Et Tu Dude?
So, I went to potbelly today and I got these amazing mini oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They are nom and I am much in need of chocolate this week. Surely, I thought, the guy who sits next to me and his guy friends will help me finish these cookies before they go stale.
So I offer them some cookies.
And was completely blindsided by the Diet Monster.
Before I know it they are both telling me about how much weight they’ve lost and how they don’t eat such and so but sometimes they take the weekend off so they can really enjoy it. I managed to not completely lose my shit and I said something about trying to listen to what my body wants blah blah blah. But wow, just… wow.
Obviously it is dumb for me to forget that guys would diet, but, these guys, who are already normal weight? It hurts my brain, I am used to thinking of women as being always on a diet, but guys too? Is this just a hole in my awareness of diet culture or is dieting now de riguer for the menfolk as well? It just seems like this is the kind of thing that would violate the WANGZ. (Not that I care about the WANGZ, but these guys do, TRUST me.) (LINK FIXED!! 2/13)
I’m just flabbergasted, and a little embarrassed that these two guys less than half my size are busy dieting while I’m chowing down on potbelly cookies.
Oh well, their loss.