glad that he rang to apologise - at least this might teach him a lesson about good manners! As for DH - it doesn't stand for Darling Husband in my
What is it with our society?
Anyone more than a size 12 is vilified and scorned, abused and humiliated. The larger you are, the worse the abuse and , it seems, the more license people have to comment!!
One of my ex's said I looked like a traffic cone in my orange fleece!
(I can laugh about it now) I was so hurt - especially as he said it in front of his son who then took great pleasure it telling anyone and everyone! I have never worn that fleece since. In fact - I think it went to the sally army so some other poor soul can have the same problem if she has a cruel boyfriend!
People simply do not realise how hurtful they are, I had one bloke ask me (years ago) what would I do for a face if Godzilla wanted his face and body back so I told him,... "I'd send him to you!".
I was a bolshy 17yr old. I knew I was good looking - ROFL!!!!
He was stumped then! But more often than not we can't think of smart retorts, just shame and embarassment.
When some kids started calling me names one day in the school playground I got down to their level and called them over - I said to them... " You know what, you are right, I AM fat, but I do have mirrors at home so I don't need you to tell me. It is rude to say something very personal about people. Imagine if there was something you didn't like about yourself and everyone pointed at you and said "He's got a big nose" or "He wets the bed" or "she is ugly"... it's not nice and it would upset you, so don't do it to other people. "
It was a number of years ago now, and the mothers were all there too, but you know what, not one of those kids EVER insulted me again.
Perhaps nowadays it would be different,
but my response would be the same.
And - going for the positive spin.....
I did think once that if the ONLY thing anyone can criticise me for is my weight then that's bloomin' marvellous!!!
hee hee (little do they know about the axe-wielding psycho each month!!!!)
Oh, and I LOVE Big Bird .... what a lovely character, and,.. I am SO impressed that you didn't hit the biscuit box/barrel/jar/supermarket biscuit section/local bakery!!!
What self control!! Good one you!
I would have been sorely tempted to say - well if you think I'm big now you should have seen me BEFORE I lost the 4 stone this year!!!!
OR... good job I'm not overweight due to some terrible terminal illness or you would feel really crap right now eh?