So I'm not currently at that stage where I feel like I'm pregnant so everyone should wait hand and foot on me and I doubt I'll get to that stage! I can manage things, so I do them, it's not a disease, but there are some things I just think are common practice when you see pregnant women.
Yesterday I went to San Francisco to a friend's bridal shower. I took the transit in and then had to catch a trolley to go the 2 miles to the shower place. I got on the trolley and it was completely packed. No seats, people standing everywhere and you had to hold on to one of those straps at the top of the bus - when you're short, it's not easy to grab those, let alone when you have 4lbs of baby on your front!
Well, it shocked me that absolutely NO ONE offered me their seat. Here I am, a 7 months pregnant woman, holding a big bag, and a gift in the other hand and I'm trying to hold on for dear life while the trolley is jerking around. Again, whatever, I was fine, but it shocked me that nobody even offered! Then, at one point, the trolley cleared out a bit and a seat opened up in front of me so I grabbed it. Well, this other girl was clearly heading for it and gave me the most evil looks when I sat down. It's not like I'm not obviously pregnant!!
Am I abnormal for thinking this is just a courteous thing that people do? Arek always gives up his seat for elderly, disabled and pregnant women and I have before too!