Dear so-and-so

Dear Heavily Pregnant Woman On Bus,

That you choose to travel on a crowded bus some five hours before your water is going to break is your issue to deal with. You can use it to blackmail your partner/ lover/ husband/ child some years from now. It might even make for interesting conversation with the shrink.

But please don’t glare at me when I offer you my seat. I am a woman, and I am not being chauvinistic. I just didn’t want you to go into labour right there, and end up being even more late than usual for work. You also looked uncomfortable. Besides, unlike a heavy bag on your back that can be taken down in public transport, I am guessing you cannot take off the belly off.

If you have a philosophical or intellectual issue with sitting down in buses when you are pregnant, that’s fine too. Just refuse the offer. Don’t bloody glare.

Yours gratefully
The Girl (Okay, Woman) Who Politely Asked If You Would Like A Seat.

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21 Responses to Dear so-and-so

  1. Kirit Kiran says:

    As li’l girl in Full House would say, ‘How rrrude!!!’

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  2. rads says:

    heh, well, pregnant women nearing labor ought not be held responsible for all she does or says. You’ll know :p

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  3. blinkandmiss says:

    :) it could be the hormones. no not taking her side, just that nothing else can explain the strange behaviour!

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  4. Why, oh why, would a heavily pregnant woman be upset at you for offering her a seat?! I’m going with blinkandmiss’ conjecture.

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  5. Lekhni says:

    That’s an interesting (and very puzzling) reaction from the woman. They do say that no good deed goes unpunished:)

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  6. dipali says:

    Did she accept the seat? Or just stood there glaring at you?

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  7. maxdavinci says:

    OK being the first guy to comment, pardon me for being naive.
    Is there an outside chance that she was just too fat? A lil exra in the belly maybe!

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    • Well.. a colleague and I discussed that. But unless a woman is plump all over – you can’t confuse fat with pregnancy. She was fit otherwise, and if that belly wasn’t one caused by pregnancy – she could give Homer Simpson’s beer belly a run for its money!:)

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  8. amit says:

    Hard to believe but well, lots of strange people out there! For these I think wise people say – “bhalai ka jamaana nahi hai”.:)

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  9. naren says:

    With a disposition like that, I suppose it’s a miracle she even got pregnant in the first place.

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  10. Subha says:

    First time here…May be just may be her big belly was a result of a very recent delivery. One of my friends here delivered a baby and she had a big belly for over 6 months and post delivery BUT she was happy that everyone was still offering her seat in the bus:)

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  11. Sowmya says:

    She what?! glared at you?

    But how did you know she had just five hours before her water was going to break?

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    • Well.. It’s a random guess. She looked heavily pregnant. End of term really.

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      • Sowmya says:

        Oh! I thought you maybe said something like that, which she happened to hear and you know – yeah, she gave you that look!

        Like some have suggested here…….there could’ve been something you missed. Like Subha (above) mentions, I have heard too that women who’ve had C-sec look pregnant for some 6 months post delivery!

        Lady, its faux pas! Admit!

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      • Nilu says:

        yei Sowmya — athaan makka irukka illa. pesama iren.

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  12. Ideasmith says:

    Maybe she was overweight, not fat. Don’t scoff, I made that mistake once!!

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  13. Ideasmith says:

    Oh oops, maxdavinci already said that. My stupid.

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  14. Rada says:

    Ah well, maybe I am still recovering from the Mumbai terror strikes, but what if…

    -the pregnant belly was a put-on to cover up some deadly merchandise?

    The mind boggles!!!

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  15. Shefaly says:

    As a rule, I only ever give my seat up for old people – men and women. A pregnant person can help being pregnant or not, an old person can’t.

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  16. MadMan says:

    This is why one should not get pregnant. It turns you insane.😉

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