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Old 05-22-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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Someone actually said this to me...

Talking to a client on the phone today...he says "I heard you quit smoking." I say "Yes!" ::beaming::

He says..."So are you going to start packing on the weight now?"

I was too stunned to even stand up for myself. I mumbled something about going to the gym and that was that.

Sigh...people never cease to amaze me.

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Old 05-22-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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Re: Someone actually said this to me...

Some people are just plain rude.

Old 05-23-2007, 06:43 AM   #3
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Re: Someone actually said this to me...

I always like to say I'd rather be fat with pink lungs than thin and dead with black lungs. I'm at the losing the weight part of this experience and being pretty successful and if this person isn't someone important in your life than who gives a !#%!!! what they say or think you've accomplished something so incredibly hard you deserve praise not criticism.

Old 05-23-2007, 08:40 AM   #4
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Re: Someone actually said this to me...

Unfortunately, it's not the first negative comment I've heard about quitting. You'd think people would be very happy for you but some are jerks.

I had another person at work tell me my "personality was completely different" since I quit, and he did NOT mean it as a compliment. And this was well past my initial "witchy" phase of withdrawal.

Oh well...I take it for what it's worth. Just glad I found this forum for support!

Old 05-23-2007, 10:10 AM   #5
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Re: Someone actually said this to me...

Hi Key! Boy, do I HEAR you!! I quit alcohol 22 1/2 years ago, caffeine almost 6 years ago, and have been nicotine free(cold turkey yet!) for 27 days today and have had a weight problem off and on for my entire life. I have suffered with just about every psych disorder on the planet and am going through major depression and anxiety and sleep problems at the moment. Do you know what the common denominator in this psychological equation in my life is that keeps me either in a psych fugue or in relapse? It's STUPID IGNORANT PEOPLE THAT MAKE COMMENTS TO ME AND HALF OF THE ONES THAT MAKE THEM I WOULDN'T EVEN CONSIDER HAVING IN MY LIFE EVER!!!!! I am 50 years old and only learned in the past 4-7 years to tell them off when I can. People can be so stupid. They don't think self-esteem is a fragile thing unless it's theirs. You really have to embarrass people in front of others (which I am not an advocate of at all as a rule in my life) that are of this caliber because it's the only language they understand. I think you're doing a wonderful job with your quit and although I'm not a religious fanatic, the only person we need to concern ourselves with how we are is God. We're beautiful to Him no matter what. Take care and be well--Hopeto

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