I am still trying to process the exchange I had today. There's a part of me that can't believe it happened but it did and so I must share with you.
I went up to our local mall and while there I decided to treat myself to a snack. I am starting to regret that decision for two reasons, the exchange I had with the cashier and the garlic pretzel I ate. Both are haunting me right now. Garlic on pretzel great idea bad if you don't have gum right after.
Below is the exact conversation I had with the pregnant cashier @ Pretzel Time.
Me: Yes, Hi. I would like a garlic pretzel and a small lemonade please.
Cashier: ok, when are you due?
Cashier: WOW, your big!
Me: (in shock) ummm, when are you due?
Cashier: September... are you carrying twins?
Cashier: you must be having a huge baby.
Me: (in more shock) ummmm, I guess.
Cashier: Well, your tall. Are you having a big baby cause you eat all the time?
(I kid you not, she really said that)
Me: (super defensive at this point) No, I've only gained 7 lbs. I am just all baby up front.
Cashier: Do you know what your having?
Me: No, we aren't finding out.
Cashier: Well, since your so big it must be a boy.
Me: I don't think so, I am carrying really high so I think it's a girl.
Cashier: No, your having a boy. A baby girl is small and petite and your belly is big.
Me: Umm, I was a big baby and I am girl.
Cashier: It's obvious I am having a boy.. so are you.
Me: okay.. now we have entered rude territory. First I am big and now I am having a boy.
Cashier: Have a great day
Me: Ummm.... ya. You too.
I couldn't make that up if I wanted. This conversation really happened and not only did it happen but it was with another pregnant lady! I call my Mom and vent about it. Telling her the cashier basically called me fat and what does my Mom tell me to do? Eat a piece of cake!
Note to self, no more pretzels from the mall!