Thursday, October 27, 2011

Not pregnant...FYI. And really not fat either, actually.

Dear Latin-American Culture,

I know you think it's cute to say exactly what you think when you think it, especially when it comes to the physical appearance of other people. But I have to tell's not.


Yesterday Ismael and I bought dinner from a neighbor of his parents who he knows relatively well. She was BBQing some delicious-smelling chicken and serving it with "arroz con menestra" which is one of my favorite dinners.

Neighbor (to Ismael...about me...right in front of me): Is this fatty pregnant?!

Ismael: she's not...

Neighbor: What are you waiting for? You guys are married already aren't you?

Ismael: Yeah, but that's not the only reason to...

Neighbor: She's FAT!!!

Ismael: .........k, bye.

I appreciate that I'm in a different culture where comments like those are not intended to be offensive. And I understand that as a Christian I'm not supposed to find my worth in appearances, etc.

But still.


Blogger nathan118 said...

How did you not pipe up with your Spanish?!?!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Just tell people the weight gain is from __________ (the painful treatment for the terminal illness of your choosing. Now who's laughing!?!)

7:26 AM  
Blogger HF "Rick" said...

Yeah. I get that, too (and I'm not prego, either!).

11:47 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

Punching someone in the Jam is universal. She would've got the message loud and clear even if you didn't want to use your exceptional spanish skills.

1:17 AM  

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