Saturday, September 05, 2009

Stupid Things Strangers say to Infertile Women...

when they don't know that they're infertile...

Scene:  Cashier at grocery store smiling at Ethan while she rings up our dinner of champions (frozen pizza--at least it was Annie's Organic, right--salad and pickles).

Cashier:  Is he your only? (smiling at Ethan's cute little antics) 

Me: Yeah, so far. 

Cashier:  Well, you'd better hurry up and have another one so he has someone to play with, or you're going to regret it! (laughter)

Awesome.  Happy Saturday to you, too.  I'll just take my useless ovaries and tumble-weed gathering uterus home with me now, with my pizza and pickles.  Where's the vodka aisle? 

12 comments:

Venti Vixen said...

Awful. I could write a book about this, seriously. Sorry, that really sucks.

Scattered Mom said...

I have only 1 and I got that a lot. One woman even told me how every person she knew with an only child had their child DIE before he/she was 20.

A really well thought out bunch of comebacks is a good way to shut them up fast.

thedailysnark said...

I get stuff like that a lot. "You don't have kids? What are you waiting for?" Um, ovaries that work? Thanks. Have a shitty day!

Oh well.

Becca said...

OH MY GOD! Why would anyone ever say that to another person?

CC said...

People are so stupid

cicadalady said...

that is so rude. i think you should've told her you left the other fourteen at home because it's easier to shop that way.

Aunt Becky said...

What an assbag.

Jen R said...

I had an emergency, life saving hysterectomy when my first, and only, was born. I just love it when people ask "when are you going to have the next one?" One time I WAS NOT in the mood and scowled "When they can figure out how to do uterus transplants!!" Grrrrr- have a crappy day, idiot!!

Anonymous said...

Having a second child to give your first child a playmate is like having a baby to have someone take care of you in old age! I mean, serioulsy, is that really a good reason? She's an idiot.

And I'm an ass and would say, "I wish I had another already, too. The fertility doctor is hopeful that I'll be able to get pregnant again." Then maybe she'll learn that not everything is black & white. Or not. Some people stat idiots!

Kayla said...

I have found it amazing how many strangers think my reproduction is their business. I'm so sorry she said that to you.

lonek8 said...

don't worry - when you have more than one (especially close together), people say stupid things to you too. Like "did you plan that?" which is why I got a maternity t-shirt that says "I still can't figure out why this keep happening."

it should be legal to shoot the rude idiots out there

Bonnie said...

what she REALLY meant was "You sure do make gorgeous children and I hope you're doing everything you can to give mankind a few more of these cuties!" Which you ARE!