Workplace Woedown

I’m so glad I work with a skeleton crew. Less than skeleton, really. There are only three of us on the night shift in my area of the building: me, one other resident assistant, and the security guard. None of us are big on “diet talk.”
Unfortunately, the co-worker who is on shift before me two days a week tends to prattle on about all her great and vast knowledge of why she is a Food Saint and why People are Obese and how Obesity Causes Disease. I shut her up on one occasion by telling her that I have diabetes, I did not cause my diabetes by eating “bad food,” that you cannot eat your way into diabetes, and that diabetes cannot be cured, it is like cancer and sometimes goes into remission.
Diet talk needs to be made extinct, as do assumptions about other people’s bodies.


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