Friday, May 15, 2009

Thanks For The Eating Disorder

Thanks to an anonymous reader for sharing a recent experience with us. Hope to hear more from you!



My mother-in-law was sitting in her kitchen, talking to my husband's grandmother with the windows open. I was sitting on the patio reading the paper. It was a glorious day and about 90 degrees. I heard my husband's grandmother say to my MIL about me: "Is Shelly going to put on her swimsuit and join you outside?" and my MIL replied "No, I don't think so, I think she realizes she is rather on the large size."

My mouth hit the floor! First of all, I am a size 10 (Isn't that average?) Secondly, she knew I could hear every damn word she said.

WTF?

26 comments:

Tammy Howard said...

Large people don't enjoy sunshine? Shit, I must've missed that memo.

Also - I don't want to live in a world where a size 10 is "rather on the large side". Good Lord.

Sara Rose said...

My MIL (a woman well over 250 lbs who is 5'2) never missed an opportunity to comment on my weight, my figure, my looks. Never. Despite being a size 8 and 5'6.

Size 10 is beautiful, you've got curves and probably look amazing! Don't forget it!

kel said...

Oh my GOD!!! I would murder that witch!!!

Suzie said...

I am with Kel! I would love to be a size 10! She is one unhappy woman!

Kristina P. said...

I would talk about her fat head.

Vivienne said...

With that comment, I would have skinny-dipped right in front of her.

Masterlock said...

It is amazing you didn't snap right there, more power to you.

kmoye said...

Too bad you didn't remind her that her son doesn't mind your size, seeing how he screwed you senseless the night before. That would have shut her hole.

Dani said...

Aaaaaa!

bernthis said...

that is exactly why she said it

Scrappy Doo said...

Bitch!!!
Scrappy

The Rambler said...

So wrong!

Visiting from Kel's blog :)

The Devil's Daughter-In-Law said...

kmoye: I love you. :)

2 Brits, 2 Yanks, 2 Dogs said...

Ouch! WTF?

Suzanne said...

Size 10 is not that big at all!
And even if you are size 18, who'd stop you from wearing a swimsuit if you wanted to?

I don't know where you are from or what you look like, but I am living in SE Asia and here people will say you are big even in a size 8. For me, as European it is just impossible to be the right size to Asian standards. But I don't care. At least I know that I have muscle tissue and a few fat cells between my bones and my skin! I'm healthy!

Fragrant Liar said...

Yeah, mama deserves a bunch of plaques. In her arteries.

Sara Rose said...

@ Suzanne-

I'm not sure how it's attractive that all Asian women are basically child sized. I understand its a genetic thing that they are all so small, but that doesn't necessarily mean everyone else should be too. One of my friends is Asian and delights in shopping in the kids department, while I'm kind of weirded out by that idea.

That reminds me of another story I have to share about my MIL!!! DDIL- I'm emailing ya now!

mo.stoneskin said...

You should have chucked some ice-cold water through the kitchen window.

Fiona said...

OMG. YAY that someone else has this crap happen to them, although in my case its my mum. Comments like - ├┐ou'd be so much happier if you lost weight or you'd have more energy if you lost weight...... I was a size 10 myself, mmm thanks for the vote of confidence. Go drink your weight in alchol & it'll all be better for a while.

My MIL has her whacked out moments, but since we're in another country (woo hoo) & she doesn't seem physically capable of holding a ph call longer than 3 minutes, it's all good. But I do have some stories to share another time.

Dr Zibbs said...

Hahahhaaha!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

I would have farted through the window at her, and followed it with a, "There! I've lost another dress size! Happy?"

Moni said...

I think, I would have walked in and looked at her in the face and told her that her son appearantly has no problems with your body when he (aherm....you know the rest) and I would have smiled and walked out!!

Collette said...

Ever thought of switching the pills in her bottles? Or grinding some into her spices? I can only imagine the daydreams YOU must have...

Alison said...

I officially LOVE this blog.

Why do husband's let this stuff happen? My son would NEVER let me speak to or about his wife like that!!! Because I raised him right.

Oh my GOD you need to turn this blog into a book - MILLIONS! YOU WILL MAKE MILLIONS!!!!!!

AVON Lady said...

Oh my you are so little size wise..is the WOMAN blind..if you need to borrow my best AVON Lady box that all the products come in to hit her with..it's all yours..I'll even leave the edges somewhat jagged..the nerve of her..she's too awful to be true..but is apparently..my word

aMUSEingComedy said...

There's nothing more pathetic than a woman insulting another woman's appearance... It just shows she has no real reason to dislike you and is resorting to below the belt.

I've had weight issues my entire life and my mother has been pretty insensitive (once she told me she would not "be there for me when I had a heart-attack"... No heart attack but a heart BROKEN for sure!)

I'd like to know what your reaction to her was?