Those chips are fattening. Are those on your diet?
This is what a man said to me the other day, as I was eating a bag of chips from the vending machine.
I responded by simply licking my fingers.
I shouldn’t have to explain my food choices to anyone, or even feel the need to explain them to anyone. Like, ever.
But to explain, the bag of chips was my dinner. I had missed lunch because I was busy selling all the cars. I was starving. So hungry, in fact, that I was hangry (hangry = hungry + angry). But even if I wasn’t hangry, I probably would have put those chips in my mouth. Why? Because I don’t care.
I’m not into fitness. Or diets. Or giving a shit.
Thinking back, another man used to say things to me like, “You sure like snacks!”
Yes, I sure do. They are delicious.
I got to thinking that maybe boys are just dumb. Maybe boys don’t know that girls don’t like comments about what we are putting in our mouths (that’s what she said).
And then it hit me, women are just as bad about this. If not worse. They are just more sneaky about critiquing food choices. And they just don’t critique your choices, they critique the choices of your entire family.
Women have said things like this to me:
You didn’t breast feed Lilah? Why?
Canned chicken is dog food. I would never eat chicken from a can.
Oh, I would love to eat a burger like you. You must be so confident in your own skin.
We never go out to eat. They cook with so much butter. It’s just so bad for your kids.
Oh no, my child never gets processed food.
Your kids sometimes buy school lunches? I only pack my child’s lunch.
We would appreciate all parents bring snacks that are healthy. Like oranges and 100% juice boxes.
Everyone just needs to stop it.
It’s rude and offensive. I’ll worry about what I put in my mouth (that’s what she said), and you can worry about what you put in yours.
Has anyone ever made comments about what you’re eating?