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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Perks of Pregnancy

Today at work I was sent on an errand to Target with the boss' credit card to purchase a high-end carseat for one of our cast members (who has a baby with a high profile NFL football player who is expecting Baby #2 any day now with a different Baby Mama). So, I stroll into the store with my cart and head to the Baby Section. After much browsing and perusing and going back and forth between which one I think is the right one, I lean over and hoist that gigantic box into/onto the buggy. (Those things are ridiculously heavy by the way... AND expensive. Like $350 for a Britax (which must be the Rolex of strollers, because why would she get a Graco one when someone else is footing the bill? This kind of pisses me off. Don't you have to have a carseat on the plane??? I'm sure she brought her own because of this. So this makes me believe that this actress has a sister who is having a baby and needs a free gift. What a twatty bitch!.))

As I can barely see what's front of my buggy because the thing is so big, I make my way to the register. I subconsciously wonder if people around me are thinking 'Oh look at that pregnant girl rolling her babyseat up to the register. How sweet!', then I actually get to the check-out. Two, I am not joking, TWO Target employees approach me to ask me if I need help getting my ridiculously large babyseat to the car, not to mention the one that was checking me out. (I think to self, I am glad that I decided to wear an empire waisted shirt today. At this point I stick out my belly.) So, what do I say? 'Thank you SO much! That is so nice of you to help me!'

So, they rolled it out to my car for me, loaded it in there and sent me on my way. I felt a little ashamed of what I did, but really not THAT ashamed. Then I laughed the whole way back to the office and planted the carseat down in the lobby:

Only to find out that it was the wrong one. Then I lied and said it was the only carseat left in the store. I mean seriously, if I had to take it back, who would help me put it in the car this time to return to Target? Here they know that I'm not pregnant... just fat. :)

7 comments:

misti said...

LOL!!! It's true - people are always nicer to the pregnant women! Which, I know their feet are swolen and yeah, they waddle and stuff...but come on. My best friend just had a baby, and I'm a little sad the pregnancy is over because people used to let us cut in line at the grocery stores, and stop traffic to let us cross, all kinds of good stuff. When I walked anywhere with her, out came the red carpet.

Kristen said...

Britax is the top of the line car seat for larger children. If you need an infant car seat then you need the Chicco infant car seat. Kate, I'm a little upset that you didn't reference my registry for this information. Next time you have to purchase something for this cheapskate starlet, who I'm still trying to figure out, please consult the registry...also you should try ans sneak a little something in for Caroline!

Kate said...

Oh Kristen. I had a Post-It with the words Britax Boulevard scribbled on it. I did the best I could. She will have to get over it because I am NOT going back.

dara said...

does the new baby momma happen to be very famous as well? like a model? im trying to figure this out as well! i have to admit i busted out laughing when i read you stuck ur stomach out so that they could carry that thing for you...everyone had to ask me what i was laughing at. that thing looked HUGE!!!! dont take it back. she can go and get her own!!!!

Ashley said...

This is great!! And I am excited that I know who it is as well.
Kind of funny that just yesterday I was wondering where all the people are that are overly nice to pregnant women. In the last couple of days I have been in situations where no one offered their seat to me in a crowded waiting area, someone practically blowing smoke in my face in a smoke free zone outside a building, and men who let the door hit me in the face instead of opening it (they should be opening doors for ALL women in the first place). Almost 33 weeks down and no stories so far about getting the royal treatment.

joanmiro said...

The baby probaby won't fit comfortably in the car seat, since you couldn't pick the correct one.

Kate said...

Yes, it will fit. He's more like a 2 year old. I checked to make sure he would fit before my protest of not going back began. Thanks!