Thursday, February 5

The Unflattering

There are a few questions in life I never like to be asked: Are you dating anyone? No, and you really don't have to ask me that every time I see you. The answer never changes. How is a girl like you still single? Easy, I don't date. So, who do you have your eye on these days? No one, which makes the whole not dating thing really easy. Does this make me look fat? Yes, but I know you want me to tell you no, so NO! Thanks for forcing me to lie. Is that your natural hair color? YES! You really think I would purposely dye my hair this color? Ok, you get the idea.

Yesterday I was asked a question that I've never been asked before, and I hope to never be asked again…at least not for a long long long, and appropriate time.

I was sitting on the bus on my way home from work when a peculiar looking woman got on. There was a vacant seat to my left, and although I would have preferred to leave it that way, she sat down next to me. There was a strange smell emanating from her, and it was all I could do to offer this homely looking woman a friendly smile. She leaned over to me and started talking. We talked weather, global warming, South Carolina, and the beach. When it was time for her to get off, she leaned over to say 'bye', but quickly noticed that I was exiting at the same stop, so we kept talking. Once we were both off the bus, she took one look at me, and while looking at my stomach asked, "Are you pregnant?" Shocked by the comment, and baffled by her sincerity, I laughed when I replied, while patting my stomach, "I'd be in big trouble if I was pregnant." She gave me a strange look, turned, and walked the other way.


Granted, I had a thick sweater and scarf on under my dress coat, but still, the audacity of someone to ask such a question was a bit shocking. As soon as I got home, I immediately headed straight for my mirror. My side-profile needed to be examined. I didn't think I looked pregnant...at all! But like I said, the woman was peculiar. Perhaps all those hours spent at the gym aren't doing much for me after all. And clearly a month of no sugar hasn't helped out my figure either. How encouraging.

(↑ Not how I look)

9 comments:

trentathon said...

hahahah :-D Amy you are officially hilarious! That is such a crazy story

Lauren Kay said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe someone had the audacity to ask you that! Wow. I would never. I don't even say some of those things to people who are clearly pregnant. Well, I think you probably look fabulous and maybe you should go back on sugar. ;)

Christina's Blog said...

That women is SICK... What the?! Amos, don't you even stress out! I think this smelly women's ego is prego. How gross is she, If you look pregnant than I must be pregnant with eight babies ;) LOVE YOU!

Christina's Blog said...

OH MY GOSH... This is CHELSI... How am I on someone else's account?! OH BOY!!

Brittany said...

Okay, that's hilarious! I'm sorry someone asked you that. With my gut these days, I am afraid some people think it sometimes, but no one has had the guts to ask yet. Seriously, that made me laugh really hard. Now I understand why you were asking me all those questions yesterday . . .

Carlita said...

why in the world do people think that's an okay question to ask, unless the person is so prego, there is no doubt in one's mind. when i worked at Babies R Us, i didn't even ask women that... because you just can't ever tell. Funny that you got asked though, b/c you are and have always been thin! i'll make sure to spread the rumors here in Utah :)

AJ Candrian said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Trying not to laugh outloud at work. But that is funny!!! And no, you do not look pregnant.

JD said...

safe to say you don't look preggo. gotta love the crazies on public transpo.

Joshua and Joy said...

You have such an interesting life Amy. --Josh wants me to say the bus is scarier than the back alleys of Gotham. --Anyway, I can't believe someone would suggest you're pregnant. Hasn't everyone learned yet that a question like that is a big no no! The rule is, you don't mention it unless they say something first. The funny thing is, that I've been pregnant for 7 months and I've always worn my wool jacket, which pretty much hides my stomach --then I picked Kaden up from school wearing a fleece and one of the Mom's was like: "Are you pregnant? Because Kaden said he was going to have 2 brothers and I didn't realise?"