Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Open mouth, insert foot

The things we say without thinking.

I have a girlfriend whose body is lush, curvy, womanly, generous. And she was humiliated the other day when a new co-worker asked her if she was pregnant. Yikes. I feel bad for my sexy friend, having her weight cast at her like that, but I also feel badly for the thoughtless woman who asked the question in the first place.

The other day, I saw a pregnant coworker outside smoking. I am a trying-to-quit-smoker myself, but I have limits, and after she went inside, I turned to one of my friends and said, "Nothing in the world disgusts me so much as a woman who smokes when she's pregnant. How can she be so selfish, so irresponsible? What she is doing is goddamn child abuse."

And my friend says, "Ummm....I smoked when I was pregnant."


Don't get me wrong, I still know I'm RIGHT, but maybe in future I'll keep my comments to myself. Probably not, though.

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