A few weeks ago, one of my co-workers and I were talking with one of our regular customers about our other co-worker, who is pregnant. I am not really into mommyhood, but I do get excited for my co-workers. I think the customer misunderstood my excitement. During our conversation, she reached over and put her hand on my chubby apron belly and asked if I, too, was expecting. I laughed and told her I was just fat from vacation. She felt bad and asked if I was going to hate her now. I don't.
The problem is now I am paranoid that I go around looking pregnant. I am not fat, but I am not fit. I am slightly fearful of my favorite oversized shirts and avant garde tunics. Do I look like I am trying to hide bump? I cleaned out my apron pockets and have been doing crunches. And if I do look pregnant, shouldn't people be nicer to me?
Maybe it's time to rediscover my waistline.