Oh just shut up, already!
Friday, August 21, 2009
My boss is a perfectly lovely person and very thoughtful, so the other day I went out to lunch with a few co-workers on Wednesday to celebrate my year aniversary with the company. While my boss is wonderful, not everyone I work with is as nice to spend time around...one person in particular drives me absolutely, completely NUTS....and she came along as well. She cries at least once a week at work and is the queen of sharing intimate details of her life with me despite my lack of interest or response.
We all arrived at Rachel's Creperie, where shockingly enough they sell...Crepes! Now when I'm invited and accept an invitation to lunch and I'm not familar with the primary food they offer, I do a little research. It turns out that my coworker had never had a crepe and didn't bother to find out what they were before coming along.
She's in the beginning phase of the Atkin's Diet where as I learned, without really wanting to I might add, that you can't eat fruit or carbs of any kind. So yeah, not a lot she could eat at a creperie. They did offer salads, which she didn't want so she ordered a crepe and literally ate one bite and then proceeded to "educate" us all on the diet. I'm not interested in ANY "diet", much less one that doesn't allow me to eat anything I want in reason. You want to do it, that's your gig - have a blast.
Once the education portion of lunch was over, she proceeded to the complaint portion of lunch. Namely how she's feeling kind of depressed, constipated (great lunch conversation, right?) hungry and in general kind of unwell for the past week...The three of us are pretty nice people and were offering suggestions on what she might be able to fit in to her diet to help with some of her symptoms. Oh no, she doesn't like that (cauliflower) , oh no she couldn't possibly consider that (nuts) , ewww what is that (tofu), she doesn't like that (tea for easing constipation).
I (foolishly) asked if she was getting enough exercise - I bet you know the answer..no, she doesn't have time and they are too many people in her house always using the TV and they all NEED her. I got a wee bit fed up after an hour of her complaining and said, "There is no one who can't do without you for 30 minutes a day!" Her eyes filled and her lower lip trembled, but she held it together...Did I feel bad? No, I wanted to smack the crap out of her.
On the upside my crepes were AMAZING - nutritious, low in calorie and very filling. I went back to work feeling smugly superior that my belly was full, I don't suffer from constipation and my body jiggles quite a bit less than it did a month ago.