Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Taking the High Road...

There are so many times that I've had to take the high road with regards to weight loss, my thyroid and general issues that aren't anyone's freaking business anyway.

One specific event that springs to mind - a conversation with a random person at my previous place of employment.

It was a Friday, people were coming in to get checks, this lady comes in with an employee and engages me in conversation.

First words out of her mouth "My sister had gastric bypass surgery and it changed her life."

I stared at her, said something about how wonderful that was for her and went back to doing my job. For the next half hour or so this lady outlined for me all the reasons I should have gastric bypass surgery done immediately.

She told me I couldn't possibly be happy being so obese. She told me I'd find a man if I lost the weight. She told me I didn't have to be fat and miserable.

I smiled, thanked her for the information, and tried to end the conversation tactfully. It wasn't easy.

At that point I'd lost 80 pounds. I was, and still am, happily in a relationship. I was and am plenty happy. The only thing that made me sad or upset was dealing with the bitch who was telling me about my life who only met me 10 minutes ago.

I couldn't be rude or mean, I was at work, but I wanted to lash out at her so badly. I didn't though. Talk about self restraint!!!

4 comments:

  1. Ew how is it possible for someone to be that rude?! I would not have been able to hold my tongue at all.I would have had some words with her or have had to leave. Good for you for having so much self restraint.

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  2. That is so rude!
    I honestly can't believe how rude people can be. My motto: if you can't say anything nice don't say anything!!

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  3. nada to add but the fact people horrify me sometimes.

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  4. What a jerk! So proud of you for NOT lashing out. I don't know that I would have been able to control myself.

    The thing is, this woman probably thought she was doing you a favor!!! Which makes it all even worse!

    Argh!!!

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