*p.s. those are supposed to be PG rated moobs (also known as man boobs). We keep things family around SoG.com
I cannot count the number of times that I have heard the following:
“You are too skinny”
“You need to put some meat on you”
“You need to come over so that we can feed you”
To be perfectly honest, I am absolutely SICK of hearing this. Sick sick sick. This usually comes from someone overweight too.
Lets get something straight, I am NOT too skinny… I would actually consider myself acceptably “beefy”. There are other people around too that are far skinnier than I am that I don’t hear being subjected to this rubbish. Is is because I used to be fat (?)… by comparison maybe I look very skinny from what people are used to seeing me as. That is the best that I can figure. OR maybe we as a society have gotten so overweight that being healthy DOES look too skinny.
When someone tells me that, I am half tempted to rip my shirt off, flex my abs and dare the person “Call me to skinny now! I dare you!”. Unfortunately this usually happens to me at work where this would be a wholly unacceptable practice.
Speaking of unacceptable… when did it become socially acceptable to make a comment to someone like that?Would it be acceptable to respond to someone who tells me “You are too skinny. You need to come over so I can feed you” by telling them “You are too fat. You need to come over so I can put you through a workout and feed you some real food.” No, this would be considered completely out of line. I would have HR and lawsuits up my butt faster than Richard Gere with a gerbil (I think that was the urban legend when I was a kid).
You know what though?Next time someone tells me something like “You are too skinny” (which seems to be an at least weekly occurrence) I am going to say something that I probably shouldn’t (or actually probably should). I will let you know how it goes.