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Victory! Me: 1, idiots in car: 0

Friday, August 03, 2012

I'm proud of me today. It goes to show just how far I've come, mentally.

I work nights, so it's not uncommon for me to pass by people going out to bars/clubs when I'm on my way to work Thursday/Friday/Saturday night (I start work at 11pm, so I'm out right around the time they're all heading out). And of course, when boys go to bars with a bunch of their friends, their collective IQ seems to drop about fifteen points. Also, make note I said -boys-. Boys are boys no matter what age they are, based on how they act. The reverse is also true for men.

Last night's prize catch was a car full of boys that looked probably in their early twenties. Five of them. Oh boy, that's already a recipe for disaster.

I had just gotten off the bus and crossed the street, then began walking down that street towards my work. They were stopped at the light, and I knew as soon as I saw the back window down and a head sticking out of it that some nonsense was coming my way. I also took note that the others in the car were also staring like slack-jawed idiots and added a few points to the nonsense-o-meter. I was not disappointed.

Being the little boys they were though, they were cowards and waited until I had already passed by the car before they said anything. Then I heard "You're huuuuuge. Holy s***, you're SO FAT!" followed by a chorus of frat boy laughter and what I can only assume were car-wide high fives for being so "clever" and "witty". Oh ho, you sure showed me, didn't you?

But here comes my victory. I didn't even care. If this had happened to me a couple years ago, I would have spent the rest of the day in a terrible mood, probably shoveling food in my mouth because hey, I'm already enough of a whale that people point it out, what's the problem in eating more? Last night.. I heard it, registered that it was in fact directed at me, then simply shook my head and didn't even miss a step. I think I even chuckled to myself a little further up the street at soon as I realized that.. wow. That actually didn't bother me. I've come to a point that I finally -know- that I am NOT fat, and I am firm in this knowledge. Am I overweight? Yes. Am I -fat-? No, I am not. And no amount of name calling from a bunch of nitwits is ever going to make me think that again.
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    They were only looking for a reaction so the fact that you just blew them off is emoticon

    No matter what idiots in cars say, you are beautiful. emoticon
    2030 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/4/2012 8:59:57 AM
    Nice work dealing with the losers! Looking through your pictures, I can't fathom how anyone could call you "fat" -- personally, I'd kill to look like you!
    2031 days ago
    I'm so glad you handled that situation so well. Just reading your blog made me cringe and my cheeks started burning. I'll never forget those feelings that those comments can bring up. My youth was wasted on caring about what people like that thought....
    2031 days ago
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    2031 days ago
    You are so inspiring! You have an awesome attitude and you are absolutely right about boys. Thanks for sharing!!
    2031 days ago
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