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Last virgin coladaIt was my first experience being offered a seat on mass transit because I am pregnant.  This nice gentleman looked up from his paper and apologized for not noticing that I was pregnant.  He promptly offered his seat to me after apologizing.  I was on my way to 42nd Street which is an express stop from my apartment.  We were passing 50th Street so I declined his offer since I had comfortably gotten myself settled holding a bar.

It was nice to know that I am finally looking pregnant and not just fat.  I had always assumed that people would not give up their seats and have not held out hope that I would be offered a seat on the subway or bus.  This has renewed my faith in New Yorkers and hopefully will be offered a seat again soon.  Thank you to the kind gentleman on the subway, it was very appreciated.

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klm-landing-airplane_smallI have not had the pleasure of people being nice to me just because I am pregnant.  However, I felt very pregnant yesterday as we sat in airports for what seemed like all day.  We were “nice” and gave up our seats (exit row seats) on the flight from Cincinnati to Chicago.  In exchange we each got Delta dollars for future flights and a dinner voucher ($7).  We went to check in on our new flight only to find out that it had been cancelled.  It would have been easy to go back to Delta except the terminals were nowhere near each other.  Thankfully, American Airlines got us onto another flight which happened to be earlier then the original cancelled flight.  We had a near miss and the flight we got booked on was not looking like it was going to take off.  But, we finally got to Chicago in one piece and excited to start our “vacation”.  If anyone is staying in the Chicago area, the Palmer House Hilton located in the Loop is fabulous.

I am looking forward to the day that people give up their subway/bus seats for me because I am pregnant.  Though I will admit that I am not holding my breath for this one. New Yorkers are not the most giving of people when it comes to a coveted seat on a bus or subway.

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