Monday, May 4, 2009

"Not Small"

Yesterday after the race AS, the husband of MS, tells me this story:

"I was standing there with MP's husband when you came by. I said, 'Hey, here comes Todd,' and he said, "Are you sure that's him?' and I said, 'Yeah, that's Todd,' and he said, 'Geeze, I thought he was thinner."

When I saw MP's husband I threatened to punch him in the nuts. His explanation was that he didn't realize how "muscular" I was. Uh, huh. Yep. Muscular.

Today at playground duty, I am talking with one of the mom's and F comes up and says "Hi" and then runs off and the mom notices how big he's getting and then we talk about kids growing and then she says to me, "Well, your not a small guy." And I am thinking to myself, "Did you just call me fat, you lard ass?" 

So, what's the deal? I guess I have to lay off the cheese and bacon and train twice as much. (Do these jeans make my butt look big?)


Natalie said...

Geez! Where have manners gone to? When I was 6.5 months pregnant with my daughter, one of the guys at work came up to me and exclaimed, "wow, you've gotten big." Well, duh, numbnutz! He in turn looked 9 months pregnant and was shorter than my 5'2"! The nerve some people have still leaves me speachless sometimes!

I say ignore and move on...and blame it on the cadbury eggs!

Mary said...

Well, I would blame it all on my husband.

I'm not even sure how they saw you, you were running so fast.

And your response to Matt was stellar.

Question Authority. said...

I wish I had someone that I could punch in the nuts. Well, I do but he doesn't deserve it. I've managed to pack on more than my regular layer of winter flab by running faster and farther this winter/spring.

Roo said...

Holy smokes- someone needs to give those people some tact lessons! They probably ask women when their babies are due too!