There is clearly something wrong with me - all the nutters gravitate in my direction. I was in our local supermarket (staring at the rows of chocolate obviously) when the woman next to me started waving her arms around as though she was having some sort of fit. I think she was Phillippino from her accent and I am fairly sure they are big babywearers there so you would think she had seen a baby in a sling before but apparently not.
Woman "Oh my God, is he SAFE?" More arm waving. "It can't be SAFE"
Me, walking away "If it wasn't safe I wouldn't be doing it would I?"
Woman, giving chase "He had better keep still. If he moves he will fall. Keep still, baby!"
Me "He can move all he likes. I can move all I like. He's not going to fall out because I am not a complete idiot."
I was then overcome with annoyance-induced insanity and did a little sort of bum wiggling dance to prove he wouldn't fall out. Oh dear......
I've got to start using some of the silly come-backs. What gets me is what do these people think they will achieve by asking these questions? In what possible circumstances would they imagine me going "No! It's not safe - thank you for drawing this to my attention"? Or do they think I am suddenly going to go "Oh my god, there's a baby on my back! It's so unsafe - get it off me someone!"?
Although on the plus side, I did get a very rare positive response from an old lady. A couple of aisles after the bum-wiggle dance she came up and started saying how cute he was and how comfy he looked and talking to him. She was very nice.
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