Wednesday, November 16, 2011

the time i cried at kwik kar & wives tales

So far I've been pretty stable with my emotions during this pregnancy. Maybe some silly tears here and there, but nothing too crazy. Well, all that changed today.

Rob asked me to take his truck to get his oil changed since I had the morning off, so I said sure...no big deal, right? WRONG. The guys went to work on the truck, and I was already mentally preparing myself for whatever else they were going to try to sell me on. Inevitably, they call me out to the shop and show me this gunky build up where the oil goes and told me "it wasn't safe to drive this way" and that "it needed to be flushed immediately."
I had a weird feeling about, but said okay.
I went back inside where I texted my dad (my go-to car/everything guy)...he told me that it was probably a sales ploy, but couldn't be for sure without seeing it. 
But those guys at quick-lube places are just trained to up-sell, I think.
So what do I do?
Go right back out to the shop and ask them if it's really necessary or if they're just selling me extra stuff because I'm a woman? Obviously.
They look at me like I have 6 heads and explain that they would "never tell me I needed something if I truly didn't." Then the manager proceeds to tell me that he'd fire someone before letting them take advantage of a woman.
CUE THE TEARS.
I go on to say that I'm sorry, I'm not accusing anyone of anything (per se), I just don't like feeling like I'm being gipped because of my gender. And that I'm pregnant, so I'm a little emotional.
Blah, blah, blah.

Thankfully I was the only one in there, or I would have felt even more insane. Needless to say, I won't be taking Rob's truck to have any more maintenance performed. And PRAISE THE LORD my dad takes care of my oil changes for me...saves me some embarrassment!
I may or may not need this shirt.
ANYWAY, now that I've assured all of you that I'm NUTS, how about some FUN?!

Our BIG anatomy scan is tomorrow!! So in honor of that, I'm going to see what some old wives tales tell me about the gender of our babe. We'll just see if any of them are true for us!

Did you experience "morning" sickness during the early part of your pregnancy?
YES-girl

Are you craving sweet foods or sour/salty?
Sweet-girl

Has your husband been gaining weight with you during your pregnancy?
NO...he's lost!-girl

Is your nose getting wider or staying the same?
Staying the same-girl

Does your stomach look like a watermelon or a basketball?
I'd say closer to a basketball-boy

Is the baby's heart-rate above or below 140?
Consistently 150+-girl

Chinese gender predictor?
girl

Mayan gender prediction?
girl

Is your face round and fuller or long and narrow?
Round & Full-girl

Do you sleep on your left or right side?
Mostly left-boy

Girl: 8 Boy: 2


Of course, this is all just for fun! I definitely don't buy into any of these tales :)


6 comments:

courtneywagley said...

oh gosh! Im sure im gonna be an emotional mama one day too!

Kaila Nickel said...

I can see the entire Kwik Kar event in my head... do you think they have cameras set up out there? If so, you should DEFINITELY go ask to make a copy. This will be even funnier 20 years from now. :)

Katie said...

@Kaila...there is no way I'm going in that place any time soon! HA!

Heather said...

I definitely would've used the crying in the quik- lube place to my advantage! haha And I probably would've cried too.

I can't wait to hear the news!

Mateya said...

Oh bless your heart that is too funny about the oil change place! Good for you for standing up for youself and asking :)

Pregnany hormones are no joke!

I absolutely cannot wait to find out the gender of Baby G!!!! Will you post it on Twitter immediately?! Or else you must email me! What time is your appointment??

Michelle said...

i could write an entire post of time exactly like this! i was an emotional momma. glad you're writing them down, you'll want to look back on those times!

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