I’ll eat the food when I want to eat the food.
Not when you want me to want the food.
When I want the food.
I need you to stop putting your food insecurities on me.
Granted. Maybe I’m willing to be a little more forward that a lot of people are. But you can also use that script with various tones and inflections to drive your point home while sounding nice or joking, or sounding firm and standoffish.
Lots of health conscious people try their damnedest to reign in the eating frivolity between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Between family get togethers, big dinners, parties with companies and friends, and maybe some leftover Halloween candy in the cabinet, we are surrounded by treats.
And so many of us are also surrounded by people who want us to partake in the feasting simply because they are.
As I see it, if I’m in my resolve about doing a thing or not doing a thing, and someone tries to cajole me into breaking that resolve, they’re the ones being rude. They’re trying to put their insecurities on you, trying to get buy-in from you so they feel better about indulging.
It’s really selfish on their part.
So if I’ve already said “no” and “no, thank you” a few times, maybe even an “please stop bringing it up” and they still keep going, then that semi-rude, semi-standoffish script comes out. If they keep going, then the bigger guns, that last line, usually stops them.
If they are that pushy about eating fucking FOOD, they probably don’t know me that well to begin with.
THIS RANT COMPLIMENTS OF ALL MY FRIENDS AND GYM MEMBERS WHO ARE STRESSING OUT BECAUSE OF ASSHOLES IN THEIR LIFE TRYING TO MAKE THEM FEEL BAD FOR BEING HEALTHY.