i am trying to figure this out. what it is that motivates people to push food on someone who has stated, repeatedly, that they are trying to lose weight. (she says, as she decapitates another chocolate covered cherry & catches the first few drips of filling on her tongue).
i am talking about these individuals who won’t take ?no, thanks. no, really, i don’t want any.? for an answer, & proceed to place a container of something completely fattening & utterly irresistable within close reach. (she says, as she nibbles at the chocolate shell, then licks out some of the gooey filling & admires the glistening cherry within).
i am thinking that it’s something in the upbringing. perhaps they were raised in or around the great depression, or in some place they now refer to as ?the old country?. at some point in their hardscrabble formative years, they dreamt of food in excess, or perhaps their fondest memory is of some indulgent aunt or gramma hovering over them crying, ?eat! eat! you’re so skinny?.
fine. that was then. this is now. (she says as she snarfles down the rest of the cherry, somewhat angrily). back in the old days, you were walking barefoot ten miles (each way) to school, or out toiling in the fields or whatever, & a little gluttony was just good fuel. hello? it’s 2002 now. get over that hovering-on-the-brink-of-famine mentality. & for cryin’ out loud stop bringing chocolate covered cherries to the office & setting the fucking things on my desk. i mean it (she says as she eyes the lone remaining piece).