Monday, November 21, 2005 :::
I had lunch today with an old co-worker. Last time I saw him, he was hardcore exercising and dieting in preparation for his upcoming wedding. We talked at length about calorie counting, a practice I routinely denounce because calories taste so damned good. So at the restaurant today, while waiting in line at the self-serve fountain-soda station, I thought he was standing behind me, and when I saw him approaching the Cherry Coke spigot with an extra-jumbo soda cup, I decided to be (not-so) funny and exclaim "Woah there! That ain't diet!"
But of course it wasn't my old coworker. It was some understandably offended stranger who gave me the stink-eye and then quickly shuffled off before I could explain my confusion. Luckily, he wasn't that out of shape, but whoever he was, I hope he's not overly sensitive. If he is, then I probably totally ruined his Thanksgiving dinner. Because when a random stranger implies that you should be counting your calories, some people might consider that a wake-up call.
::: posted by dan at 11:28 PM :: [ link ] :: (9) comments
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You know, if random strangers started castigating people as they overindulged, America's obesity rate might not have nearly doubled over the past 15 years.
I say you start making those comments on a regular basis, Dan.
I've got your back, I'll even ride behind you on a Schwinn with a shotgun.
By Erik, at 6:06 AM
That's one of those situations that I'd like to think I could laugh off, but I know if it happened it would linger. (being the mistaker, not the mistake-ee)
I love that you used the term stink-eye and that for some reason when I read what you said it sounded all cowboy.
By Gwenhwyfar, at 9:47 AM
By ben, at 11:12 AM
That was funny as shit. I fell outa my chair this morning reading that.
By , at 11:26 AM
Reminds me the time I was at a Country Club dinner with my husband surrounded by old people, and someone said are you his new wife? I said no I am the same old hag, the women did not seem happy, and I could not explain myself. I say call out all the biggies.
By , at 2:25 PM
This was laugh out loud funny...
By , at 3:14 PM
"pardon my zinger."
By michael, at 3:44 PM
I don't know why, but this seriously made me laugh. I love that you said that to a stranger. Or to anyone, for that matter.
By duane, at 12:47 AM
Were you at Old Country Buffet?
By stsundown, at 1:17 PM
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