not so funny thing happened recently at work. My department was supposed to sponsor a breakfast and I opted to bring plates and forks since I did not want to cook was not familiar with the theme of the breakfast.
I eat breakfast as soon as I get up from bed so I did not want to eat anything when I got to the lunch room.
I walked into the room to be greeted by an assortment of (jelly filled) pastries, fruit and sodas.
Soda for breakfast?
I was glad I had eaten at home so I just grabbed an apple for later. My co-workers immediately pounced on my choice.
“Is that all you’re going to eat?”
No I had breakfast at home. This is my snack for later.
“You had breakfast at home? Why? Are you on some special diet?”
“Are you on medication?”
“Did your doctor tell you not to drink soda?”
No, I just don’t think I need to have Pepsi for breakfast.
“So you just decided not have soda for breakfast? Wow, I wish I had your willpower!”
It is not a big deal. This (*Save Money indicates the assortment of food on the table*) is just not my idea of breakfast.
One person even asked me why I was not going to eat the pastries. (this after I explained that I was not hungry and the food was not to my taste).
There was a man in there who muttered under his breath “Because she does not want to end up looking like you“.
I laughed at that one, took my apple and walked out of the room.
As I left I could hear people still talking about my willpower….and how they don’t understand how I could pass up all this ‘good food’.
A little asocial, don’t you think?
I think you missed the point Pedro.
No pastries and sodas for breakfast? You’re some kind of freak of nature!!
Hehehe, I hear ya. Not my idea of breakfast either. Down here at the college breakfast means pancakes or french toast, scrabbled eggs or omlets, bacon and sausage, grits and hash browns, gravy and biscuits, fruit counter/bar, cereal counter/bar. Juice bar, milk bar. Coffee and tea.
Wow Meg, you seem to be having a great breakfast. I have something much simpler …but now I want YOUR breakfast. 🙂
I get this same reaction at work. Silly people 🙂 They just assume you are on a diet because you don’t want to eat crap with them.
Yeah I really hate that. I don’t know why people can’t just say you don’t want something and leave it at that. Besides I would rather be on healthy ‘diet’ than eat sweet pastries and Mountain Dew for breakfast.
Isn’t it incredible that when you eat real food, people treat you like you’re from another planet? Excuse me, was’nt this food I’m eating grown (or fed) on this planet? The stuff they’re eating was grown in some beaker in a lab.
I will never understand how people prefer chemical concoctions over real food. And then they wonder why they can’t lose weight, have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. Does it really take willpower to enjoy good food?
OK, I guess it does take some willpower to actually take 20 or 30 minutes to make some healthy food – but how long does it take to make hambuger helper? It takes just as long. Where’s the savings here?
I guess they like supporting the pharmaceutical industry. I’d rather not, thank you.
Sorry, this post got me riled! You are absolutley right – but I would have eaten a pastry. No pop though, especially for breakfast. UGH.
My coworkers just crack me up. I have been brought up to eat a proper breakfast every day and that is just the way I operate.
I think it is funny they think I am crazy for not eating that stuff….but hey I will continue to eat my way and let them eat their way.