Saturday, November 1, 2008

There Are Some Advantages to Being Gigantic

I went to vote early last Thursday. My Mom had already voted and she warned me that the lines were pretty long. She offered to watch my kids while I voted and I couldn't pass that up.

As much as I wanted Eleanor to participate in the voting process with me, I just didn't think she had it in her to stand in line with me for over an hour (this was such the right decision).

When I arrived, the wait was nearly two hours.

The man organizing the line took one look at me and apparently decided that he didn't want to risk having me birth my baby right there in the hallway.

Next thing I knew, I was standing in a considerably shorter line behind three elderly ladies with walkers (I am not kidding). The four of us got to go right to the front of the line and I was out of there in no time.

And I just looked straight ahead on the way out so as not to catch the hundreds of dirty looks that the people in line were shooting my way.

So it turns out that it really pays to be an enormous pregnant lady sometimes (it is almost worth hardly being able to tie my own shoes).


Anonymous said...

I had to go to jury duty once when I was about 8.5 months prego with #2, and I was HUGE. Everyone was treating me like I was made of glass and were very sympathetic when I had to keep leaving the room to go to the bathroom. Then this woman got up there for questioning and was saying she couldn't possibly be on a jury because she was 16 weeks pregnant and too tired... everyone, including the judge, looked at me and then her and laughed. I got excused. She didn't (at least, she hadn't by the time I left). Yes, sometimes it pays to be enormous!

kayla said...

great post i found you some how looking for things on our sons birth defects esophageal atresia. I wish you the best and god bless

Anonymous said...

I think the only reason we got out of there quickly is because we took all three kids!

MB said...

The other voters probably were glad to see you cut. When I was pregnant everybody offered me the chance. Then the next time I came back with a baby, and again, cuts. People are scared of babies and/or the imminent threat of babies.