. I mean why don’t you just come out and tell me I look fat?!
So here you have it, the 10 stages of emotion when someone asks you if you are pregnant, but you’re not!
Stage 1: Shock
Stage 2: You politely tell them “no, I’m not pregnant”.
Stage 3: When they try to backpeddle.
Stage 4: And then won’t stop talking…
Stage 5: When it starts setting in
Stage 6: Sadness turns to anger
Stage 7: What you wish you would have said
Stage 8: What you say you’ll do every day now
Stage 9: What really happens