Friday, April 22, 2011

Uuuummmmm. . . .Thanks?

Hi all --

Back from a four day meeting in Austin! 

SO glad to be home.

I really like this particular group in Austin though.  The people there are SO affirming.  They were nice enough to notice that the white suit I was wearing was really baggy.  (Especially my friend Marta.  She is my favorite!  I mean, she is ONE OF my favorites!  Hi Deb!  Hi Kathy!)

And Gabe e-mailed me a workout I did in my hotel room.  It wasn't like having the REAL Gabe there, but it was better than nothing.

I asked my Austin friends their opinion on a comment made to me a couple of weeks ago.  I want to hear your opinion too.

I was at a meeting I attend every week.  Typically, I order lunch at this meeting.  Sometimes I have soup and a sandwich, but usually I have a cheeseburger and fries.  With a coke.  Yum. 

Yep.  You heard me.  I eat cheeseburgers.

I like 'em.

As many reps as Gabe makes me do every session?  I earned that damn cheeseburger. 

So anyway, I am sitting in the meeting, with my cheeseburger, and chatting with some of the other people. 

As we are chatting, a woman casually says "I was going to compliment you on how much weight you've lost, but then I saw what you are eating for lunch."

Blink. Blink.

What does one say to that?

Do I apologize for eating a cheeseburger in public?  Because people who are losing weight are not supposed to be eating cheeseburgers. 

I am not going to apologize for having lunch.

Do I say "Thanks"?

Do I say "Fuck off"?

I really wanted to say "Thanks.  Fuck off."  But I didn't.

I didn't know what to say.

I just looked at her, stupidly blinking, mouth slightly open, when fortunately, the meeting started and my attention was required elsewhere. 

So. .. if I had the moment to live over again. . .or (which is more likely) the next time she judges me for my choice of lunch. . .what do I say?

What would you say?


  1. Option three, and use a hand gesture as well.

    wv: gwand- what a gnome uses to cast spells.

  2. I agree, all 3, the hand gesture, and swift kick to the crotch! BITCH!

    Seriously, WTF is wrong with people!!!?

  3. Mary, if it is the meeting I think it is... WOW! I would tell the person, "Excuse me???" Then I think I would write a speech - a humorous one - about people and their stupid comments. Is this the year for that contest??? I would title the speech, "Losing weight on Cheeseburgers and fries!" What do you think? :)

  4. The bitch isn't comfortable with her OWN body image. Just smile and say "You're sweet." Because honestly, it should make YOU feel better that you're comfortable enough to live your life as YOU want to, not how other people feel you should. The bitch needs a hell of a lot more help than a telling-off. I feel bad for her. She's gotta tear people down to put herself on her own little pedestal. Poor little bitch. Enjoy your cheeseburger. And slurp your Coke exxxtra loud, for good measure. =)

  5. How about
    "THANKS and I can still eat a Cheeseburger YUMMM."
    I think this works no profanity or profane jester, it's implied so is your a bitch.

  6. Fuck Off wouldn't have been creative.
    How about "Up yours"?
    Now I'm hungry.

  7. I like Noelle's comment or how about....

    "Thanks for noticing - - I guess in your own way that was a compliment. But just so you know - one of the reasons I exercise my ass off - literally - is so I can eat this cheeseburger!!!!"

  8. What a bitch. Enjoy the occasional cheeseburger. Fuck her. (I'm so polite...)

  9. I think your stunned silence was the perfect response!

  10. How about, "Oh I'm so sorry, your period must be about to start. Can I get you a tampon?"

  11. For the next meeting:
    "I was going to compliment you on your hair/clothes/whatever, but then I remembered you're a bitch."


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