Lately, I have been feeling pretty optimistic about life. I am young, employed, surrounded by the best friends a gal could want, in the best city in the entire world. I have been coasting through the summer enjoying the fruits of life nary a complaint in site. But fortunately, I am back to reality and I have once again been stumped by the apparent idiocy that is human nature.
On a recent night out I had the displeasure of meeting a very unfortunate individual. One so bad, I would nearly say he put a damper on my night. On the outside he seemed like someone to whom I would typically be drawn. Curly brown hair, tall, Jewish, glasses, and sketchy facial hair. However, within five minutes of conversation it became immediately apparent that this was indeed NOT my soul mate.
What did it? You ask. Was it his immediate expression of his love for lesbian porn mid introduction? Was it when he called me an idiot for living in Florida (admittedly true)? Was it when he racially profiled my friend? These were key signs, but it was when he openly admitted to wanting to rid the world of fat people I knew we were through.
Everyone knows I love a little bit of meat on everyone’s bones and although I am not promoting unhealthy lifestyles I love all things squishy. It was a rough Saturday night, but I did leave grateful for one thing. After an hour of painful “conversation”, I now know what types of generalizations I am willing to make. I do not like racist people. I do not like people that hate fat people. And overall, I especially do not like racist people that hate fat people. So for that, I thank you anonymous stranger!
Your blog leaves me speechless. You left so much more unsaid. Don't let that Negative Nelly get you down. There are a lot of Positive Pauls out there or Sensitive Susies, Caring Carsons, Intelligent Irenes….
I heard about him from mom–sounds like a gem! You should consider adding him as a character in your book…or your next book 🙂
Hahaha "I love all things squishy." LOVE IT! I'm sorry, but he's a big poop face, and if you want someone to beat him up, you know who to call.
I'm not going to lie – I kind of hate fat people too. America is a gluttonous country, and just as we are today paying the high price of our over-indulgence in credit (credit cards / mortgages), if this nation doesn't start to change its eating habits, we're going to be battling an even more serious crisis – one where we see climbing rates of heart disease and diabetes.
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Second anonymous. You were obviously born skinny, but who is this? Re-read the part where I said I don't promote unhealthy lifestyles. And then check YOself.
Thank you for standing up to fattism and racism!! Excellent post!