Spite Eating- Is that a thing?
Thursday, October 08, 2015
So today I had something strange happen, at least for me. At lunch time I went in the break room at work to heat up my food. I almost always take my lunch away from work.
While I was waiting for the microwave, one of my co-workers asked me to taste this green drink that he and his wife make. He poured a little bit into a Dixie cup and asked me to taste it. It wasn't bad He has been trying to convince me that if I drink this stuff every day it will cure my asthma because when his wife started drinking it "she lost 30 pounds and her asthma went away". He reminded me of this again and stared pointedly at me when he mentioned the 30 pounds lost.
Needless to say I was offended. I mean how much weight I do or do not have to lose is none of his business. I got my healthy lunch out of the microwave and took off.
After I was done eating lunch I still had a half an hour before my break was over. It was too windy to take a walk and I was too mad to go back to work. So I drove straight to McDonald's and ate 4 chicken McNuggets and a small french fry. I didn't go over my calories for the day, but that's not the point. I had just eaten lunch. I didn't need to throw Mickey D's on top of that.
So, if that was spite eating, does anyone have a good way to combat that? Hubby says I should have put my co-worker in his place. How do I do that in a work appropriate way? I do agree that if I had spoke up for myself I probably wouldn't have eaten the extra.
Thanks for listening.