What are your thoughts on this t-shirt? I feel sad that people can’t give a minute of their time to respond to well-intentioned inquiries of such a joyful event. I loved pregnancy being a reason for strangers to engage in friendly discourse and wonder how cold our society is becoming. Personally, I don’t ask to touch people. But surely shutting down even questions is kind of rude. I would want to raise my unborn baby in a friendlier world than this. But these are my thoughts only, and as you always capture every situation so succinctly I’d love to hear what you think if you have time. 0602-14
I can understand the frustration mothers-to-be may have with a plethora of questions about their impending delivery of the baby but this shirt appears to be an oddly rude way to respond to what are perceived to be rude questions. Standard etiquette when strangers ask inappropriate and intrusive personal questions is to ignore the inquiry and deflect to another topic or to raise an arched eyebrow and say, “Excuse me?”. You certainly don’t give people what they want! So there is this odd conundrum where the wearer of this shirt believes these questions to be annoying yet she gives people the very thing they seek to find out by asking. The “Any more questions?” at the end gives off the vibe that these questions about her pregnancy are deemed to be annoying and she’s challenging everyone who sees it to not ask any further stupid questions.