As some background, I have a super high metabolism that requires I eat several meals a day. I am ALWAYS eating something at my desk, but I try to be discrete. I also have blood sugar problems that do not allow me to eat the regular treats the office regularly enjoys, such a donuts, ice cream, or chocolates- anything sugary, I avoid. Due to my health issues, I look underweight, but my doctor says I am fine and to keep it up.
I find myself in the position of turning down treats at the office a lot- my standard reply is "No, thank you." I usually have to repeat myself a few times as no one can believe that I am turning down ice cream/ginormous chocolate cake/donuts dripping with icing. Believe me, if there was a way to accept I would, and it really doesn't help to have everything waved under my nose every ten minutes.
Recently, office boor (OB) has made it a mission to make me eat anything and everything that comes through. OB puts out the treats on my desk (I'm the front desk lady
) and when I move them to the break room he complains. Lately, he has taken to having the following conversation with me every time he brings something in:
OB: "So, you going to have some of that chocolate ice cream waffle pancake surprise?"
Me: "No thank you." (Keeps typing away.)
OB: "It's good- would put some weight on you."
Me: (Wondering why the e-hell he cares about my weight): "I don't eat sweets, but thanks for your offer."
OB: "You must be anorexic then."
Me: *blink blink*: "What an interesting assumption."
I'm going to HR this afternoon to see if we can keep the sweets in the break room from now on, and to lodge a complaint about OB- he managed to infer I had an eating disorder three times last week.
I was hoping to politely ignore him, but I've really had enough.