Yesterday, a woman asked my very pregnant but perfectly sized wife if she is having twins. When Elysha answered in the negative, the woman then said, “Wow! You’re big.”
Actually, according to measurements taken at her last doctor’s appointment, Elysha is slightly smaller than average at this point in her pregnancy. She is also the most beautiful pregnant woman you will ever see and does not look big.
She simply looks pregnant.
All of this is beside the point. I’ve written about this before, but I’ll say it again:
Comments about the size of a pregnant woman should never be made unless the comment is clearly complimentary in nature.
Even then, I think it’s better to avoid the topic altogether. But if you must comment on a pregnant woman’s physical appearance, it had better be positive.
Most important, there is only one correct response to a comment like the one that was made to my wife yesterday:
What a terrible and stupid thing to say. In the future, you should know that people who make comments like that are despised by anyone with half a brain in their head, which is evidentially more than I can say for you.
Memorize these two sentences. Use them. Don’t allow this kind of rudeness to go unchallenged. Make the world a better place.
I can’t tell you the number of times that a woman has said something to Elysha that implied that she is larger than she should be. Thankfully, my wife is a tough lady who is not easily bothered by the comments of nitwits, but it’s still completely unnecessary and utterly rude.