Firebird - posted on 05/14/2012 ( 17 moms have responded )
Are you pregnant? How the fuck should I know! 2 new threads asking this popped up in the last 24 hours and it's driving me batty! Does this look like a walk-in clinic to you? Go ask a fucking doctor!
I know that the question itself is not what truly bothers me. It's the reason behind it. I am seriously starting to believe that the internet is impairing peoples ability to problem solve, and think for themselves. I find this truly distressing. Are people just getting too lazy to think for themselves? Or are we really getting stupider? I know it's so much easier to go online and ask a bunch of random strangers if you seem pregnant to them, instead of putting in some effort to find out for yourself.
And then there are women who ask us because they can't afford a blood test. If you can't afford a test, how are you going to buy diapers? It doesn't even matter why they ask, the fact remains that we CANNOT diagnose the pregnancy of a random stranger over the internet! EVERYONE should know this!
OK vent over.