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Monday, November 21, 2005 :::

Fountain Soda Faux-Pas

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.

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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 Blogger 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 Blogger Gwenhwyfar, at 9:47 AM  

Awsome story.

By Anonymous ben, at 11:12 AM  

That was funny as shit. I fell outa my chair this morning reading that.

By Anonymous Anonymous, 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 Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:25 PM  

This was laugh out loud funny...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:14 PM  

"pardon my zinger."

By Anonymous 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 Anonymous duane, at 12:47 AM  

Were you at Old Country Buffet?

By Blogger stsundown, at 1:17 PM  

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