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September 29, 2006

hello, I'm 9 months pregnant, kindly let me sit the f*ck down

Next time you're pregnant and using mass transit in Korea you can enjoy the benefit of seats marked especially for you. After having witnessed many an appalling example of how a New Yorker's ability to block out the whirl of surrounding activity does NOT benefit pregnant subway passengers, I feel like the marked seats are not a bad plan. Though just yesterday I noticed a decidedly non-handicapped young man taking up TWO "priority seats" with his macho spread legs--so the signs might not work here. In Korea they are also handing out "badges" to not-yet-showing pregnant women so that strangers can give them preferential treatment. This seems a bit overly protective (and prying), though the badges could come in handy at a cocktail party or if you start vomiting in the middle of a staff meeting.

by ceridwen at 3:46 PM
in pregnancy


This had me laughing out loud! I love it!

comment by Tiffany at October 31, 2007 8:29 AM

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