This is most difficult question to ask a girl even though it may be for a noble cause. When I say noble cause, I refer to causes like offering a seat in the Metro. A couple of days back, I was walking with a friend when he turned his neck to check out a woman who passed by us. When his neck and subsequently attention returned to where there were previously, I raised my eyebrows. He had a simple explanation. I wanted to check if she was pregnant.
That did open up the Pandora's box. A simple post is not enough to address all that. But he admitted about being very nervous about offering a seat to a woman in the Metro even if she looked pregnant. His concern is simple. How do I know for sure? It will be embarrassing to ask if a girl is pregnant and it turns out to otherwise. So he keeps quiet and looks elsewhere. If she needs a seat, she will ask. Then my friend gracefully gets up to offer the seat.
I have a different solution for this problem. I see someone tired or in a need of a seat (a need more than my need), I get up to offer the seat. My friend used to do the same earlier until someone asked him why he was offering them the seat. What do I say to that?Tags: Musings,Pregnant,Seat