. . . not really, but I think after you hear the conversation I just had you’d believe I acted in self defense.
I stopped by a Dollar General store near our school to pick up a couple of things before my first class started, and as the check-out lady approached me, she said, “Oh, you look like you’re ready to go at any time. When’s your due date.”
When I told her I had 6 weeks until my due date, she looked incredulous and asked, “Are you having twins?”
“No.” I replied. “Just a big boy, I guess.”
“Oh good. A boy and a girl.” She replied. “And then I hope they’ll tie your tubes.”
I had no response. Was she commenting on me personally? She went on:
“Everyone’s having too many babies these days and the doctor’s aren’t doing anything to stop it. I had to beg them to tie my tubes after my daughter. They kept telling me I might change my mind. I think it should be a routine procedure . . . ” and then, mercifully, my debit card processed, and she handed me the bag and I escaped a potentially harmful situation.
So what would you have said in a situation like that? Or would you be calling your husband to bail you out of jail on an assault charge?