I am learning that sometimes people just don’t know what to say, or can’t help themselves from saying what they want to say… Thus continues a compendium of the funny/odd/weird/tasteless/forthright things people have said to me whilst in “the family way”.
recently, i attended my regularly-scheduled haircut appointment with the sweetest beautician in the world. as timing would have it, she too is expecting a little one- in March. They know it is going to be a girl, and have gone all out with pink things! it’s fun to chat about baby stuff as she gives the locks a wee trim.
she, too, seemed concerned that we were not going to find out the sex of The Bean until the birth. apparently, some people just can’t seem to handle this anomaly. so, she proceeded to do the “ring test” on me, which she swears will predict the sex of the baby. again, the fact that i don’t want to know didn’t seem to enter into this activity.
either way- she yanks a hair out of my head– i was hoping she would pick one of the gray ones, but nope. and then slipped it through my wedding ring and held it over my right wrist.
then she says, “see, i knew it – it’s going in circles – it’s a girl!”…
honestly? i can see her swinging her hand in a circular motion.
then she says, “see, i’ll show you, it works on me too.” so she holds up her wrist and believe it or not (i say, not) here it swings in a circle again– again, i notice her hand moving in a circle as well.
this just cracked me up.
though i did find this on YouTube.
at this rate, i might as well name the child Ouija!