I’ve posted about the hilariously shitty things that people have said to me, about my weight loss, but this time, I want to share a story about a really nice comment.
My town has a Farmer’s Market, and I’ve gone every Thursday, in the summer, for at least six years. I go to the same vendor for fruits and vegetables, every single time.
Over the years, I’ve gotten to know the guy who runs this particular stand. We have small chit chat, and he’s always very pleasant. He’s really a very, very nice guy (also cute, but that has nothing to do with it. haha!). Once upon a time, he told me his name, but I never remember names…because I suck. I call him Farmer Brown, when I talk about him. Judge me.
Yesterday, while paying for my pretty peaches and zucchini, Farmer Brown said, ‘Umm… I don’t know if this is ok to say; I mean, I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this, but you’ve lost a lot of weight! Is that ok to say? I hope it is! You look great!’
I replied, ‘OF COURSE!’ I thanked him, and told him a few stories about the crazy shit people have said, and how this weird human race thinks it’s ok to say kind of, well, slightly rude comments about people who lose weight (but not when they gain it, of course!). He was shocked at the things I’ve heard, and we just laughed about it.
I will say, that sometimes it’s awkward when people say something, but deep down I actually really enjoy it. I don’t enjoy it because I’m narcissistic. I enjoy it because sometimes I don’t see the changes. When other people haven’t seen me in a while, their reactions are always nice because that’s how I know I’ve changed. My hard work, and dedication to this process, has all been worth it, when I get those reactions.
Anyways, I really wish that he knew that he absolutely made my day.