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Cause For Pregnant Pause, Part 24

, , , | Right | August 6, 2021

I’m female, and I’m not fat but I have a bit of a belly. Because of that bit of a belly and feeling a bit self-conscious about it, I exercise a lot. I’m having a miserable day; I’m not sick, just having “a case of the blahs,” as I like to call it. A customer comes up.

Customer: “What’s wrong?”

Me: “I’m just not feeling too good today. Is there anything I can help you with?”

Customer: “You know why you feel that way, right? You’re just nauseous because you’re three months pregnant. I bet it’s a girl.”

Me: *Stunned* “What?”

Customer: “Do you know who the father is? Women these days don’t always know.”

Me: *Still stunned but feeling fury rise within me* “Again, what?!” 

You would think my tone of voice would raise warning flags and survival instincts in most people, but this man clearly has no such warning system.

Customer: *Slowly like I’m being incredibly dense* “You… are… pregnant. That’s… why… you’re… nauseous.”

He gestures very obviously at my stomach.

Now, this man is NOT a regular. I don’t recall ever serving him before, so he certainly wouldn’t know whether or not I even have a boyfriend or husband — not that it’s any of his business even if he WAS a regular.

I already don’t feel good, but having a complete stranger say this sets me off. Add in the comment that I might not know who the father is… Well… I lose it. I slam my hand on the counter.

Me: “Sir, I may be fat, but you are an a**hole.”

Customer: “What?!”

Me: “You don’t know me, and I don’t know you, so first of all, how dare you make an assumption about me?! Second of all, how dare you double down like I’m too stupid to understand?! Third of all, implying that I’m a [slur for promiscuous women]?! I can lose this weight. You, however, will always be an a**hole. Get out!”

I had to storm off to the back to sit down and cool off, leaving a fellow (completely flabbergasted) coworker to the counter for a few minutes. I did get a write-up for calling him an a**hole, but slamming the man felt so good, it was worth it.

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