Imagine yourself living in a strange communist country. You can eat at a restaurant for three meals every day, but it must always be the same restaurant and the same waiter will help you at each meal. The service is so-so and the place is clean. You know that if you request that the government change your regular restaurant, that you could very well be in for *much worse.* So you're pretty happy where you are, all things considered.
The waiter, however, has an obsession with french fries. Do you want fries with your milkshake today? Oh... the salad is quite delicious with fries! And did you know we have several different kinds of fries?
But you hate fries. Fries for you are just ... wrong.
At this restaurant, if you don't get the fries, sometimes extra bacon magically appears on your plate. You like bacon, but people sneer at you if you eat too much of it. (I told you it was a strange country!)
You notice that everyone at the tables surrounding yours is enjoying fries. You start to feel a little strange for not ordering the fries. The waiter suggests that you have your ice cream with some fries for dessert.
You do NOT WANT THE FRIES, you tell the waiter for the 500th time.
Ah, but if you don't order the fries, you might get BACON. And you might get bacon with your ice cream! The people at the other tables start to stare and murmur about how you already have enough bacon, and what is WRONG with people like that, not ordering the fries??
Well, that's fine, says the waiter, but I need you to look at these pamphlets about fries as a bacon-preventive. Even if you don't like fries, you should get them because you already have a LOT of bacon.
Can you see my analogy yet?? Yeah, I had the six-week checkup today and was asked yet stupid-well again about birth control. And what are you using for it? And did you know that if you don't use birth control you might get pregnant again?
I HAVE SIX CHILDREN, I wanted to tell her. Do you honestly think I'm going to keel over in shock about "what causes that?" You people.