What do you say to an over weight person who accuses you of being too thin?
There are quite a few avenues to choose from.
1) Do you take Guilt Street because they make 6 of you? Did you spoon feed them that Haagen-Dazs with a gun to their head?
2) How about Excuse Lane…oh I’m so busy lately I forget to eat. I guess I’ve dropped a few pounds, as if that will miraculously make them ten pounds thinner.
3) Of course there’s always the Truth Highway to motor on down…I like the way I look. It’s a conscious choice I make.
That of course might make them cry since they’ll think you’re suggesting they’ve chosen to be fat.
The only people I have true compassion for in regards to weight are those who can’t help it, like the fellow who works in the office downstairs. His obesity breaks my heart. He’s the sweetest man who clearly has battled this since birth. He’s not the size of a tuba because he’s snacking on a side of beef. It’s his ball and chain tipping the scales at 350.
But the woman who stopped me in the street to tell me to eat more now that I think of it, deserved a redress…not just because the spandex she opted for was quite a fashion faux pas…but it’s rude to mention someone’s weight, either way.
Maybe I was ill and had treatment of some sort (God forbid)…and believe it or not, when you criticize a thin person’s weight, it’s the same as telling a portly person he’s heavy.
The best solution would be to just shut up and mind your own business, and maybe from now on, skip dessert.