Proactive Agricola Mommy

Quoth (more or less) a door a few blocks away from my home, on NEON STATIONERY:Childbirth is a tiring process. Mommy and baby need their rest and privacy. So please:1. Call before visiting for any reason. 2. Make your visits brief.3. Make your off

Quoth (more or less) a door a few blocks away from my home, on NEON STATIONERY:

Childbirth is a tiring process.

Mommy and baby need their rest and privacy.

So please:

1. Call before visiting for any reason.

2. Make your visits brief.

3. Make your offers of help specific.

Sincerely, the Midwife.



Oh wow. I find this note incredibly passive-aggressive, condescending, obnoxious and rude. It completely dismisses social scruples, and strongly suggests they don't even exist. Sure, friends and relatives can be a little over-anxious when it comes to beh-behs, but why not discuss your wishes in advance, or during said Rule #1 phonecall? (Really, that's the only thing the sign had to say: CALL BEFORE VISITING.) Is this new mum some kinda social dummy? Or is she just tickled by her midwife's hypersaturated sanctimony?

Kirin

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