06 March 2006

A tape worm ... seriously?!

I'm pleased to say my office provides spring water. Unfortunately, the water cooler is located in a co-worker's office instead of in a common area. I went down to the cooler this morning and found the water empty, yet again. I grumbled, and my co-worker noticed. So, amazingly, he came over and helped me get a new bottle on the cooler. After he sat back down at his desk but before I left his office, he says to me completely seriously, "do you have a tape worm or something because you're just disappearing?" I don't know what my face looked like, but I'm sure it wasn't pretty. Whhaaaaa?!! Yeah, I'm such a stupid person that I would knowingly ingest a tapeworm so as to lose weight! Perhaps he was trying to give me a compliment, but knowing him, my guess is that instead he truly thought I'd do something like that! I did my best to compose myself and answered, "no, remember I had gastric bypass surgery last June?" His response? No, not the normal congratulations or you look fantastic but I get, "oh" and that's it. I've had even completely oblivious professors say things to me over the course of the last 8 months, but my co-worker who knows I had WLS asks me if I have a tape worm. Nice.

6 comments:

fluffy said...

He definitely sounds like a doofus Jenn. I have to tell you though that prior to getting my band, I used to think how great it would be to get a tape worm to help me lose weight. Yeah, I was getting a tad bit desperate! ;)
Fluffy

Jessica said...

Sounds like he couldn't muster the courage to tell you you're lookin' good these days. MEN.

cmhl said...

oh myyyyyyy. tactless. did he think that was FUNNY??

Sandi said...

What a colossol turd the idiot is! But hey, he lifted the doggone jug of water and stuck it in the right place, so he's not a total waste of skin, right?

Listen, now, at least you know why the cooler is in there. No one is going to hang out there, and there's a moron to keep replacing the bottle...

The Catapillar said...

Some People...

Jenn said...

You guys totally made me laugh and at 5am just after getting up, that's a feat! Thank you!!