Saturday, January 26, 2008

People say the darndest things


We have a chick fil a in our mall and I go there everyday for ice tea. Today as I was walking back to my store I happened to be walking next to a man who had a milkshake in his hand. Coming in the opposite direction was a "mall walker". You know "those people" who actually go to the mall just for the exercise. Just as she passed us she looks at the man and says..That has 800 calories in it...and she keeps walking. He looked at me, I looked at him, and I just thought what a weirdo oh. The man was taken back by her comment. I just kept walking but the more I thought about it the more I thought to myself that I was glad I wasn't the one with the milkshake. If I had been I think I would have probably turned around and chased her down. My comment back to her would have been this. "Look lady, when you pay for the milkshake and you put it into your body then you can worry about how many calories it has, until then mind your own damn business". Of course I didn't say it, because it wasn't my fight, but I thought What nerve she had. Do you think I am being over sensitive about a casual remark or do you think to many people try to mind other people's business now days?

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Blogger Carrie said...

Totally rude! I remember a client coming in the office and sniffing. She says, "what is that", I said, "Oh I had a sausage biscuit". She told me that it isn't healthy to eat that. That was probably 10 years ago and I still remember. It didn't stop me from eating the biscuit but did keep me thinking that people need to mind their own damn biscuits.

January 27, 2008 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger kathyann said...

What a rude and insensitive thing to say and to run on by,it beggars belief how some people can, by one horrible comment can bring another person down in such a way that it could have an effect on them for the rest of their lives!My nan used to say "if you can't say anything nice to someone don't say anything at all" I once had a man turn round and say to me "god you're a big girl arn't you, have you never heard of slim fast" I had had my youngest daughter 11 months previously and had just buried my dad I was so distraught I ended up eating even more and I couldn't get his comments out of my head,my doctor put me on anti depressants for awhile and with the help of really good friend,I gradually regained my sanity and I just prefer to eat healthily,but there are days ,we all do it when we fancy something heavenly rich and chocolatey it doesn't mean we have it all the time!I still haven't forgotten about that rude,nasty man and I wouldn't mind but he didn't exactly have the figure of an athlete himself!Why oh why can't people just be nice to one another!!love from Kathyann and the girls

January 27, 2008 at 5:20 AM  
Blogger miss*R said...

too many people have too much to say about how other people live, without knowing anything about that person... they take it upon themselves to tell others how to run their lives etc, etc... if i had the milkshake in my hand, it would have ended up on her head ! well, probably not really but I would have felt like it.

January 27, 2008 at 6:52 AM  
OpenID Mama Kelly said...

I figure she probably wanted that milkshake herself but wouldn't let herself "waste" 800 calories like that. Of course ... she's probably a grumpy irritable person since she feel the need to spoil someone else's fun.

January 27, 2008 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Comments like that tell more about the people who utter them than they inform. Some folks have an overweening desire to control everything around them and assume whatever fad dujour of theirs is how the rest of the world should be living. Preachy comes in a lot of flavors.

I usually snap something off like, "Yeah--but it's so good for my tapeworm."

Thanks for the comment--I'm glad you enjoyed my rumor control post. Actually, a few of those outrageous things are actually true. I've gotten so sick of the gossip about me that I've decided to offer up some things they can talk about. I'll know I'm successful when people start looking at my butt to see if they can see my tail wag.

January 27, 2008 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger kathyann said...

My nan would say "Oh well love if they're talking about you they're leavin someone else alone" Still not nice though!love kathyann and the girls

January 28, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Cosette said...

Damn that milkshake looks good. Ok focus.

I don't think you're overreacting, Patty. That was an unwelcome and insensitive comment, the kind that can really stick to some people for a long time. Some folks really do need to mind their own business. And it's quite shocking. I think I would have just stood there stupefied if someone said that to me.

January 29, 2008 at 7:47 PM  

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