Say you’re sitting on the train reading a really engrossing novel and a woman gets on the train. The train is crowded now so she stands next to where you’re sitting. It’s winter, everyone’s got bulky clothes on, the woman included. In addition, she has what looks to be a baby bump beneath all those layers of clothes. Here’s the problem; you’re not sure if it actually is a baby bump or not. Do you offer her your seat and risk potential embarrassment of both her and yourself or do you merrily continue reading your book and allow a potentially pregnant woman to stand? I did the latter except for the “merrily” part because I spent most of the train ride trying to figure out if she was pregnant or not while not making it obvious that I was trying to figure out if she was pregnant or not.
What would you do? Discuss.