Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How old am I?

Last I checked I was 28, but apperently some people think I am about 17 - a teenager in trouble, and not a very smart one at that.

So I am standing in the hallway of DeVry outside of a friend's office, and a Dean is in with her. They are having a grand old time, always nice to see...My mom starts talking to the Dean, and my friend looks at my belly and smiles, making a comment about it being rounder. I joke that I think it still looks like I ate too many Swiss Rolls. This has her laughing ofcourse. Now everyone is listening as I say "And it's really not fair because I have the Swiss Roll belly without having actually enjoyed any Swiss Rolls". This has my friend laughing more. The Dean chimes in with "You shouldn't eat Swiss Rolls, they are bad for the baby." My friend says "Oh yes, all that partially hydroginated..." I say "Oh no, Swiss Rolls are great, and all the creamy goodness and chocolate..." The Dean says, "No, she definitely should not eat that, no dark chocolate either." My friend responds with "But, a piece of chocolate?" The Dean says "Sure, a small bite occasialy, she could do that"
Notice how they are no longer talking TO me?
I pipe in with
"She's actually doing pretty good with the eating...really"
My friend laughs again and says jokingly "Lets talk about her as if she's not here!"
Thank goodness atleast someone caught on to that.

Mom and I left.
And I took a deep breath to keep from getting completely pissed, especially since at this point I was starving.
We got in the car and I said. "I can eat Swiss Rolls if I damn well please!"

This is not the first time the Dean has forgotten that I am a grown woman, perfectly capable of making my own decisions, not to mention good ones.
Can't eat chocolate? Are you freaking kidding me?
I wasn't even going to go into the studies about happy babies coming from women who ate chocolate while pregnant.

And all this talk of Swiss Rolls...I really do want to eat them...right in front of her! maybe I am 17...


Crystal said...

Isn't it amazing how people feel like just because they have an opinion, that they should share it? SIT ON IT DEAN! LOL. You go girl!