Following from Monday's post it can, of course, work both ways, there are times when they (the fertiles) mishear us:
We say: "I'm infertile."
They hear: "I'm melodramatic. I've only been trying for five minutes."
We say: "I'm having IVF."
They hear: "I'm definitely going to get pregnant. With sextuplets."
We say: "I can't get pregnant."
They hear: "I'm really stressed at work. I probably need a holiday."
We say: "I've been monitoring my cycles and I know from a combination of temperature charting and ovulation predictor kits that I am not getting the surge of Luteinizing Hormone that is required to trigger ovulation ..."
They hear: "Please tell me how to get pregnant because I don't have a clue. What is this 'sex' that you speak of?"
We say: "Sometimes it can feel physically painful to see parents in playgrounds on a Sunday afternoon with their young children."
They hear: "We have so much free time, and I can lie in all weekend."
We say: "We're having medical intervention to try and get pregnant."
They hear: "We can't be bothered having sex."
We say: "We've been trying to conceive, unsuccessfully, for a long time."
They hear: "We've been trying to conceive for one, or two, months. Bored now."
Come on, you did brilliantly in the comments from Monday's post. More please!