"I was at a black-tie function with my husband, and a woman pointed to my belly and said, 'Congratulations. You are expecting, aren't you?' I said, 'As a matter of fact, I'm not, but I do have a 2 and 1/2 year old.' She said, 'Well, obviously you haven't lost all the baby weight.' Even though I'm well equipped to respond to a lot of things, I did not have a comeback. Amazingly, she moved on from there and tried to pitch me for work." — Harriette Cole, syndicated columnist and author of Choosing Truth
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