By kitty91 - 03/03/2014 01:14 - United States - Albuquerque

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.

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You havent seen them in a while but felt the urge to rub their stomach?

TorturedXeno 27

Don't assume.


TorturedXeno 27

Don't assume.

How did she assume?

TorturedXeno 27

By thinking that a tubby belly = still being pregnant. ... and now I'm assuming the friend still had the pregnancy weight. *facepalm*

She didn't know that she had her baby.

She assumed she hadn't. Which equals "don't assume."

It's never a good idea to ask if someone is pregnant or when they're due. You run the risk of upsetting them if they aren't pregnant.

buttcramp 21

OP you should have said "I heard you were pregnant, are the rumors true?"

I don't think OP should have asked. If her friend wanted to let OP know if she was pregnant then she would have told her.

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!"

'Cause it makes an ASS out of U and ME or in this case just OP..

frizz101 22

Or people should just stop being over sensitive and get over it.

It takes time for women to get their body back after a pregnancy. Sounds like a funny moment to me, one that you could have easily explained.

You are so young and SO naive!

Not one woman who has been through pregnancy will find it funny.

Llama_Face89 33

Ahaha that's adorable! You'll learn eventually. You NEVER go there...... T-T

Life goes on. You can sit around crying cause someone mistook you for being pregnant, or you can move the **** on.

buttcramp 21

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)

frizz101 22

I did. People need to stop being so overly sensitive.

Better safe than sorry! Oh wait.

You havent seen them in a while but felt the urge to rub their stomach?

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?!

xXanna_ 18

My thoughts exactly.

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.

Thank goodness someone agrees with me that it's super messed up that this total invasion of a woman's personal space is considered normal.

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.

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.

There are t-shirts online that say "If you didn't put it there, don't touch it." With an arrow pointing down. Get one if those!

buttcramp 21

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.

Lil_Red777 21

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.

#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!

SarahSehhati 40

There was a lady that sued a man (her neighbor) for rubbing her stomach while she was pregnant.

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.

Still, OP, you should have maybe asked before rubbing her belly. But at least she was okay with it.

Lycoris_fml 13

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?

buttcramp 21

74, did the woman win the case? how much did she walk away with?

You've known her for 10 years and didn't know when she was due?

You would be amazed how often that happens when you're pregnant. Complete strangers suddenly think they have a right to put their hands on your body.

Cwizer 17

Get in my belly!! Is the first thing that popped in my head. Sorry OP

Are you sure she's still your friend?

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.

They're actually best friends, you ass. 'Obviously not close to' WROOONG!

Ugh, when I was pregnant random people would always rub my belly. I hated it. Sorry, but you should of thought that through a little more OP.

Who does this, seriously? That was way rude.

Seriously. One of my best friends is pregnant, and I still asked before I touched her belly. It's common courtesy!