- 4 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
OK bees. I knew that once people found out I was pregnant, the unsolicited advice would be rolllllling in. Fine.
But the pushyness and judgmentalness is what gets me. The manner in which this “advice” is given, is sometimes so out of control.
A co-worker of mine, “P” (who has no kids) came up to me the other day and said, “The two things you HAVE to buy are “What to Expect when you’re Expecting” and a prenatal yoga workout DVD.
I replied “Yes, I’ve gotten prenatal workout dvds, but I personally prefer the Mayo Guide to Pregnancy over the ‘What to Expect’ book.”
Then she goes off about how that book is the best, and no other book compares, blah blah blah. I mean she really took it hard!
I just replied, “Everybody’s different” and smiled. I didn’t really care though.
Today, I asked a different co-worker for this Greek pill “Depon” which is a very very mild remedy for headaches. It is safe in pregnancy. “P” jumps in and says, “just take tylenol! It works better!” And I said that I’m staying away from tylenol these days, but thanks. Again, in a calm way.
She replies in a really rude way, “It’s the same freakin thing as Depon for God’s sakes!”
And I told her that I recently read a study about the effects of tylenol on pregnant women and that it may not be as safe as they say. I said it calmly.
I don’t think I’ll be as calm the third time she pisses me off!!!
She looks at me with this “oh, you are being stupid, and you really don’t know what you’re talking about” kind of way…
Honestly. People have issues.
I am so buying this: