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FML - The follow-up

Today, I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in a while, but I had heard she was pregnant. I rubbed her belly and asked when she was due. She slowly backed away, giving me a weird look and said, "Two months ago." FML

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Why does everyone just assume we're not close friends? She's actually one of my best friends. I hadn't seen her in a while because I was out of the country and I knew she would be ok with me rubbing her belly because with her first pregnancy she always wanted me to touch her belly. It would've been awkward if she hadn't burst out laughing. We ended laughing so hard at my stupidity that we cried.
By kitty91 - / Monday 3 March 2014 01:14 / United States - Albuquerque
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  Nilorak  |  38

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  Nilorak  |  38

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  kugelblitz_  |  38

Once my dad this same thing, and the friend replied, "due for what?" Because she had already had the baby. My dad managed to save himself my saying, "due for the party!"

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  telli164  |  38

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  buttcramp  |  38

it does take time. After I had my daughter, for a few weeks my belly still looked pregnant because the uterus is still larger and fluid is present. It took time to make that go away (then you're stuck with that ten extra pounds for a few months)

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  LittlestV  |  23

I find it a little weird how people assume it's alright to touch a pregnant woman's stomach, especially without asking. You wouldn't just touch someone's stomach randomly, why do it when they're pregnant?!

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  TheMathMajor  |  23

I am terrified of this happening once I decide to start having kids! I don't want random strangers asking me questions about when I'm due and trying to touch me. I might just have to be a hermit once I start showing.

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  clrichmond2009  |  23

the worst part is working at a convenience store for me. most of my customers are very regular and I've worked there for three years, so they ALL think they can touch my belly whenever they want. I just wanna scream sometimes.

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  jesustitts  |  23

36 when I was pregnant with my son I had the same fear, surprisingly no strangers ever tried to touch me. Now what does happen is when he's in the shopping cart people will just touch him and make stupid baby talk to a toddler who ignores it all.

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  buttcramp  |  23

strangers would ask "you mind?" and indicate towards my big belly and then if I said "I prefer not to be touched, thanks." they'd look at me like I'm the asshole lol I hated it.

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  Lil_Red777  |  23

I wouldn't mind close friends and family rubbing my stomach when I start showing but I don't like strangers touching me. I actually enjoy it when my boyfriend rubs my belly.

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#36, I always had complete strangers asking me when I was due, what the name/sex was, even if I was going to deliver naturally and if I was going to breast feed, very personal stuff! I can not understand why strangers thought this was appropriate, or why they even wanted to know. It's very weird how some people feel that normal social conduct apparently doesn't apply to pregnant women!

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  kitty91_fml  |  23

I didn't just assume it would be ok to touch her stomach. She's been one of my best friends for 10 years and with her first pregnancy she always wanted me to touch her stomach all the time so I wasn't just being an ass.

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  Lycoris_fml  |  23

She's your good friend for 10 years but you didn't even know she'd had her baby? Why would you assume you're still on the same belly-rubbing level of friendship?

By  Cwizer  |  38

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By  nz_girl  |  7

YDI for thinking it's ok to randomly rub the belly of someone you're obviously not that close to. If anybody tries doing that to me when I eventually get pregnant, I'm gonna rub their belly right back, if they think that that's an acceptable thing to do to people without asking first.

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