I have to say thanks to everyone, as I've just come in tearful from a double dose of baby brain and absolute t*!t alert...
I was at the self checkout in Asda about an hour ago now, and I selected £10 cashback. I was a little slower than usual perhaps picking up my shopping bag and right behind me was a woman who virtually pushed me out of the way to get on the checkout! I wobbled a bit and turned to her, bump very clear, and she quickly averted her gaze, but smarmily hissed 'congratulations' (I also had my baby on board badge still on from the commute last night).
I waddled off, and then realized I'd left my £10 at the checkout, so I went back and the same woman was there but my £10 was not! I asked the checkout person if he could help and he said it hadn't been handed in, and then I promptly burst into tears (I think I scared the life out of him).
I went to leave but the checkout guy insisted that a manager come and see me, and was the left, sobbing like a PLONKER, in the middle of Easter madness in Asda. After a while I felt wobbly so went over to a row of chairs...only for noone to let me sit.
I hope your man in Ikea got a good rollocking from his wife that day, and I hope the woman in Asda enjoys my £10
the other week i was on the bus, i sat on a seat and put my bag on the seat next 2 me as it was kinda heavy, a few stops down the road an old lady got on and asked if she could sit down, so i moved my bag for her and put it by my feet. She then looked at me and said ' i want 2 put my trolley where your siting' errrm why cant she put her trolly in the luggage rack thing!!
What the man did in ikea was very ride but I don't always think people should get up to let you sit down Ect. Jut because your pregnant doesn't mean they don't have hidden health problems that you dont know about. My friend looks perfectly healthy but has lots of hidden health problems and wouldn't e able tonoffer you a seat as oviously she's sat for a reason . Yes it's nice to be offered a sear but it's shouldn't be thought thy justgos your having a baby you get a seat inwould have never taken someone's seat whenni was expecting. X
I get annoyed too. Not only am I obviously pregnant but my left knee is in an immobilizer...I've had people cut me off while getting off the elevator because they have to get to were they are going 30 seconds quicker..nearly knocking me down. I try not to use public transits here as the lack of consideration for pregnancy and disabled.
I didn't say anything to that person that nearly knocked me down getting off the elevator because I work here...I deal with rude students (work at a university)...I just try to avoid class change times.
I do not believe that the World owes me anything because I am pregnant but it's nice when people aren't rude. I find people are more ruder to me since being pregnant. Ie, being barged or sighed at loudly. I get to the point where I just smile when someone is rude. I have actually been very loud once.
I was on a bus, loads of school kids rushed on (most got kicked off for offensive language and starting fights). There was at least 30+ students all loud and standing, they looked at me like "If you move, I can sit". One actually pushed his friend in to me. At that point I casually stood up and just said "Do you see my bump? You need to seriously grow up"... The lads gave the look of "Oh... I feel stupid" but never uttered a word. So I left it as that. (I was about 29w at the time).
Also, that woman who took your £10, that's disgusting!
That's horrible! He is lucky because hubby has a temper when it comes to people like that and he would have told him off...lol. If a person is obviously pregnant I would give up the seat in a second, people are just so rude anymore.
I agree that i dont particularly epect special treatment due to being pregnant but at the same time i dont expect to be pushed out the way or bumped into on an everyday basis either.
During my lsast pregnancy I was busy working (in a shop) and we were having a baby sale on. Apregnant woman came up to me as i was filling shelves and said can you carry that baby gate to the checkout for me its too heavy for me to lift with being pregnant ( i was 32 weeks at this point and had a way bigger bump than her.
Totally gobsmacked its too heavcy for her but i should be ok to lift it? i was just like yeah i cant lift it either ill get someone else. Then her hubby walked up from behind me bumped into me and practically shoved me out the way saying ill just Fing carry it will I?
I totally saw red turned round and just snapped what am I invisible? he just kinda looked and was like oh right (i dont think he noticed my bump from the back) and off they went. They complained about me on the way out the shop but when my boss came to get my side and i told her what happened she was like oh never mind he deserved it lol.
I had other incidents where people came up too close behind me with trolleys and knocked me into shelves as well. Like i said i dont expect special treatment but its just manners not to push and shove people in general regardless if they are old, pregnant, disabled, or perfectly able bodied
I wouldn't expect anyone to give up a seat for me. It's nice if it happens but I wouldn't accept it. But, I think a lot of people wouldn't offer because
You never really know if someone is pregnant. I have a friend who seriously looks
Pregnant and she isn't. How embarrassed would you be if you offered a seat to someone who isn't actually pregnant.
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