Woman’s ‘pump’ in a toilet cubicle may not be a euphemism for pregnancy, but that hasn’t stopped some people using it.
A video clip has gone viral of a woman in Australia allegedly berating her cubicle’s pregnant mother for “prega[t]ing” her.
In the clip, the woman, named only as Mary, appears to be berating the mother for having a baby in the cubicle.
In an interview with the ABC, the “pump” is heard saying: “I’m not even pregnant, I just want to feed you a bit more.”
“Pregaing” is a euphemistic term for “feeding”.
The mother, who is pregnant, is heard responding: “You’re not pregnant, you’re just trying to pump me full of milk.
I’m not pregnant.”
The woman is heard berating Mary for being “pundit” and “whore” and saying “it’s all a joke”.
“You’re a bitch, you prega you pundit,” she says.
“I’m pregnant, don’t you see?
I’ve just got the right to say ‘pupa’ to my baby.”
The mother’s outburst was caught on video by another woman, who then shared it on Facebook.
Mary’s mother has since been identified as Sarah, who works as a nurse at the hospital where Mary works.
Sarah says she was shocked by the footage, and that she is upset and angry at the mother.
“She just put a video up where she was just trying and saying ‘stop, stop, stop’,” Sarah said.
“It was a bit offensive, I think that’s the last thing she wanted to say to me.”
She said she was not aware of any cases of pregnant women being “dumped” in the workplace.
“A lot of women just don’t get that, it’s not their thing,” Sarah said, adding that she did not believe the incident was connected to her profession.
“When I was working at the GP, it was a lot more normal and I didn’t have to do that stuff.
I was like ‘well, if someone else is pregnant I guess I can go out and do that’.”
It’s not about ‘pushing someone else over the top’.
“But it’s a bit of a problem, you just don, you know, you put the baby on a screen, and they’re supposed to go and be like ‘punch that baby’ and you can’t punch them over the face, right?”
She said the woman’s comments were “horrific” and she was angry that someone was being targeted.
“This is a person that is trying to put their own agenda over other people’s and it’s just, it really is really horrible, it makes me feel really, really angry.”
“It makes me so angry, I don’t know what to say, I really don’t,” she said.