I went on the app to get a ride to the hospital, with a lot of things already on my mind, the last thing I needed was a self professed health expert diagnosing the reason for my collapse…
So the Uber driver sees that I am a fat person (this is all he knows about me so far).
First diagnosis –
“You need to watch what you eat, eating junk and processed food isn’t good for you”
Me: “I have a degree in Nutrition” (slight exaggeration but he didn’t need to know that).
Second diagnosis –
“You should get out and exercise more”
Me: *Pointing to local park* “That’s where I do my walking, or cycling depending on how I feel that day”
Him: “I walk for 2 hours every day”
Arrive at destination…
Me: “I’ll just call my friend to see if she’s here” (I really want to get out of the car now)
Him: “A way to cope with stress…”
Me: “I know all about stress from battling an eating disorder for 15 years and I can’t diet and exercise away the fact that my boss was murdered on my birthday last year (which is coming up shortly) so I’d like to go and see my friend now”
*slams car door*
‘ Do you want to add a tip?’
So, the moral of the story is, you can say absolutely anything to a judgemental, opinionated, ignorant prick and he probably still won’t realise he is a judgemental, opinionated ignorant prick…