Saturday, October 17, 2009
Last night I met with my writer's group. We meet approx. every two weeks and I really enjoy it... for the most part. One of the members of my group is very tall and very skinny. She is also very nice, most of the time. But she can also be very blunt and sometimes harsh.
We were meeting at a family diner type place and I had planned my day so that I would have extra calories left for dinner, knowing that I would probably eat a little more than usual. I was really looking forward to the evening, seeing my friends, and enjoying myself guiltlessly.
As soon as we got settled at our table, this person started talking about how hungry she was. I said that I was too and that I was looking forward to splurging a little. She then started talking about how she eats so much, but it is okay because she is so skinny. She went on to state her entire workout routine.
It made me a little self conscious because I know that I am bigger than her, but I tried to brush it off. Then the food came and, while she ate everything on her plate, she kept asking me if I was done so that she could take my leftovers to her dog. So, I had to keep telling her that, no, I wasn't finished yet. It really ruined the meal and my mood.
By the time I left, I felt HUGE and pretty bad about myself. I almost felt like she might be doing it on purpose. There have been other times that she has stung me with little zingers and I couldn't tell if she was doing it intentionally or not. If she is doing it on purpose I would like to know why. I feel like we are friends and friends shouldn't try to hurt each other's feelings.
Then again, maybe I am being too sensitive about the whole thing. Advice, anyone?