That is the headline you all could on have seen on today's news after my visit to Culver's last night. Let me preface this story by saying that just yesterday, I was wondering how in the world I'm going to fit in my clothes much longer as even some of my maternity shirts aren't covering all they need to (contrary to what might be "fashionable", I don't need others staring at my bare belly!).
So...I stopped to eat on my way home from a meeting last night. Mind you I already feel guilty for eating fast food whether or not I'm pregnant, but figure once in a while isn't going to make my kid come out with 2 heads or anything. I went ahead and ordered and the cashier said, "How many weeks?" I was in another train of thought and said, "what?" She repeated herself as I'm still not used to people using my growing belly for random conversation. So after stating I'm 35 weeks she proceeds to ask, "Oh, is it twins?" That was about the point I wanted to reach over the counter and do some not so nice things. But I just took a deep breath and gave her a fake smile while assuring her it's just one baby. She THEN goes on about how people worry about having healthy babies and making sure everything is alright. I said, "well, I've had a pretty healthy pregnancy and there is nothing for me to worry about." To which she replied, "as long as you don't smoke or drink," (while winking at me). OK, girlie, thanks for the tips you learned in HEALTH CLASS this morning. Now I hope you have a class on tact and manners coming up.
The visit was made just a little stranger when she delivered my food and continued asking baby related questions. I politely made it obvious I just wanted to eat. She finally left me alone when the lady who cleans the tables started pacing, in circles, waiting to clean the next empty table. It was myself and one other family in the whole place. She continued to pace, bottle and rag in hand, looking at me every time she passed by. Needless to say, I didn't hang around.
Overall, it was a very strange experience. But I came home, put my sweaties on (God's gift to pregnant women) and tried to reassure myself she just doesn't know what she's talking about! There are always people with dumb things to say.