Post # 1
So as you know, if you have read my previous posts, my “lovely” co-worker is very blunt and says whatever is on her mind.
This morning I rushed to work and didn’t have time to eat breakfast at home, so I grabbed a small bagel and coffee at the cafe in my office building.
She saw me and runs past me and says “stop eating ____” I didn’t catch what she said but I assume she said bagel? <br />I would NEVER tell someone something like that, especially a co-worker bc we don’t have that type of relationship. I work with you, we are not friends. I wouldn’t even tell that to a friend. If my friend wants to have a bagel, enjoy, if she wants a salad, enjoy! Its not my business! Its not like I eat them everyday.
What do you say to someone who tries to tell you what to eat? This isn’t the first time she has said something like this.
Post # 2
oh my sarcasm would just love to write a whole bunch of things lol
i’d probably just say, thanks for your input, ill consider it next time I eat a bagel.
Post # 3
You clearly have excellent self restraint. If it were me she’d be wearing it!!!
Post # 4
relishdead: well she walked by so fast I didn’t really have time to react, its not like she stopped to chat lol
Amerie27: thats a good one!
Post # 5
Daizy914: I’d probably say something very mean, but I’m more of a blunt person when someone tells me what I can and can’t do. Especially when I’m a grown woman.
Post # 6
who does that though!!!!!!!????
I mean, especially ur just a co-worker/we arent friends and the only thing u tell me as you walk by is what not to eat??
The child in me has so many things to say to that lol!!
Daizy914: What else has she said to you??
Post # 7
wow! I love blunt people. When I find someone being overly blunt where it becomes critical I show the same respects and learn I can be just as blunt. I’d respond with “worry about yourself, not me.” And leave it. People use being blunt as an excuse to be rude. Its not and I would happily teach that lesson.
Post # 8
reply ”Stop telling people to stop eating bagels” 😛
Post # 9
Daizy914: I would say, very clearly and seriously to her, ‘I’m an adult, and I can chose to eat whatever I want, if I chose to have this I will’.
Not for food, but I’ve had to use that line before. It shut them up lol. Pull out your inner ‘mom’ voice haha.
Post # 10
“Don’t tell me what to eat. I’m not a child.”
Post # 11
Daizy914: Go F yourself. But I’m blunt and straight forward like that so no one would be shocked. More ladylike answer “This is my cheat meal, besides I’m in a rush and need to get my tank filled fast.”
Post # 12
I’d tell her the same thing I tell my kids: “it is rude to comment on what people eat, how much/little, how quickly/slowly”. None of that bitches business!
Post # 13
I normally tell people i have to maintain my figure so i have to eat. I didn’t get this gorgeous starving myself. Or a different approach would be to say, don’t worry about what i be eating and worry about your own damn life. Unless you plan on feeding me just shut up.
Post # 14
MYOB-Mid Your Own Business or if you’re really pissed MYOBB–Mind Your Own Business Bitch
Post # 15
Ugh, what’s her problem!
I had a co-worker/friend who was very disiplined in her eating habits. She lost a lot of weight between that and exercise, and I was super proud of her. Since she lives super close to work and has a dog, she always goes home and lunch and prepares something healthy (sometimes I would join her!) One day, she had to take her dog to the vet during her lunch break, so she didn’t have time to make herself anything, so she grabbed Wendy’s on her way back to the office. One of our other co-workers would CONSTANTLY comment on anything my friend was eating that wasn’t healthy, if she happened to eat a piece of birthday cake or the Wendy’s that day. It was really rude and annoying, and it always got awkward around the table when my friend would snap back at her lol.