The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

On my commute to work today I saw one of those “Baby on board” placards that people put up in their SUVs so that first responders will understand the urgency of their rescue. Granted, infants need extra care, and are just starting out in life, and heaven knows they should not be punished for their parents’ stupid driving habits. But still…

I know this isn’t exactly politically correct, but…

I am sick and tired of being undervalued because I didn’t procreate.

I want that ambulance driver to feel every bit as much urgency when rescuing me. I want a tax cut by virtue of the fact that I haven’t added to the crowding of an already overcrowded planet. I don’t want to be made to feel guilty for asking for a holiday off simply because I’m the only employee without kids. I want to be able to take family sick leave when my dog needs to be rushed to the vet. I want a gift for putting up with you when you’re pregnant, instead of having to give you one for being pregnant. I want you to keep your screaming child away from my public space. I don’t want to have to constantly justify my choice not to have children.

Most of all, I want my very own placard.


Like the way my weird mind works? Then you’ll enjoy my book!


4 thoughts on “I Count, Too.

  1. Angiportus says:

    Sing it, sister.
    A fellow non-breeder here.
    Any animal can breed–let’s celebrate the [good] things that only Minds can do. E.g. bridges and your blog.

    1. I knew I liked you for a reason, Angi. 🙂

  2. That’s actually the first I’ve heard of that particular use for those things. I’ve always seen them more like ol’ GC did:

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