She is a 19-year-old pregnant woman and says her pregnancy has been rough. As a result, she avoids going out much lately but couldn’t avoid a trip to the grocery store because her husband couldn’t go.
Veterans and Expectant Mothers Often Share Special Parking Spots
She says where she lives in the southern U.S., some places have a particular parking spot for veterans and pregnant people, and they are often in the same spot.
She Parked in the Shared Spot
The grocery store she visited had this same parking spot, so she used it.
A Man Started Yelling
As she was getting out, a man pulled up behind her and started yelling at her that it was illegal for her to park there because the spot was for veterans.
She Told Him Pregnant Women are Allowed to Park
She told him the parking spot was for veterans and pregnant women, and she was expecting.
He Thinks He Should Have Priority
However, he was adamant that he earned the right to park there by fighting for their country.
She Directed Him to the Disabled Spots
She told him she was grateful for his service and apologized that he felt that way. She suggested if he needed a spot for disability reasons, then there were plenty of spots open.
He Looked Healthy
But she noticed he was young and had no visible disability.
He Drove Off Angry
He cursed at her and drove away.
She Told Her Husband
She went home later and told her husband about the interaction. He said although the spot was for veterans and pregnant women, the veteran deserved it more, and she should have backed off.
Her Sister Agrees With Her
Her brother and father agreed with her husband, but her sister told her she was right and not to worry about it.
She is reaching out to the online community to ask if she was wrong to park in the spot designated for pregnant women and veterans.
The Readers Respond
Many readers who were veterans or were related to one were outraged at the man’s behavior.
“Every veteran I know would be embarrassed to park in that spot in the first place, let alone verbally assault a pregnant woman. I’m wondering if the person who did that to OP (the original poster) is even a real veteran at all.”
“Hi, woman Veteran and mother of two, here. I have absolutely NEVER used the space as a veteran. I’m ‘too young,’ fit, and able to use it without being questioned on my entitlement. The exact same entitlement that this ‘veteran’ used to shame OP. I repeatedly used it while pregnant and with my toddlers. I can confirm that pregnancy in the third trimester was just as physically grueling (for me) as the PT with full tactical gear. And I like to think I’m pretty fit; I run daily. NTA- Use the spot OP.”
Why are the Men So Unsupportive?
Many readers focused more on her husband, father, and brother, who were all unsupportive and said she shouldn’t have parked in the spot.
“I’d be having a long talk with my husband if he shamed me for using a spot designated for me while pregnant. I would describe every symptom I’ve experienced thus far in great detail. I’d look into one of those devices you can attach to their stomachs to simulate birthing pain so he can get a glimpse of what is to come. It would make his life Hell. Like, you notice how it’s only the men shaming you, right? Men who have never had to face the trials of pregnancy? Gross.”
“I agree! It’s misogyny at its most obvious. They think that being a soldier is more impressive than carrying a child for 9 months and giving birth.”
“The men in her life suck! My husband and father would have been outraged on my behalf.”
“Yeah, it’s awful that OP’s own husband and male family members are so dismissive and won’t support her in a situation where she is clearly in the right. The brother and father both need to get their stuff together, but the husband especially owes OP an apology and needs to step up to the plate because he’s going to be a father soon.”
“The husband said HE DESERVED IT MORE?! How? Why? I would have lost it at that. If the guy was disabled, he should’ve had the placard things to use disabled spots. Otherwise, his veteran status doesn’t mean he should get priority parking, especially not over pregnant people.”
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The original poster (OP) is reaching out to ask the reddit community if he was wrong in this situation. OP’s family gets together for dinner every Sunday. The family rotates each week, so everyone has a turn preparing dinner. The family includes OP (35 years old) and his wife (34), his sister (23) and boyfriend (22), his mom and dad, and his grandmother.
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Prepare to Cringe at the Dumbest Things Said by Famous People
Today’s world is a very interesting one, because many people follow celebrities almost obsessively. However, many of us seem to forget that celebrities are just normal human beings, and they’re just as prone to doing and saying stupid things as us regular folks. Here are a few prime examples of the dumbest things that they’ve ever said.
Her Husband’s Uncle Brought His Gluten Intolerant Friend to Their Party. The Friend asked Her to Cook a Gluten-Free Meal But She Refused. They Left Angry and Her Husband is Mad at Her. Was She Wrong?
She and her husband have large families and occasionally host gatherings with food, drinks, and good conversation. There would be someone there who she didn’t recognize on a couple of occasions. Whether it was a distant cousin or a new boyfriend or girlfriend of a family member, she didn’t mind them coming. At this gathering, her husband’s uncle brought his friend, who she was meeting for the first time. However, a problem arose because she did not receive advanced notice, and she is reaching out to the online community to see if she was wrong.