Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thanks! I needed that!

I think that every town has a pizza joint that makes that BEST pizza.
In MY hometown there is a place that has the best carry-out.
YOU call and you have to wait forever on a Friday night
and it's actually kinda expensive compared to the big chain pizza places but no one cares.
Because it's the BEST!
So the other day I got to thinking about it.
It's been forever and a day since I have had pizza from there.
And then I'd want some Pop, with lots of ice.
I kept thinking about it all day at work. I mean, how bad could it be to break my healthy eating just this once.
...for their Sausage Pizza.
It's so spicy that I sometimes wake up the next morning with my eyes swelled shut.
But it's always worth it.
And I've been doing good so far.
Sure, I've hit a plateau and have been stuck for a while but...
Anyway, on this day at work, I was up front in the reception area.
They were short-handed because one of the girls went to a training thing.
A customer came up to the front desk asked the girl there, to speak to THAT woman and points toward the group of us.
The front desk girl thought she meant me.
I walk up and the woman said, "Oh No. I meant the woman with the RED top on.
So I go get the woman with the red top and she helps the customer with whatever it was.
Afterward I asked if the customer had some detailed question and whether or not I should be offended by the fact that she must have thought I couldn't answer it.
I was saying all of this in a light hearted manner. Joking.
It's not that I really cared, I was just curious.
My co-worker replied that - "No, it wasn't anything involved at all".
She wasn't even sure why the woman had specifically asked for her.
I replied "OK, just wondered" and she said "Yeah, I don't know" as she shook her head and then said "I mean, either one of us fat girls could have helped her."
OK...
I suppose that if I was OBESE, she wouldn't have said that out loud.
So maybe in some weird way, I shouldn't be bothered by the remark.
I mean if she's comfortable enough to say it....

I did NOT get pizza later.
So, Thanks! (I guess.) I needed that remark.

7 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love these pigs...that is how I feel when I am waiting to have our favorite pizza!!!! You always give me a smile for the day!!!! Love you! Mary Helen

Robin Kent said...

I agree with Mary!
There I was reading your post thinking 'aha! we ARE on the same wave length'! I ate some (I won't say how many) pieces of glazed lemon cake last night and felt a little guilty and a lot stuffed. But it was not to be...you avoided my train wreck. I did walk a little faster this morning for it.

sassypackrat said...

Good for you not getting that pizza! Sometimes I have to eat what my family eats and lately it's all been bad food like pizza. I'm struggling to get back on track so I applaud you!

An Urban Cottage said...

I don't know what to say. But sounds like you're in a good place that you didn't cave in.

Give yourself a big pat on the back. I'm too far to reach.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I actually don't like pizza that much, I eat one perhaps two a year and You know what I like to have on it :-)

But it is good that You didn't order one, It is soo easy to start the bad habits again and one pizza can be enough.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

No don't take offense. I'm single handedly trying to make fat a desirable description. No one gets mad when they say the skinny girl. I think no one should get made when they say the "Fat" girl. It just describes your sort of body. It's only descriptive and should not be and insult. At least that is what I tell myself.

I was once at a concert in our new down town stadium which had very small seats. Everyone had been talking about how small they were. I went to a concert there and had been sitting awhile when a plump girl and her date came in and she sat down next to me. I said, "Oh...no two fat girls sitting together! These seats weren't made for this." I immediately regretted it because I think it embarrassed her in front of the guy. For years...if anyone just looked at me like they thought I was fat...I'd get upset and the ironic part was....I WAS NOT FAT. Now I just have to embrace it. I'm fat...I wish I wasn't. But I am not going to hate myself for it. And my health is much better than many skinny people my age. So there! Stand proud with me my Fat sister!

But still....we are going to keep up our healthy eating. Mine has been sabotaged by taking care of my sick friend who eats all kinds of fattening stuff and she and her husband make fun of me because I am saying I don't want to eat this or that because its bad. They act like I am crazy and it is them that has all the health issues. Anyway...I have not lost a pound since June...I've gained and lost and gained and lost and I'm really getting upset about it because I was losing till she got sick and I had to keep her company.

Cynthia Myers said...

Nita, I know what you mean, that it's stupid that skinny is better than fat but....clothes look better on skinny. Skinny is usually healthier, more active and more social. Not always but...usually.
And while you are right, that it is a description, so is frizzy and sweaty. I wouldn't want someone to include me in their description of having frizzy hair or sweating buckets. Yep, I would much rather hear the words, "curly" and "glisten". So while I'm fat, I'd rather not hear the F word and if they must comment on my appearance, then maybe voluptuous or curvy could suffice.
XOXO = Cindi