Nosey People: It’s Incredible The Things Some People Say And Ask.
It’s Incredible The Things Some People Say And Ask: Nosey People.
The Christmas elves are 21 months, 2 weeks, & 5 days old.
I could not believe this woman in the doctor’s office yesterday. I have seen nosey, I have seen a ‘foot in the mouth’ before, but this one lady, I’d say about 65 or so, was beyond anything I had ever seen.
I was thanking my lucky stars the twins stayed at home with dad for my appointment, so I could ‘blend in’. She would have been on me like white on rice for sure
There was this couple. They walked in holding their 1st born bundle of love. It made me think back to my 1st. No new experience is ever so exciting and special. She sat down one seat away from me, and her husband right next to me. Miss nosey was sitting across the way. I smiled.
The baby boy was so cute. Almost cute enough to make you question, ‘Do I want another?’ Then as my exhausted, because I hardly slept the night before, eyes started to close. He started to cry. I quickly remembered, ‘We were done.’
3..yes 3 long, long hours into my wait at the Gynecologist for my routine exam, I was wishing I had a cot to lay down on. (Not a bad idea if you ask me.) A waiting room filled with cots and pull out couches. If they had told me they were 2 hours behind, which was obviously more like 3, I would have come later. UGH.
Then suddenly miss nosey started chatting. Mind you, you could tell this was a very conservative couple by their attire and mannerisms. They were noticeably taken back by the lady in the white and red track suit, as her gums started flapping away.
(I wasn’t being nosey. She was very close and being LOUD.)
‘How old is he?’
The young lady replies, ‘3 months.’
No reply about him being cute or anything like you’d normally hear.
‘Do you breastfeed?’ My eyes widened in shock.
You heard a faint but discernible, yet stalled, ‘Yes.’
You look like you bounced back nicely, look at you. My daughter has about 20 pounds yet to lose, and it’s been nearly a year.’
‘So how much weight did you gain when you were pregnant with him? Not much huh?’
I put my hand over my eyes. Who was this lady?
No response from the woman with the baby. I’m sitting there hoping the lady stops annoying the poor woman. No such luck.
‘I’d like a granddaughter finally. I have too many grandsons. I’m sure you two would like a little girl, right? There is just something so special about them.’
‘We’re fine right now’ pause… ‘Thanks.’
‘Well, you’re young. I’m sure you’ll have more. How old are you?’
Yup, she went there, but there was no response.
I continued to close my eyes as I prayed she’d leave me alone. Then she starts talking again.
‘My daughter in law is trying to have a baby. They’ve been going through treatments, but it hasn’t happened yet. My son has a low sperm count. How long did it take you guys to conceive? Did you need any help, or it just happened?’
I could not believe these questions. When I peeled my eyes open slowly, I saw the woman holding the baby smirk over at the big mouthed woman, and then as the baby started crying she was bouncing him gently, and walked out the glass doors. Good move.
I went to go and close my eyes again, as the endless wait continued. I happened to have on my mother’s necklace with the birthstone charms of all of my kids. I caught her looking over, but at what I was not sure, and as my eyes got heavier I heard her reply,
‘Those all your kids?’
‘Around your neck, you have an awful lot of charms.’
‘Yes, I have 5.’ I never leave my son out of things. Heaven or Earth, he’s my child no less.
‘You seem a bit young to have so many kids. How did you stay thin? My daughter…’
THANK YOU JESUS. I finally heard my name being called not a moment too soon. If she got all crazy personal with me, and continued this, I think I’d do more then just sashay out the doors while she rambled on, especially after such a long wait. Whay was next, ‘What’s your cup size?’ Luckily, I would not have to find out.
Some people just have too much to say. Invest some time and money in etiquette lessons, lady. Surely she needed some improvement there. Again, I was thankful those twins were not there. Forget about it if they had been.
The funny thing was that when I left the even tinier waiting room, you know the exam room, both of them were still there, except now the couple had moved across to the other side. Inside I chuckled to myself. ‘Can’t blame them. I hope they get called in and soon.’
There are some awful ballsy people out there in the world today. WOW!
This is a novel idea.
Maybe we could add a ‘Yes they are twins’ to the backside.
(So sick of that one.)