I have not written about my pet peeves or a particular pet peeve in a while. I’ve vacilitated between being stuck in a mud rut and being aspirational. Sometimes, both simultaneously. Today, I want to be peeved.
One of my biggest pet peeves ever is the ridiculous reesponse some people have to when one is sick. Many times I will hear “at least you probably lost weight”. I need to shake my head at that one.
More often than night, I will not have lost weight and I state so accordingly. They then are perplexed seemingly confused and thinking I’m a failure. I have a slow metabolism. Plus, losing weight while sick probably means I went through some bad stuff that put me in great potential harm. And even if I did lose weight, does that mean I get so sympathy?
This is no way to really try to comfort a sick person. Compassion should come before adhering to perhaps unhealthy standards of beauty.