I was at Babies R Us at the registry counter waiting my turn, when I over hear another customer lady and the employee sharing birth stories. At one point, the customer lady turns to me and asks me if I know what she means about the pain (of giving birth). I of course said "Oh yes, it's awful, but thank goodness for Demerol and Epidurals."
Right as I finished this sentence, the look on this lady's face changed to a look as if I just told her that her dog died. She looked horrified. She told me that if I used those, then I have no idea what pain is and that she is on her third boy and this will be her third natural pregnancy. In shock that she just said all that to me, I just told her how awesome I thought that was, but that I was way too big of a sissy to go all natural. (when I really wanted to tell her that if she was on her third boy, what the hell was she registering for!??!)
This is where it gets good.....or better.
She went on and on about how she doesn't understand women that get drugged up to bring a child in to this world and that she thinks that's just as bad as drinking during pregnancy.
Yes, at this point I was wondering how long I would be in jail if I hit her. But instead I controlled my urge and just responded nicely.
I said "Well, drinking during pregnancy can harm the child and epidurals are safe, so I am not sure how those are the same."
Her response to me is that drugs and alcohol aren't used to conceive the baby so why would they be used to birth the baby?
I just laughed and said, "Apparently you weren't around the night Little Girl was conceived because I am 100% positive that there was alcohol involved."
Yep, that shut her up. Made the employee and I crack up too.
p.s. In person, this conversation wasn't as snotty as it sounds typed out, but it was SASSY!