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.