I took a terrifying step today, and put an offer on a house. I am surprisingly zen about it, which concerns me because whenever I am zen things tend to go horribly horribly wrong. So, I’m sure I’ll have more fun filled house buying posts soon. It was a good deal up in Evanston, in pretty good condition. It is still a lot of money, but who needs to eat, right?
Speaking of eating, I was talking to a banker today and somehow we got around to talking about Fat Acceptance. (I think we were on hold for 45 minutes so, we chatted a lot.) She was tiny and pretty, typical banker. Somehow we started talking about Jared from Subway. I speculated that he must be STARVING. She made the typical “well it’s probably hard to learn not to eat a lot” comments. And I surprised myself by differentiating between people who binge eat and people who are just fat. TO a TOTAL stranger. Yet another terrifying step.
The whole time we were vaguely discussing the subject I was thinking “Man, she just thinks you’re a defensive fat girl.” But then she surprised me by pointing out that Jared really could use to “Eat a sandwich” so to speak. She said that his face doesn’t really seem to fit his skinny body. I couldn’t agree more. I think it was a really great conversation, it made me feel better about how the message of FA is recieved by
normal people who probably haven’t given it much thought. Though, it still felt weird to be talking about it with a banker (Or “bank associate” whatever they are called…).
All in all a terrifying day, I will now go and hide from the world.