TW for possible food/body shaming discussion, just to be safe.
So one of my dear colleagues just came by with two trays of MASSIVE chocolate muffins. After being denied by at least ten people before coming to me, (“OH I shouldn’t, I’ve been gaining a bit of weight.” “No no no, I’ve been trying to be good.” “Ugh don’t tempt me!”) she presents me with her spread of delicious sweets. I think I am the only person in our cluster of cubicles who thanked her and happily grabbed one without hesitation.
I WILL EAT ALL YOUR MUFFINS.
Seriously though, why do people feel the need to tack a disclaimer onto their decisions to eat/not eat certain foods in public spaces? Who gives a fuck WHY, just take it or leave the goddamn food!
So now I’m the one fatty in a sea of thin-privileged colleagues, happily munching on a muffin.
And maybe other people noticed that I took one when everyone else didn’t - maybe they’re passing judgement on my desire to indulge, taking into account my corpulent body and appetite.
I might have cared about all of that once upon a time.
But fuck them. I have a delicious muffin.