Avoiding Old Friends
How much does it suck when you see an old friend or colleague and you’ve put on a few pounds and they haven’t?
The worst part is the first look they give you that says "you’ve put on a few pounds" but they never actually say it.
Even though you are excited to see them, the fact that you’ve put on 10, 20, or 30
pounds is just hanging above your head the entire time you are catching up.
You wish they’d just say "dude, you’ve gained weight" because it’s literally the 30 pound elephant in the room. You definitely don’t want to say it. But what if they actually said it? Ok, no matter who says it, it would suck to hear.
Phew! It’s time to say goodbye and you’re absolutely exhausted from the suspense of whether they’d say what you were thinking.
The next time you are planning to hang out with an old friend, you have to think twice:
If you are going to the beach or a pool…. you think, "Fuck, I don’t want to take my shirt off!"
If you are hiking or working out….. you think, "What if I can’t keep up?"
If you are going to a new restaurant….. you think, "Am I going to be the fat guy at the table ordering a burger and everyone will be looking at me?"
…. And soon after, you start making excuses like "I’m busy" or "I have a ton of work to do" or "I’m not feeling well," to avoid seeing your friends.