Is it pg hormones or am I a cow?

(61 Posts)
lagertops Fri 06-Sep-13 21:56:19

I don't know what it is, but other people have really started to grate on me. It's like I've suddenly been hit with a dose of intolerance. Here are some examples, feel free to flame, sympathise with me and share experiences, or look at me like this confused

1. When stocking up at work, if someone comes close to me, waits for me to finish expectantly, leans over me, or takes something I have just put there, it makes me cringe internally with annoyance and want to yell 'fuck off you fucking fuck! Get away from my personal space!' unless its a child, of course.

2. If I'm on the bus, and someone sits next to me, I tense up. Annoyance is thrown into the mix if I know there are tonnes of seating upstairs, but they are too lazy to go up (I'm 6 months pregnant so don't want to risk falling, what's your excuse?) I know they've paid their fayre, the same as me, but I want a gap next to me for the short 20 minutes that it takes me to get to work! If I'm reading the paper, I get really flustered, and want to scream because I can't open my paper fully.

3. People sitting across from me when I'm eating. I just want space, I don't want to look into your eyes when I'm eating, nor do I want to hear you smacking your lips, not even just once.

4. Big crowds. I live in Edinburgh, so you can imagine, especially during the Fringe, how packed the streets can be. I know I'm part of the problem, but most people are shoppers on their day off. I'm usually commuting to work, and I only shop when it's dead middle of the night in 24 hour Asda to avoid people. Couple this with having to dodge tourists stopping dead in the street to take photos of bagpipers/ castles and it really does my pan in. I just want to live!

5. Supermarket arseholes. As I mentioned, I do my supermarket shopping late at night. This is partly because I hate the vultures congregating in the reduced bit. I rarely buy reduced items, but its actually just the sorry sight of them all battling it out over squashed 18 pence samosas that makes me want to pick my eyelashes out. Another thing I don't like is going to tills. I'd rather use the self-service. I'd rather just get the job done myself without the small talk, but I think this is mostly because my mum was once asked at the tills by a complete dingbat if she was 'On her second marriage' as my two brothers have a bit of an age gap hmm.

Buzzardbird Fri 06-Sep-13 21:59:22

Gawd, I hope it is your hormones sad

WorraLiberty Fri 06-Sep-13 22:01:01

Your post made me smile until I got to these two parts...

I know there are tonnes of seating upstairs, but they are too lazy to go up (I'm 6 months pregnant so don't want to risk falling, what's your excuse?)

I don't need an 'excuse' to sit on the bottom deck of a bus in an empty seat. That doesn't make me lazy, it just means I don't need to go upstairs. I could also turn it around and say, you're choosing to have a baby so get over yourself.

I rarely buy reduced items, but its actually just the sorry sight of them all battling it out over squashed 18 pence samosas that makes me want to pick my eyelashes out.

Well lucky you. I hope you'll always be able to feed yourself and your family without battling over squashed food.

Gretagumbo Fri 06-Sep-13 22:02:35

Ha hormones.... Pregnancy used to be called confinement for a reason......to prevent innocent discount samosa lovers from being stabbed. Fact.

lagertops Fri 06-Sep-13 22:04:28

Worra I don't often buy reduced cos there's never any left at 2am grin

littlemog Fri 06-Sep-13 22:05:00

I agree with what worraliberty picked out - imo these make you sound like a cow (your term!) rather than a grumpy pregnant lady.

Especially the one about the reduced food.

littlemog Fri 06-Sep-13 22:05:59

And calling poor people 'vultures' is a bit confused

catinabox Fri 06-Sep-13 22:07:17

I really thought that this thread was going to be about leaking breasts.....

I'm so disappointed.

WorraLiberty Fri 06-Sep-13 22:08:06

Yeah but calling them 'vultures' is a bit much.

I'm sure they'd prefer not to have to put so much effort into buying reduced food.

But sometimes it's the only way people can manage...and increasingly more so these days.

lagertops Fri 06-Sep-13 22:08:17

you don't have to be poor to shop in the reduced bit littlemog. Vultures circle their dying prey, much like the way shoppers trolley-block the reduced bit.

DaleyBump Fri 06-Sep-13 22:11:56

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and tbh, you do sound a bit of a cow.

lagertops Fri 06-Sep-13 22:12:04

It's the lack of manners people display when they are at the reduced bit, not the actual act of them buying it that annoys me! Everyone likes a bargain but that's no excuse to push in/ act territorial.

littlemog Fri 06-Sep-13 22:12:57

In your world maybe. I see people looking for bargains so that they can make their money go a little further in these bloody hard times. Not people to be ridiculed imo.

WorraLiberty Fri 06-Sep-13 22:13:26

YANBU to dislike rude, pushy people but that wasn't what you said.

Tbh I don't know if it's the hormones or if you're a cow because I don't know you.

Perhaps you're a hormonal cow? grin

littlemog Fri 06-Sep-13 22:14:29

I rarely buy reduced items, but its actually just the sorry sight of them all battling it out over squashed 18 pence samosas that makes me want to pick my eyelashes out

This looks like ridicule to me and you are backtracking.

NoelHeadbands Fri 06-Sep-13 22:15:07

Well yes, you do sound like a bit of a cow. But you mention that it's only started to grate lately, so lets hope it's just the hormones

littlemog Fri 06-Sep-13 22:15:25

This is partly because I hate the vultures congregating in the reduced bit

confused

raisah Fri 06-Sep-13 22:19:55

Gosh I wonder what you are like when you are not pregnant. You sound like a person to avoid rather than be friendly with.

lagertops Fri 06-Sep-13 22:21:50

Sigh. Okay, guys, you got me. I'm someone who earns just over minimum wage, but I look down on people who don't have a lot of money. Even though I said I rarely shopped in the reduced aisle, therefore implying I still, albeit rarely, buy reduced stuff, I hate people who buy reduced stuff.

It's the lack of manners people display when they are at the reduced bit, not the actual act of them buying it that annoys me! Everyone likes a bargain but that's no excuse to push in/ act territorial

Yeah but yeah but, you said in your opening salvo that you rarely shop in the reduced section yourself, so what's it to you, eh?

lagertops Fri 06-Sep-13 22:27:07

FetchezLaVache Exactly, that's why I mentioned that I rarely shop in the reduced bit, because I was emphasising that it's just the mere sight of people scrapping over the food that 'makes me want to pick my eyelashes out.'

I give up.

DaleyBump Fri 06-Sep-13 22:27:50

You asked if you were being a cow... you were being a cow. You are continuing to be a cow.

BonaDrag Fri 06-Sep-13 22:30:37

Pregnancy hormones can turn the most even tempered, tolerant woman into an utter wankbadger. If you were not like it before then I wouldn't worry too much.

Disclaimer: I trolley block the reduced aisle. It's survival of the fittest grin

lagertops Fri 06-Sep-13 22:31:34

DaleyBump. sad

pictish Fri 06-Sep-13 22:37:22

OP - I was pg while living and working in Edinburgh. I got tetchy as fuck with it all too...I remember. The bus...hated it. The festival crowds...hated them. People being too close to me. Aghh! Go away...GO AWAY!

I did mellow out some eventually. I'm sure you will too.

We live just outside Edinburgh now, and have to say I don't miss the festival crowds. Was in town a couple of weeks ago...got all stabby and killy. Was delighted to return to the relative peace of our crumbly house.

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