Post # 1
I’m sorry, but on what planet is it ever okay to assume someone is pregnant???????????
I just walked into our breakroom to fill up my water bottle and a male co-worker was standing at the sink. He looks over and says “Are you trying to tell us something with that top you have on?” I looked down self-consciously, and said “Um, no?” To which he replied, “oh, it looks like a maternity top, I thought this was your way of letting us know.”
What the actual fuck? I realize I’m probably being hyper sensitive about this right now but I was shocked. I still am! I’m insulted, and will for sure be retiring this dress from my work wardrobe.
Post # 2
People are assholes.
My Darling Husband asked me once if it was ever appropriate to ask if a woman is pregnant. I said no, not even if you see a baby coming out of her vagina.
Post # 3
Peaceoutboyscout: What?! No!! I’d be devastated, what a jackass!
Post # 5
Should of told him it was for your food baby. Sometimes being an ass to someone right back is the best way possible.
DO NOT let it bug you. Clearly they were dropped on their head as a child and are lacking.
Post # 6
I had this happen to me also! Any type of top that gathers under your boobs aparently looks like a maternity top to everyone! Needless to say I burned that top after I got home! Sorry OP some people are just rude!
Post # 7
At least he didn’t say you looked pregnant, just that your dress looked like maternity clothes (and I guess that’s the fashion now).
It’s unbelievable how tactless some people are.
Post # 8
UUUUGHHHHH!! SO MANY times i’ve been asking if im pregnant (no matter if i had ZERO belly) because im wearing an imperial-cut dress or blouse.
As if it was vetoed for anyone that’s not pregnant! i use them because Darling Husband thinks they’re flattering!
Why do people do this? I’d have said something like “oh, are you a huge asshole? oh, i thought your comment was just to let me know!”
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Post # 10
onthefritz: I don’t even want to leave my office because I’m so self concious now!!!
mrsfiddlesticks: HAHA! I probably should have. I doubt he has the smarts to understand the sarcasm though.
arathella: I told my boss and this is what she said too. Still! The implication was there.
FlorindaGrau: I actually think I would have preferred him coming right out and asking if I was pregnant. The way he worded it was so snide.
Post # 11
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Peaceoutboyscout: UGH! I feel your annoyance! I was asked the same question in the grocery store by a bakery clerk that was telling me how much of a hunk my Fiance was. She stopped raving about him and asked me “are you pregnant?!” Outwardly, I said “No!” but inside I was thinking “Excuuuse me?! WTF???!”
I was wearing a maxi dress that is not at all maternity-like. SMH
Post # 12
Oh, call me crazy, but, I think it’s okay to ask if you’re having a child if your water just broke or the baby’s crowning. I’d hate for everyone to stay all PC and stuff and forget to call the ambulance, you know?
Post # 13
Peaceoutboyscout: dont you just love people? What a royal JERK!
I had a similar experience this week, and it literally about made my head spin. I’ve been working something insane like 58+ hours a week for the past couple of months, and I’m exhausted – I’ve been eating like absolute crap b/c I literally cant handle life sometimes (I’m that tired!), so yeah I’ve put on some weight. I stood up to stecth and put my hand on the small of my back, and my boss saw me and said “oh does your back hurt? I had that too when I was prgenant. It will be worth it in the long run!!!”
Um – yeah I’m sure a baby is worth some back pain, BUT I’m not pregnant, I’m just fat. Thanks for pointing it out though.
Post # 14
NFLwidow: lol, okay you do have a point there!
Post # 15
What a dumbass comment. Sounds more like a snide remark about your clothes than a genuine attempt at asking (which, rude anyway). “Okay, thank you for giving your vitally important opinion on my outfit, Todd. Wouldn’t have been able to sleep tonight without it.” or just “Um…do you spend much time obsessing over my uterus?” Unless you come to work with a shirt emblazoned with “IM PREGNANT!” your top isn’t ‘telling’ anyone anything…