Recently I had the pleasure of MY OWN MOTHER looking me up and down and uttering those immortal words "Are you pregnant again?".
To add insult to injury my husband found this hilarious and sat smirking to himself for the rest of the evening. How I didn't rabbit-punch him on the nose repeatedly until he passed out is testament to the strength of my willpower.
I don't think there is a bigger insult that can be levied at a woman. Just why do people feel compelled to make such statements? Especially in my case, when my mother knows fair well that I am not pregnant. (We'd just been out quaffing champagne...). It's just incredibly rude to ask someone and if I was pregnant? Then that's my own business and I'd tell people when I was good and ready.
It's not just the rudeness that gets me, it could have been a really sensitive subject. What if was trying for a baby and struggling? What if I'd just been through a traumatic and heart-breaking miscarriage? Fortunately neither of these apply to me but surely people should engage their brains before they speak when it comes to, what could quite possibly be a delicate topic for many people.
If you're not 100% sure if somebody is pregnant - it's simple. DON'T ASK.
It's not difficult. Just keep your thoughts to yourself. If someone IS pregnant, they'll tell you, if and when they want to.
Clearly, I am on a diet now but in the meantime I am considering buying this t-shirt.