Isn't it fun to run into people that you used to go to school with or work with or go to church with? I love running into people that I haven't seen in a while and catching up on how they are doing. I get so embarassed when I can't remember names, but other than that it is usually a good thing.
Until yesterday! I was out shopping trying to find something for hubs' company Christmas party. It is always a really nice party at the company president's home. It is in a private gated community and several of the families open their homes so you can walk through sampling the different foods, listening to the bands out in the circle, and even roasting marshmallows around the different fireplaces.
I was walking through a store on my way into the mall when I heard my voice. I turned and saw someone that I had worked with in high school. I said hello and asked how she had been doing. She didn't answer my question, the very first thing out of her mouth was this:
"Girl, I haven't seen you since high school and you have gotten so FAT! How did you let yourself get so fat?"
My first reaction was shock, but then I just laughed and said, "I'm glad you pointed that out to me."
Don't get me wrong. What she said hurt me... to my core. And she is right. I am fat. I need to lose weight in a big kind of way. However, after 24 years of not seeing someone I just wasn't expecting that to be the first thing out of her mouth.
It's said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It's also said the truth hurts. Yesterday... it stung like a slap across the face.