Monday, July 7, 2008
Terms of Endearment
I always hated it when anyone called my "Big Guy." I'm not sure what the equivalent for ladies would be, but when I hear Big Guy, it always reminded me that I was too big. I never thought I looked 100 pounds overweight, but when I heard the comment, I felt it. I didn't think it would bother me nearly as much when someone would call me skinny, and I was finally able to hear it today. "Hey Slim!" someone shouted from the distance. I had never met this person before in my life and was definitely not thinking he was referring to me. He was looking for directions within the facility that I work in and had no other way of getting my attention. I really was taken aback and had to do a double-take to realize he was speaking to me. "Hey Slim!" is definitely a term of endearment that has never been used to describe me. I still have not gotten past the point of being called "Big Guy." Even though, I am at a healthy weight now, I still expect people to turn around and yell it as loud as they can, "HEY BIG GUY!" I am so happy to be no longer referred to as the "Big Guy."