Hebbie Posted February 26, 2004 Share Posted February 26, 2004 OK -- tell me if I am wrong for letting this COMPLETELY irritate me.... I was just walking down the hall at work and a co-worker that I am on a simple "hello" basis with walks by me and says "You are so skinny...I hate you..." HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO RESPOND TO THAT? Now let me just say that this happens AT LEAST 2 times a week. I'll be in the office kitchen making lunch and people always comment "Oh, you are so healthy and eat so well, wish I had your discipline" "You don't eat ANY sugar? -- Wow, how do you do it, you are a better person than I...." A few weeks back another co-worker sees me in the kitchen and says "you are so skinny, you make me sick....." I said "Yeah, I'm trying to gain a few pounds" and she said "Oh right, we should all have that problem". Of course, each time this happens I smile politely and walk away, but what I really want to do is SCREAM IN THEIR FACES "OH, YOU WANT MY PROBLEM???? THEN WHY DON'T YOU SUFFER THROUGH RADIATION AND CHEMO TO AND WATCH THE POUNDS ROLL OFF.......WHY DON'T YOU HAVE 1/3 OF YOUR LUNG REMOVED AND SEE HOW MUCH YOU FEEL LIKE EATING.......I'M SO SKINNY? WANT TO TRY MY DIET? IT'S CALLED THE CANCER DIET......I'M SO DISCIPLINED WITH MY "HEALTHY EATING"?? I'M EATING TO TRY TO SAVE MY LIFE, SO JUST SIT BACK THERE WITH YOUR BIG PIECE OF CHOCOLATE CAKE AND SHUT UP....." Phew. Momentary loss of sanity there.....Thanks so much for letting me get that off my chest. I feel better already. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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