I just had my first encounter with a stranger who had an utterly stupid comment. I'm in the Harley dealer picking up a birthday gift for my hubby when some seriously overweight guy walks up and starts telling me Harleys are overrated and he has some Intruder (great, so why are you in a Harley dealer??). I just smile and say that's nice, but I still like my Harley and turn to walk my very obvious pregnant self away when he starts telling me that his new girlfriend is talking about wanting kids and she's 32 and really, women shouldn't have kids at all after 28 because they are just too old.
I couldn't let it go, so I smiled again and told him I'm 37 and pregnant with my first, while patting my very obvious bump. Oh, and by the way, I'm planning on having a second child when I'm 39/40ish.
His comment as I was turning away was 'um, you don't look that old'.
What possesses people to talk to complete strangers that way? I find it really, really interesting because I've never had to the urge to share anything personal with someone standing next to me in a store.