I feel it. Possibly they mean it – even if just subconsciously. People intimidating others with puppies or babies. Bringing them everywhere, to parties, even to meetings. Then everybody HAS to talk about the “precious ones” or even to them, pretend to adore them, make faces… No chance for a serious honest conversation.
Deliberately “making rounds” with the baby, no chance for you to hide in a dark corner.
People behaving in this way are definitely on my “stay away” list.
Maybe because I never would dare to do anything like this when my kids were small. Maybe I was so isolated then and developed a baby-phobia? Maybe I am just jealous? Everything at once? Who knows…