Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Single Girl Swag: How I Handled the Fat Joke

In the name of privacy, I've decided to change the names of the people involved in the story; just in case by some random chance these people's eyes actually fall onto this page. Let's get started..

John and Benny are brothers. John is older than Benny but not by too much. I'm friends with both brothers. One day while Benny was out of town, John asked if I could ever see a future romantically with Benny... An interesting and hard to answer question, I did the best I could. I found myself listing all the reasons I thought it would never work out between Benny and I romatincally. John agreed with many of my points, but apparently felt the need to add his own input into the mix. His feedback still makes me laugh and cringe at the same time. He said,
"Yeah, plus you know Benny would probably try and tell you what to eat and what not to eat and you would just be like, 'SCREW YOU, I WILL EAT WHATEVER I WANT.'" 
................................ Yeah.

That's exactly what I was thinking too, John. Thanks!

The comment, although harmless and honestly I 'think' meant almost as a compliment (you just have to know John) still left me feeling pretty crappy. I was so shocked, I didn't really know how to respond besides a simple, "yeah."

To be honest, this is kind of the replay of what I was feeling inside.

I started out being like...
Then I was all like... 
Then the rage went to this...
Then it go me feeling motivated to do this...

Then, after some inner turmoil...

I realized that worrying about any of this is beyond ridiculous. I know John didn't mean anything bad by the comment and as singletons, we gotta learn to roll with the punches. Despite what that ugly little devil on my shoulder wants me to believe, I know I am worth someone's love.. no matter what I eat.
Then I was back to feeling like this...

*all pics found via a simple "Britney Spears" google search.


  1. I love that you represented yourself with Britney photos.

  2. oh my gosh. this is the BEST Thing ever.