Scientists establish link between pregnancy, train travel

Today I offered my seat on the train to a pregnant woman. So far so good, but it turned out she wasn’t pregnant. I heard her mother (who was with her, and who also refused the seat when her daughter refused) say to her a couple of minutes later: “looks like your tummy hasn’t made its way back in after the baby yet”.

I wanted the earth to swallow me there and then, but realised that this would kill everyone else on the packed train. So I stared into space, feigning oblivion.

If they can spend 250 billion Euro on ticket checking machines for Connolly, Tara and Pearse stations, Iarnrod Eireann could spend 80-odd Euro on ‘Yes! I AM Pregnant’ stickers for any woman who needs them, to be collected at any train station. Any party that brings that in will get my vote.

2 Responses to “Scientists establish link between pregnancy, train travel”


  1. 1 Pat May 2, 2007 at 11:33 am

    jimmy carr said ‘I’d rather see a pregnant woman sitting down than a fat girl sitting down crying’

    don’t give them an inch

  2. 2 suharmoko December 24, 2009 at 11:34 am

    pregnancy story ehmm.. very nice to talk because I have the same story like you are but different vechicle it was in a bus.


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