Overweight, Oversensitive and Overheard

All this talk about overweight Americans has got me a bit skittish.  I have a very hard time losing weight and keeping it off.  I, along with New Jersey governor Christie, don’t need to be told I’m too fat.  I’ve been on the heavy side a loong time. So, I admit to being a little bit sensitive what with all this negative press.

Recently, for example, I was eating breakfast (fat or not, you should always eat breakfast) at our local grocery store foodbar.  Several groups of older men gather there to talk and drink weak coffee.  Some of them were seated behind me and I couldn’t help overhearing some comments that got my attention.

“Wow! He’s a big’un ain’t he?

“Did you see his body?”

“Yup, he must weigh 220!”

“Lookit them littlebitty horns.”

By this time I realized they weren’t talking about me.  After all, I weigh a bit more than that.

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3 responses to “Overweight, Oversensitive and Overheard

  1. Kay Malan

    Ha, ha!

  2. Jack Outhier

    Love it! And especially appropriate during deer season…
    Isn’t it funny how when we are oversensitive (I’ve been overweight most of my life) we hear what we expect to hear even if it is completely unrelated to what the other person is saying?

  3. Jules

    Just know that I love you man!!

    Jules

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