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Food Police...at work.

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Ladybugs:
OP,

I would confuse them...the next time they comment, "I can't believe your eating a salad.." eagerly say oh yea, wow, that's what my doctors been after me about. He wants me to lay off the healthy low fat stuff.

The coworker will say "why?"

Then you reply with " because my doctor is concerned I am far too thin, dangerously underweight almost. He has been lecturing me about I need to put in at least ten pounds.....gosh, maybe you all are right....do you have any potato chips or anything like that?"

Coworker will scratch head and probably say "ohhh....." And walk off in a confused daze.

Every time they say only a salad, or I can't believe how healthy or low fat you eat, confuse the heck out of them...then thank them

QuiltLady:
I would simply stop responding at all.  Total silence and just look at them like you're wondering why they would be so rude as to say such a thing.

I'm overweight.  Not drastically so, I don't think, as I wear a size 14 jeans and I could certainly afford to lose 50 lbs.  At work I received a Weight Watcher's cookbook via an interoffice mail envelope from an unknown source.  I was quite shocked and embarrassed.  I don't know anyone personally at work that would be so forward/rude/mean.  We do have a Weight Watcher's At Work group and meetings that I have never attended, not do I intend to.  Even though I was hurt I decided to look at it as someone was trying to be helpful and let it go. There are 500 people in my office and it's no use even trying to speculate on who did that.

MamaMootz:

--- Quote from: QuiltLady on January 05, 2013, 12:28:21 PM ---I would simply stop responding at all.  Total silence and just look at them like you're wondering why they would be so rude as to say such a thing.

I'm overweight.  Not drastically so, I don't think, as I wear a size 14 jeans and I could certainly afford to lose 50 lbs.  At work I received a Weight Watcher's cookbook via an interoffice mail envelope from an unknown source.  I was quite shocked and embarrassed.  I don't know anyone personally at work that would be so forward/rude/mean.  We do have a Weight Watcher's At Work group and meetings that I have never attended, not do I intend to.  Even though I was hurt I decided to look at it as someone was trying to be helpful and let it go. There are 500 people in my office and it's no use even trying to speculate on who did that.

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I would have brought both it and the envelope to HR and raised heck. No one has the right to do that to you, QuiltLady. I hope you reported it. That's harassment.

Jeremy:

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 "You ALWAYS eat healthy."

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My brother's response to this sort of blindingly obvious and none-of-your-business remark is 'They tell me Mafeking has been relieved'. He says it shuts down the conversation beautifully - half the time because it conveys 'what you're saying is such old news that I can't believe you said it' and the other half because the listener has absolutely no idea what he's saying at all.

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Ha!  I love it!  :D

And if they make comments about weight or how they didn't think you'd eat such healthy food, my tactic would be to look straight at them and ask "What do you mean?" then keep staring blankly at them.  It puts them right on the spot.

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