Emily Bingham, 33, had grown tired of the intrusive comments and questions that seem to be par for the course for people in their 20s and 30s. After “that” dinner with her boyfriend’s family where she was singled out as the next “procreator” when grandchildren were brought up she finally decided to do something about it. That something turned out to strike a chord with a lot of people, so many that it has since become totally viral.
Emily, a Michigan State University graduate and a freelance journalist for regional magazines who also does social media consulting and copy writing for corporate clients, had this to say in an interview with USA Today:
I had had dinner with some of my boyfriend’s family, and someone had made a joke about grandkids, pointed at me, and it wasn’t the first time I’d had somebody make a comment like that,” Bingham said. “I’m 33. I’ve never been married. I’ve had people say things like, ‘You’re getting older, do you want to have kids? Your clock is ticking.’
“I think I finally felt mad enough about it to say something.
She hit on exactly the right image to get people’s attention about this problem, an ultrasound that she found on Google.
There are of course the requisite whiners, who think that despite the fact that other’s procreation is none of their business they should have the inalienable right to stick their nose where it doesn’t belong, but by and large this message seems to be something that just needed to be said.
Folks, it really is none of your business and if you feel you really, really need to ask someone about their private decisions you should get a Magic 8 Ball. People will let you know when and if they are ready to discuss things with you, but an 8 Ball will always answer you, no matter how private the question you ask is! Also, chances are that the 8 ball won’t be hurt by a question you have asked, or offended either.
All joking aside, at 57,330 shares in just 9 days this post obviously spoke for a lot more people than just Emily.
Feature image via Facebook.