Sigh. Once again the Universe is testing my mettle.
As if any of us need more evidence that living infertile in a fertile world ain’t easy, I got a zinger of a reminder today.
There I was innocently taking a bite out of my bagel this morning, clicking over to see what search terms were bringing people to my site when lo and behold this gem was coiled up like a snake waiting to attack in the search term queue: “how to get your barren friend to stop being a weird bitch”
(Really Universe?! I mean REALLY!??!!? — I’m not even done with my first cup of coffee!) Catty responses started tumbling through my head. Then I started thinking about the sheer hostility dripping from the query.
I don’t know what’s more unsettling:
1) that someone could actually be so stone cold insensitive
2) the fact that my site comes up as the second link for this obnoxious query on the world’s most used search engine
3) that this little present comes on the heels of my last post about National Infertility Awareness Week, which you may recall, contains a link to a study about the importance of social support to couples who are confronting infertility. And I quote:
“Ifinvoluntary childless people are not getting any social support,or if they are unsatisfied with the support given, this mayresult in even more distress.”
So my dear readers, how would you like to respond to this cretin masquerading as a human being?