grenadine wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:45 am
Also: i don't understand why expecting that you will be helped with puuting heavy suitcase on a shelf is sth wrong, when you are pregnant, or old or disabled - in any way compromised. She hasn't revealed his identity, he wasn't harmed in any way. So?
Personally, I think it's incredibly rude to expect
someone to help without asking them. It's a courtesy to help, not an obligation, and we (and Louise) don't know if this guy maybe had some kind of disability or other reason not to help. Maybe he didn't see she was pregnant. Maybe he did see but didn't want to assume because a lot of women get very upset if someone assumes they're pregnant when they're not. But really: if she wanted help, she could - and should - have asked. Not asking someone and then going out of your way to publicly call them out when they don't help of their own accord? That's an incredibly shitty thing to do.
sorryimnotclever wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:26 am
Poor Joe, if someone forced me to touch their baby bumps I think I would be sick. I have a 17 year old (ex)friend who is pregnant and even at the beginning of her pregnancy she was like Louise, constantly making everyone acknowledge it and treat it like the best thing in the world. Pregnancies just give me the eebie jeebies and her constantly comparing her fetus to different sized fruits was really uncomfortable for me. Is that a common feeling?
Oh god, the fruit comparisons. I'm torn about them, because on one hand they're an easy way of explaining how big the child is. On the other hand, I eat
Re Louise & pregnant people in general: I had a colleague once who, after she'd announced her pregnancy, could not stop talking about it. Everything was about her pregnancy. During work she'd make us carry literally everything for her because apparently being pregnant means you can't carry anything heavier than a small bottle of water? But I think that's also what puts me off of Louise right now: the way everything is about her pregnancy. Like, girl please, women have been having babies since forever. You're not completely disabled, you're not "that poor person". You chose to do this, and other people have other things to think about.
Then again, I don't want children and the idea of ever being pregnant absolutely horrifies me, so that probably doesn't help tbh.
I also watched the clip with Joe yesterday, and wow, that was incredibly aggressive. Poor Joe.