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September 9, 2005

there's been a bridge-and-tunnel invasion in Williamsburg, and those desperate housewives want some burlesque

Last night I was at a show, saving a seat for a friend, when a lady behind me said "Is that seat taken?" Yes, I told her. The woman came back with "But my friend's pregnant!"

I didn't know what to say to that. I mean, on the subway, I always get up for pregnant women (if an older minority gentleman doesn't give up his seat first -- yuppie white guys are total assholes about this), but I feel like, at shows, pregnant women have the ability to arrive early just like everyone else. I have mixed feelings. (Although I did, of course, give up the seat).

For instance, handicapped people get their own bathroom stalls. But what if there's a really long line for the bathroom, such as at an amusement park? Does a person in a wheelchair wait in line like everyone else, and then perhaps when she is closer to the front, the few people in front of her would let her skip ahead when the handicapped stall opens up, or does she get to wheel her way all the way from eighteenth place in the line to first? What are the rules here?

1 Comments:

Blogger Shaun Eli said...

Didn't know what to say? How about "Pregnant? Wonderful, I'm having a baby too!" without explaining that you're having a baby remotely.

4:02 PM  

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