“Congratulations! When is the baby due?”
“I am not pregnant.”
Somehow the subject of weight has become taboo all together. However, when I notice somebody is losing weight I like to comment to them. After all, you work really hard to lose weight the least somebody can do is notice! Even if it is just a comment such as “You look great” and then just let them take the lead from there if they feel like talking further about it.
I have heard some funny comments in the last six years. The most popular comment I get quite often is, “Your hair is difference since I last saw you.” This might have been true in the past as I have changed my hair a few times (or many if you ask my sister Katie).
If I haven’t seen somebody in a while I know my weight is noticeable and perhaps since they don’t know how to comment they pick the safe comment!
My funniest comment came from a family friend who saw me almost 100 pounds lighter at my wedding reception. After I had filled my plate and sat down to eat, she came by and said “How did you get so skinny when you eat so much?” I just laughed but my sister was mortified.
You just gotta roll with the punches and find a way to laugh at the odd things people say.
And, find a way to cut off the naysayer comments that people also say.
What odd comments have you received?