There are lots of incredible and amazing things about being pregnant, but, let's be honest, there are also some serious downsides, such as you know, having to give birth at the end of it.
However, what could possibly be worse in the list of 'pregnancy pains', than a man attempting to mansplain to a woman how exactly she should be pregnant. Yes, you read that correctly.
That's exactly what happened to one woman in a Starbucks, who was accosted by the male barista, who informed her that she should change her order because, obviously, he knows best.
In a series of tweets, comedian Tiffany Stevenson explained how she observed a man doing just that in a Starbucks. Taking to the social media platform, she wrote:
Unbelievable bit of womb bothering in Starbucks at services .
A pregnant woman got her Caramel Macchiato and the guy behind the counter said ‘Oh , it’s for you .
Do you want me to make a decaf?’
She said ‘No, thanks’
Him ‘No I should because caffeine is bad for the baby’
She then added:
Her ‘It’s fine I have one a day’
Him ‘But...you shouldn’t’
Me *almost spontaneously combusting* ‘Are you a man , telling a woman what she should and shouldn’t have during a pregnancy?
Then he says ‘Oh just because it’s bad for the baby so that’s why I’m saying it’
It doesn't end there!
Stop it’ Then he continues to try and justify policing a complete stranger for 5 minutes.
He was maybe 30 years old max.
Are they also doing Ob/Gyn training at Starbucks these days?
Other social media users were equally unimpressed and shared their frustration.
Some were completely furious.
Others went *slightly* over the top.
It's happened to other women, too.
'Wombsplaining' - it's a 'thing'.
Yes, this isn't an isolated incident.
'No uterus, no opinion'.
indy100 has reached out to Starbucks for comment.