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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 02:17 PM
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9. Not smoking, but I was on the receiving end of that
when I was pregnant. I was eating out and had a beer with my meal; a fellow patron came up to me and said that I shouldn't be drinking in my condition. I replied that his concerns were misplaced and he was not as well informed about drinking and pregnancy as he thought (and it's true - the warnings against ever having a drink while pregnant are based on a preventative model of treatment; the idea is that if you let a woman have one drink, she'll think it's OK to have several, and before you know it, you have a pregnant woman drinking every day which in fact *may* be an actual danger). He huffed away, and our meal stayed serene.
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  -Would you approach a pregnant woman who was smoking and tell her she candy  Jun-08-05 02:11 PM   #0 
  - I tell her my mom smoked and drank while she was pregnant with me  sasquatch   Jun-08-05 02:12 PM   #1 
  - I tend to mind my own business. I also was not elected to be a  sinkingfeeling   Jun-08-05 02:13 PM   #2 
  - If she was a stranger I wouldn't say anything...  truebrit71   Jun-08-05 02:13 PM   # 
  - My mom quit when she was pregg w/ both of us.  ronnykmarshall   Jun-08-05 02:35 PM   #35 
  - You caught him performing?  RetroLounge   Jun-08-05 06:20 PM   #52 
  - Good point  MemphisTiger   Jun-08-05 02:38 PM   #37 
  - My dad quit on the day that he found out my mom was pregnant  Tyrone Slothrop   Jun-08-05 03:12 PM   #47 
  - Keep my mouth shut....  WeRQ4U   Jun-08-05 02:13 PM   #3 
  - I would mind my own business  MissMillie   Jun-08-05 02:13 PM   #4 
  - Wouldn't say a word.  hippiechick   Jun-08-05 02:13 PM   #5 
  - I think I would have to say something.  trotsky   Jun-08-05 02:14 PM   #6 
  - Sometimes,  GirlinContempt   Jun-08-05 02:28 PM   #25 
     - I think I know what you're getting at.  trotsky   Jun-08-05 02:31 PM   #31 
        - Sorry I went into  GirlinContempt   Jun-08-05 02:32 PM   #32 
  - I'd send Mellisa over to give her a good talking to....  Richardo   Jun-08-05 02:14 PM   #7 
  - No words. Frown. Look at cigarette and belly, alternately.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jun-08-05 02:16 PM   #8 
  - Not smoking, but I was on the receiving end of that  Book Lover   Jun-08-05 02:17 PM   #9 
  - shoulda just told him....  jswordy   Jun-08-05 02:19 PM   #13 
  - HA!!  Book Lover   Jun-08-05 02:20 PM   #17 
     - Dave Barry: "You should never say anything...  Richardo   Jun-08-05 02:22 PM   #20 
     - Heheheheheh ... YEAH GIRL! That would rock!  jswordy   Jun-08-05 02:23 PM   #24 
  - I probably would have thrown the beer in his face---I admire your  candy   Jun-08-05 02:20 PM   #16 
     - For some reason,  Book Lover   Jun-08-05 02:21 PM   #18 
  - A total stranger?  kick-ass-bob   Jun-08-05 02:18 PM   #10 
  - I'd say that is rude as hell. But then, people ARE rude as hell anymore.  jswordy   Jun-08-05 02:18 PM   #11 
  - No, I would not.  Left Is Write   Jun-08-05 02:18 PM   #12 
  - Better to offer solutions than screeds  Pigwidgeon   Jun-08-05 02:19 PM   #14 
  - Wise words. Thanks.  Bunny   Jun-08-05 02:28 PM   #26 
  - Totally none of my business  Momgonepostal   Jun-08-05 02:19 PM   #15 
  - Nope.  bertha katzenengel   Jun-08-05 02:21 PM   #19 
  - No, I wouldn't  johnnie   Jun-08-05 02:22 PM   #21 
  - NOt my business  ernstbass   Jun-08-05 02:23 PM   #22 
  - Not my business--  bigwillq   Jun-08-05 02:23 PM   #23 
  - Nope. That is ridiculous.  progmom   Jun-08-05 02:30 PM   #27 
  - I'ld bum a smoke  Bok_Tukalo   Jun-08-05 02:31 PM   #28 
  - Only if she were a friend. Otherwise, HELL NO.  Blue-Jay   Jun-08-05 02:31 PM   #29 
  - I'd do nothing.  GirlinContempt   Jun-08-05 02:31 PM   #30 
  - Nope. Either  SOteric   Jun-08-05 02:35 PM   #33 
  - Oh, please. Does anyone over the age of 6 NOT know  Love Bug   Jun-08-05 02:35 PM   #34 
  - I would keep my mouth shut  MemphisTiger   Jun-08-05 02:37 PM   #36 
  - Definitely not, because it's none of my damn business  TK421   Jun-08-05 02:39 PM   #38 
  - I'd say something. It's no different than someone beating their child IMO  Xithras   Jun-08-05 02:43 PM   #39 
  - "It's no different than someone beating their child"  GirlinContempt   Jun-08-05 02:45 PM   #40 
  - I'm an ex smoker, I know all about its effects.  Xithras   Jun-08-05 02:59 PM   #42 
     - Yeah, well  GirlinContempt   Jun-08-05 03:02 PM   #43 
        - Ok then, I'll compare it to poisoning a child.  Xithras   Jun-08-05 03:09 PM   #46 
           - Yes, actually,  GirlinContempt   Jun-08-05 03:13 PM   #48 
  - I think it depends on how you say it if you say something  MemphisTiger   Jun-08-05 02:51 PM   #41 
  - I'd be nice about it.  Xithras   Jun-08-05 03:07 PM   #45 
  - Baloney! Many baby boomers had mothers who smoked--------  candy   Jun-08-05 06:14 PM   #49 
  - Punch her in the stomach?  kanrok   Jun-08-05 03:07 PM   #44 
  - Only if I were a self-important asshole  El Fuego   Jun-08-05 06:15 PM   #50 
  - God, if I had an Empathy Belly and a pack of smokes...  Modem Butterfly   Jun-08-05 06:18 PM   #51 

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