Mama Drama: Coffee Talk Edition
This submission has so many layers, I almost don’t know where to begin. The first thing worth noting is that RNSH stands for Royal North Shore Hospital, located in Sydney, and Gloria Jean’s is a coffee shop chain (for those who might not know). So that could explain why the “little foreign man” inquired about Hayley’s extra shot of coffee. He probably sees pregnant women all day long who bitterly order 12 oz. decaf coffees for the sake of following the March of Dimes recommendation of consuming no more than 200 mg/day. In other words, yes, it sucks that pregnant women have dietary restrictions, but it’s typically a good idea to stick to them which anyone who works within a hospital probably knows.
That being said, no one likes being told what to do, what to eat, how to drive, etc., especially a pregnant woman who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well as Severe Attitude Complex and Racist Tendency Disorder. Many CFS sufferers do tend to rely on coffee to get through the day, and I can understand Hayley’s desire to order an extra shot because she’s exhausted. But I also think the coffee shop worker was just covering his ass because he’s not used to serving “extra” amounts of caffeine to pregnant women. He doesn’t know what Hayley’s normal consumption level is, so he erred on the side of caution, which might even be protocol.
The main problem with Hayley’s update is her decision to disparage the man for being “little” and “foreign.” If she hadn’t said that, maybe it wouldn’t have sounded so awful. But since she did, she kind of opened herself up to criticism. There’s a difference in saying, “A lady was rude to me at the store,” versus saying, “A fat, ugly lesbian was rude to me at the store.” Once you put labels on others all bets are off, and if you post angry updates with offensive language on Facebook someone is bound to call you out. I’m just glad Lindsey left her coffee comment so I could take pleasure in reading Hayley’s retort about living life “by the textbook.” Oooooh! BURN.
(submitted by Anonymous)