Oops…I Think I Committed a Boo Boo
So I shop from HSN and the other popular shopping site; however, I don’t venture much on the "Q" message boards.
Yesterday, I happened to be watching the drone presentation. I noticed Shawn K. kept folding her arms, and she was too covered up. Shawn is never that covered up. Then I noticed that she looks pregnant. So, I got on the boards and asked about it. It was poofed in seconds.
That spurred my curiosity, so I did a search and found out she had suffered a miscarriage last year. I felt horrible. I had no idea. I got back on the boards to "delete" my thread, but of course, it was deleted for me.
I thought of apologizing on the Q boards, but later thought against it. I didn’t want to spark any debates. I didn’t mean to be inconsiderate.
Aquafina everybody makes mistakes. Very nice apology. You’ll get to heaven. Pull for me though. I may need a little tug……..Ronnie
AQUAFINA… That was a very sincere apology, and should be well-accepted… I know I do!
In the future, tho, it’s best not to speculate about anyone’s personal life. If you wouldn’t ask the saleswoman at Sears, (who is helping you decide what refrigerator to buy), if she was pregnant, you shouldn’t ask about anyone, in the public-eye, these kinds of personal questions either. People’s personal lives are nobody else’s business.
We’ve all committed such faux-pas, but have learned from them. As I’m sure you have learned from yours. It’s all okay… let it go now and enjoy the Holidays!
Don’t feel bad. How would you have known. When a person is on TV, in the public almost everyday people are going to ask questions. That was an honest question. I have seen much worse on their boards. Sometimes you can post something innocent like you love a product you received from another site and sometimes people will jump all over you. I do like reading their boards because Q does allow for people to review other products other than their own which I think is very generous.
I seldom watch her and I’ve only seen her one or twice within the last few months, but I also noticed how she looked heavier and how she kept folding her arms over her mid- section.
I would never Tell someone that they are gaining weight; nor, ask them if they are pregnant.. You apparently made an observation and I see nothing wrong or inconsiderate about that, espeially since you were unaware of her history. If the network decided to poof it … it still does not mean your comment was inappropriate. – IMO.
I think it is best to not openly speculate about people’s pregnancies in general, unless they actually announce it themselves and make it public. You never know who is simply getting overweight, who had some health problems or even losing a baby. Also, in some cultures it is considered to be very impolite and generally not a good thing to talk about pregnancy – mostly for the fear of jinxing it but also out of desire to protect privacy.
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
12.19.15 8:43 PM