48 thoughts on “Short Thoughts (38)

  1. My guess is that heavily pregnant women get an adrenaline rush turning down gentleman offers while standing on a crowded underground train on a hot day in London. When they turn away, they giggle quietly because they’ve made a fool out of the gentleman.

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    1. Perhaps they were part of a feminist club in the early 1980s? Travelling around with cushions up their dresses, making fools of those men who had an outdated sense of good manners. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. all you can do is what’s in your control, and you reached out to share a bit of kindness. there is no controlling what someone else does, let it go, and know you are a good person.

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  3. 9 months pregnant, even though I was told I was at 8 months by experts, I insisted on ‘walking’ the halls instead of hiding under infrastructure from the wild tornadoes of the night of June 6, 1990, in Colorado. My back hurt, I had charley horses in legs if I ‘crouched to take cover’ – I NEEDED to walk and was going to do so and didn’t ask anyone else to risk themselves – – although, a younger bus boy on the ‘crew’ said, “You want to walk, fine – I want to walk with you, so why can’t what I want be fine too?” – and we did – we walked the halls – – The nurse in hospital where I delivered the baby next day, said, “Um, you’ve been in labor for awhile” and to me? I just WANTED to WALK! and my back hurt – – :). Be open to the possibility she was tired, needed inherently, to stand, etc., and just didn’t have it within her to be kind or gracious to gentleman who was trying his best to be the knight in shining armor – sometimes? The Knight in Shining Armor is the one who says, “okey dokey then – I believe you” – :). On the other hand – maybe she wasn’t raised right – either – or believed you to be ‘discriminating’ against her by being you – who knows? surely not I – but I tell you – out of all the males/females/friends/bosses that night? Do you know who I remember best and fondly? The guy that called me on my own double-standards! LOL cuz I, in pregnancy, pain, discomfort and raging hormones, thought nothing of demanding what I HAD to DO or perish – but tried, out of ‘attempting to care for others’ do him out of his getting to do what HE wanted to do – just then – 🙂

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  4. I have just remembered I went on the tube to Queen Charlottes for my anti-natal appointments with all my pregnancies ( always got a seat okay ) and actually went on the Piccadilly Line and District Line to go and have my daughter…

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    1. It was on the District Line, going home to Wimbledon. She might well have come from Queen Charlotte’s. (Can’t tell you how many hundreds of times I have been to that hospital, Janet.)
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. She could have at least said ‘It’s okay thanks’ – perhaps she had been sitting all day and wanted to stand! Now you can get badges to tell everyone you are pregnant in the early stages when you can feel just as tired and probably sick!

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    1. Glad to hear that, Stevie. She stayed on for six more stops on the District Line too. This happened 40 years ago, and I only thought about it again today. At the time, I was quite miffed that she didn’t say anything.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Back then, I always offered my seat to elderly people, male or female, also to women carrying babies, or anyone who was pregnant or disabled. She was one of the very few who declined, and even 40 years later, I remember it.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. That’s very possible, Chris. But she could have just said ‘No, I’m fine thanks’, or something similar. It must have got to me, as this was 40 years ago, on the District Line. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. She could have said something, if only ‘no thank you’. She stood in front of me for the next six stations before she got off, making me feel very awkward. Mind you, it was 40 years ago, and I did keep bothering. These days, people offer ME a seat! 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    2. It was a nice gesture. I have seen many pregnant ladies standing in Delhi Metro. They would have been glad for the offer. I offered everytime. Most people didn’t. Maybe she was having a moment where she didn’t want to feel weak, that she had to prove to herself that she can deal with this on her own…you never know. I’m glad you didn’t stop being the gentleman.

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      1. we remember what we need to – I believe – – sometimes, for me? a memory comes forth, just like this one and I wonder, “Why is this still bothering me??” – – sigh – usually, it is to be found both deep within me AND a more current event that ‘reminded’ me of the past thing – bothered me then, bothers me now – and bothers me bad enough – what the heck? WHY? It’s not like I’m married or related to or have to work daily with this person – – why do I care???” – the stuff I assess and dig up isn’t always pleasant, but usually, if assesed/addressed or acknowledged/let go of’ I end up not having to do as many ‘repeats’ of the angst – – LOL – – I am hedonistic in the fashion of “well, heck, don’t want to do that little exercise in self-examination thingee again or often” – LOL

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