Some time ago in the not so distant past, I was super annoying about lots of things.
Um, that’s a bagel. I couldn’t possibly eat all those carbs. Oh, but that’s fine if you do, friend. It’s just not for me.
If you’re that person, you are unintentionally making your friends and family feel self-conscious about what they are putting into their mouths. They second guess things around you and feel like they have to make special arrangements for your “health” – We’re having pizza for dinner. Can you do that?
Sure, I guess. Is what you’ll say, but everyone will know how pissed you are. Situations like that now cause you to bring your own apples and snacks to parties, right?
In your mind, you’re not being rude or annoying. You’re just doing what you want. You don’t care if your friends eat burgers and fries or devoured an entire box of Sour Patch Kids in one sitting. You just won’t do it with them.
I get it. I used to be exactly like that.
I’m glad to say that I’m much more lax these days. I eat Five Guys and don’t feel the compulsion to work out. If someone is making spaghetti and serving bread on the side – I eat it. Happily.
The thing is, I’ve recently encountered people who are like I used to be. Not organic? No, thanks. Gluten? Sugar? Cheese? I’ll just stick to a salad – hold the cheese and the dressing. Oh, and the croutons.
And you know what?
They annoy the hell out of me.
If you can’t get down on a basket of fries every now and then because of the grease and fat and overall evilness of it all, you’re too healthy.
If you can’t go to brunch with your friends because they’re going at the same time as your fitness class, you’re too healthy.
Live a little. Be flexible. One pizza night/dessert/burger/missed workout won’t make a difference in the long run.
In a nut shell – don’t be annoying.
*Edit to add: Thanks to Gabby and Karlee for leaving nice comments. This post excludes people who have actual medical conditions. I apologize for not making that clear!*
Let’s chat – Do you know anyone like this? If so, do they annoy you or are you totally cool with it?