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Complimenting a Pregnant Lady

Babysugar Diaries: Stolen Compliment

At 26 weeks pregnant, I take compliments where I can get them. I ran out to grab lunch the other day and the cashier told me he liked my dress. Flattered, I said, "Thank you! And the big bump to go with it!" He smiled and replied, "It's beautiful."

Feeling pretty good, I walked out of the cafe and told my coworker, "Did you hear that nice cashier? He just said my bump was beautiful." Out of nowhere, the woman walking behind us said, "Are you talking about the guy behind the counter?" I looked at the stranger and confirmed her inquiry. She said, "Oh... he always says nice things to everyone. He just likes to give out compliments." And just like that, I was robbed of the kind remark. I said, "Well thanks for that. Thanks for taking that away from me." But lo and behold, we stopped into another cafe to grab a drink and a another woman smiled at me and said, "You look so cute pregnant!" All was well with the world again.

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asco00 asco00 9 years
I would have said " Oh really and what did he compliment you on today" ha ha. People can be so grumpy!
sassy_chick sassy_chick 9 years
What was her response when you said that to her? What could she possibly say?
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 9 years
aw man! babysugar, u took the high road. me? I would've gotten down there with her. there's no doubt in my mind that I would've cussed her out... I need to chill. lol. it's just that those type of people really need a life!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
What the ... who the @#$$ would say something like that to someone? I mean, jokingly to your friend or something maybe, but seriously to a stranger??? What a WEIRDO!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 9 years
oh, and great story :)
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 9 years
hmm that wouldn't have BOTHERED me, per se~ (since i got plenty of compliments, assumed that they may or may not have been sincere and was almost getting sick of answering questions, also, i was not insecure about the way i looked pregnant at any point, so i didn't really care what others thought.)... but i would have been thinking, wow, that lady has issues. And i agree that the guy just likes to see the good in everyone, that's not a bad thing, right?
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 9 years
people suck
sofi sofi 9 years
Yeah, I agree macgirl. Jealous and miserable- not a good combo! So glad you said what you did! Enjoy the compliment- you deserve it!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Some people hate their life and want everyone to be as miserable as them. Too sad.
yadiet yadiet 9 years
what a bish!!! she was just jealous that you looked beautiful and she didnt!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Dude, why the hell would anyone say something like that?
Moms Moms 9 years
I was with babysugar when it happened and was in disbelief! Needless to say I had to hold back the urge to stick my foot out and trip the woman! And, for the record, babysugar is glowing.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Just because the first cashier likes to compliment everyone doesn't make the compliment not true! I agree with that! I like to compliment people ... I like to make them feel good. But my compliments are always sincere. I don't just make off handed remarks I only compliment what I like... does it matter that I find things about a lot of people that I like? No.. it was still sincere coming from me. Anyways, I'm glad you didn't let it ruin your day Babysugar :) And I'm sure you look adorable pregnant!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
what a sweet guy to be curageous enough to compliment men are usually scared of the reaction, my brother once complimented a pregnant woman by saying she looked glowy and beautiful she really did and she rolled her eyes at him and said are you mocking me my brother vowed never to compliment or interact with a pregnant stranger
YayaOzoHead YayaOzoHead 9 years
What a beeyoch!! Who peed in her coffee? That was just rude.
ufshutterbabe ufshutterbabe 9 years
Just because the first cashier likes to compliment everyone doesn't make the compliment not true! He sounds like a delightful person. I wish we had more friendly cashiers like that around here - I'm lucky if they make eye contact or tell me the total. I like to mess with those grumpy ones by forcing them to engage in conversation.
jessie jessie 9 years
some people will find any reason to stomp on anyones joy.....:shrug: its just up to you on how you handle it...try not to let it bother you...but it always so much easier said then done. :) every preggo mom is cute!
controlledspin controlledspin 9 years
Oh, I hate that! As if it would've been so difficult to let you have that moment! Don't let it get you down - I bet you look great as a to-be-mommy again :)
recoup recoup 9 years
Never never let anyone rain on your parade...or bump.
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
so happy that grumpy lady didn't ruin you day...and I am sure you do look adorable prego!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
awwww Lil your too cute!
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