Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The FoPo in full effect

We had a PowerPoint presentation at work today. As it was a more fun/informative thing than anything else, they decided to do it during lunchtime. The initial invitation said to bring your own lunch and come to the conference room. This morning, they offered to buy pizza.

All well and good, but pizza is - in addition to not being a Karen favorite - a MEF and I just didn't feel like dealing with the dual wave and all the ensuing BG watching. So I went to the cafeteria and got my stand-by work-day salad lunch and brought it to the conference room. Of the 23 people invited, no less than 5 people commented on the fact that I wasn't eating pizza. The comments ranged from "You're so good!" to "I wish I had your willpower" to "My, aren't we healthy today."

I never know what to say to these people. I want to say, "How about you back the eff off and mind your own plate?" but don't want to be rude. I don't want to mention the D because it's not their frigging business why I do or don't eat something, and I absolutely loathe the idea that they'd walk away feeling pity for the poor diabetic girl who doesn't eat pizza - heaven forbid I encourage their evil FoPo ways. I also don't want to just nod and smile and let them think it's okay to comment on someone else's eating habits. What's a girl to do? At this point I just kind of grimace at them until they walk away, and feel proud that I remained calm...


  1. Good Job! I hear ya, depending on my mood my response could have been any of those you listed. I usually just smile and say... yep. Let them think what they want.

  2. Yes, you should be proud for remaining calm. But I seriously like your initial impulse. :)