Stardate: 20th April 2014
As I stood in the supermarket yesterday, shopping for the perfect cheese (which, admittedly, takes a while), there was this long convo running in the background between two women. It was pretty loud too. Overhearing was unavoidable, so I didn’t attempt to shut it out. For the most part, it was pretty mundane stuff… that just sifted through my ears and brain without registering..
That changed suddenly, as the conversation took an abrupt twist however. The catalyst? I’ll tell you. One woman had said to the other: “You’ve gotten SO fat!”
And, as if this statement wasn’t already unambiguous, rude, and inflammatory enough, she continued: “You’ve put on SO much weight.” I turned, in time to see the addressee’s face turn red… as she attempted to downplay her embarrassment and offence.
My thoughts on this?
No, seriously: Just STOP!
Doesn’t matter if it’s being done in a public forum or a private forum. It should NOT be happening, period.
I see it everywhere.
On facebook: When someone posts a pic, not at all related to weight, with a happy caption… immediately someone interjects: “You look chubby.”
The reality is, no one asked you.
A person owns a mirror at home, and doesn’t need *your* reminder. You are neither helping, nor amusing.