What question do you hate to be asked? Why?
Today’s daily prompt hit home. There’s one question which ALWAYS has bugged me and the last time I heard it , it almost made me yell at the person who asked it.
The question? Is there a baby coming ? or When are you going to have a baby?
On Alex’s birthday, 15 days before our wedding, we were out with friends. I do not drink alcohol as in…almost never (with the exception of maybe a Cosmopolitan …once a year). And I ordered a lemonade. Someone had to ask whether I was pregnant. I didn’t know what to say, I just smiled and said “I don’t drink alcohol”.
Six months after the wedding, we ran into two friends. First question: when is the baby coming? Really, that’s the first thing you ask someone when you ran into them on the street?
I believe that our personal life is private and whether or when we plan to have a baby is certainly our choice. I don’t look pregnant even if I am not exactly the thinnest person around. Sometimes I wish people would know at least some basic good manners!