As most of you probably have noticed, in today’s world there is an absolute lack of manners. For instance, when an elderly person or a pregnant lady use public transit, one should automatically offer their seat up so that the oldies and the baby makers can rest their tushies. This rule of life is only common sense and yet for some reason it’s completely disregarded. What’s that all about?
Well, seniors are one thing: you can pick them out no problem. But those Preggers out there, they can be a bit harder to spot. This is the only circumstance in which one should proceed with caution…
The other day I was taking transit and there was a woman who came on the bus. She was in her early 30’s, was dressed very nicely and looked as though she may be expecting. Because I thought she was pregnant I wanted to offer her my seat. But did I? Nope. I wasn’t 100% sure she was knocked-up. If she wasn’t I would have come off as a giant b-word and I couldn’t bare the thought of accidentally calling her fat.
Being a woman who gains all her weight in my middle, I know from experience that there is nothing in the world worse than being asked if you’re pregnant, when all you’ve done is drank too much beer and ate too much food – it’s ‘cry into your pillow until you fall asleep’ horrible. That said, if she was pregnant, I feel awful that she had to stand.
So, after thinking long and hard about this, I think it should be a universal law that pregnant women must ask for a seat on public transit. Thus eliminating all risk of insulting the non-pregnant-but-look-pregnant women and ensuring that all the little buns in their ovens have a safe and secure subway ride.