Monday, December 6, 2010

Brilliant idea: parking spots for infertiles only!

I was in quite the mood today. And not in a good way. So much so, in fact, that I parked here when I stopped @ the grocery store on the way home from the gym:

Suck on that, smug preggos!

I've always thought these spots were stupid, even before I got dealt the PCOS & Endo cards. Why are they stupid? For starters, most pregnant women are not disabled; if they were, they would qualify for an actual handicap parking permit. Furthermore, if their pregnancies or small children are that difficult to manage that they cannot walk a few extra parking spaces, perhaps they should make their hubby or SO stop for milk, bread, etc. Also, these spaces are not legally enforceable like handicap spots, so what's the point?

Please spare me the "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE 8 MONTHS PREGNANT AND HAVE SWOLLEN CANKLES!!1!ONE!!11!" whine; I am well aware of the fact I have never had the experience of an almost full-term fetus in my body.

Bitter? Yes. I own it. Some day, I do hope to overcome it, but until then, how about a "Bitter Infertiles Only" parking spot? You know, for those days when your ovarian cysts are making themselves known with stabbing pains. Or when AF is on the way & you want to reach up your vagina & rip your ute out because the cramps are so bad. Or when you've been on stims for IVF for several days & are so bloated you could roll into the store from the parking lot. I imagine a sign for such a spot would look something like this:


Amber said...

I had to stop by to read this post because I thought it was a great idea! Even though I finally got lucky enough to get pregnant (and stay that way), I still thought those spots were so dumb. Hope you'll be parking in one soon though... :)

ADSchill said...

Oh my gosh! I totally wrote about this last month! check it out!!!

I completely agree with you on this one! Infertiles SHOULD have a parking spot for all those reasons! It's sad that I have such a hard time feeling sorry for PG women, but my ute is too bitter.

Kerrik said...

Love the made me smile.

Anonymous said...

OMG. I think about this ALL the time.
I want to key people's cars that park there.
Ha. Is that wrong?

Belinda said...

That bitter infertiles parking sign is absolute gold!!

I haven't seen the signs for mums/expectants but if I did I'd probably tear it down.

Anasara said...

@ ADSchill: great minds think alike I guess! :)