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Old 02-16-2013, 02:02 AM   #1
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After the meteorites hit in Russia today there was quite a commotion in the school. All kinds of wild stories were flying around, but I think this comment might have won...

Some colleagues and I were talking about February vacation and someone asked me if I had planned out how I was going to stay OP while all the way across the country. I just said that I have a pretty good idea and another coworker piped in with...

"If I were bigger I'd want to stay that way since if aliens do attack us, they'll be less likely to want bigger people. They'd need more resources to keep them alive while testing them ya know?"

She then proceeded to laugh and walk away...

The rest of us just stood there and looked at one another... Nobody really knew what to say and I ended up just shaking my head and walking away.

This woman and I aren't friends, just eat lunch together and I'm thinking I should just let it go and not say anything...

Anyone else heard some strange comments involving weight? Not necessarily insulting, but odd..?
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:47 AM   #2
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CONSTANTLY! I'm part of a very small community (where every single girl is a size 8 or 10), in a very small town. I grew up with these girls and I've been the focus of certain topics of conversation because of my weight. I did remember someone saying that if I ever was to be in a car crash the impact would be less on me because my fat that surrounds me will cushion the impact.

I used to keep quiet about it, now I don't. I recently moved back home and need to deal with these people on a regular basis, and there's no way I'm putting up with their rubbish, and I don't think you should either.
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People are stupid. They probably don't even mean anything malicious by the comments, they just don't think before they speak.

Just laugh if off or if you think they are being deliberately rude, call them out on it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:23 AM   #4
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It was incredibly rude, but I'd probably just let it go and not say anything. Her comment was a bad reflection on HER, not you.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:12 AM   #5
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:08 AM   #6
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When people say things like that around me, I just stare at them. Some things are better left unsaid as I'd just embarrass myself telling her what a dumba$$ she is.

And like someone said before, you can't fix stupid. She'd never get it if you tried to explain it anyway.
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Not involving weight, but I do know one person in my office who constantly says really stupid/tactless/awkward things that leave everyone else scratching their heads.

Honestly I think what she said was more hilarious than anything else, simply because it was so inappropriate and so stupid - not worth actually getting upset over, just a good laugh and "can you believe so-and-so said that?!"
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I think the worst part is that she is a teacher... Someone who is supposed to set a good example for students... I'm not going to say anything because I don't think she'll get it... I have to admit though, I'm still laughing and shaking my head about it...
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #10
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I had a little kid inform me that I used to be a much better drum...Japanese kids don't have any boundaries when it comes to touching and a few came up to me at the beginning of the school year and liked to pat my belly and say "Pon pon!" (which is supposed to be a drum sound, apparently). When they realized that I lost weight, a few also jumped to the conclusion that I was dying because their grandmothers had told them that people lose weight when they're sick. All it took was one kid remembering that to set a roomful of 8 year olds into a panic that I wasn't eating because I was going to die...their intentions were good, but that ended up being an incredibly stressful way to start class >.<
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I think I would be too stunned to say anything to something like that....

Most of the comments I've received have been outright mean/vindictive. Frankly, I don't know what to make of that one...

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:27 AM   #12
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My favorite is when people who have never been overweight try to tell you how easy it is to lose weight. Just stop eating. Well, why don't you stop being stupid. Isn't easy, is it? My MIL is chief! Of course, what do you expect from someone who not only didn't agree with her only son's choice in a woman but who also got a half portion of tact.
My all time fav of her's would HAVE to be when she, the woman who never even gave her son "the talk", insisted on practically SCREAMING about whether or not our son's penis was healing from the circumcision.....in church!

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:38 AM   #13
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My favorite is when people who have never been overweight try to tell you how easy it is to lose weight. Just stop eating. Well, why don't you stop being stupid. Isn't easy, is it? !
I love that one!


Op I hope I never sound that ignorant, but on the plus side you got a story out of it.
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When I was heavier, I had someone ask me if I was pregnant....Now that I've lost 50 pounds, someone ELSE thought I was pregnant too...I don't even LOOK pregnant!! Do I just give off baby vibes or something?? lol

(PS: The last thing I want is to have another baby by the way...Both of my boys were overdue by at least a week. Both labors were inductions from h*ll and lasted well over 20 hours each. I.Am.Done!)
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lol, these comments make me laugh!
My sister used to make ugly and fat comments to me all the time - it hurts but I just laughed it off, eventually I got sick of it and put her in her place and now she doesnt say a word about it.

I have also had people say to me "why you going to gym? surely fat people arent allowed in gym"
"you lucky, I will get kidnapped before you do, no one wants a fat hostage"

I just looked at them and said - i'd rather be fat than stupid. and that was that
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