Sometimes it’s so funny that people don’t realise the obvious. I was in Kolkata last year before my baby was born. I was 7 months pregnant when my uncle left us for the heavenly abode. It was a moment of shock for most of us since he was one of the nicest men around and loved by everyone – young or old. We held a prayer meet and funeral according to Hindu rites where many dropped by because my uncle was quite famous amongst his peers.

I was already tired and exhausted with his loss, the funeral and my health. I was sitting down quietly at a corner not wanting to talk to many people. At this time one of the distant family relative came and asked how I was, when I came from Bangalore, why my husband didn’t come and other rubbish.

She also said – you have become full ‘ginni’ (Bengali term for expert wife). You have become very fat, husband is showering you with love!

I could only give a blank dry smile. But inside I wanted to scream – ARE YOU BLIND???

Carrying a baby is no joke and people do put on weight. Why is it so difficult for people to see the obvious?

I laugh over it now, but that time I wanted to answer back! 

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5 Comments on Very Fat Lady

  1. Lissa Johnston
    April 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Trust me when I say this experience is unpleasant but better than the reverse – when someone asks you, 'when are you due'? and you're NOT pregnant. I never wore that dress again.

  2. Patricia Lynne
    April 27, 2016 at 2:11 pm (3 years ago)

    There have been people I've seen where I've wondered if they are overweight or pregnant, but I would NEVER go make a comment about either one. It's just rude.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  3. Kala Ravi
    April 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm (3 years ago)

    True that! Are people blind as well as stupid? Can be all the more annoying when you are already self-conscious about the weight gain!
    @KalaRavi16 from

  4. Geets
    April 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Ha ha..!! That was a pretty good one!
    I hope people learn this soon.. But you know, they won't! They never do!



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