Airing of Grievances: I Am A Self Centered Fatso
Usually these posts are reserved for complaints about lunch spots, but just to show I am a good sport who is not immune to criticism- here’s a complaint I received yesterday in regards to my I’m-a-fat-guy-who-hates-health-food post about Recharge, the health food lunch spot opening where Good Portions used to be:
“People (like me and a lot of others) who have moderately high blood sugar levels must watch their carbs and sugar intake, lest they become diabetic. And diabetics are even worse off. Not to mention that a diet rich in carbohydrates and unrefined sugars is just simply bad for you, I’m talking about specific, necessary restrictions that are very common.
It’s not a goddamn fad, if you can get that through your wide-bodied veil of self-centrism. Some people who eat healthy food aren’t born to hippie parents and hate the taste of hamburgers, some people have no choice. And it’s fucking hard enough to find something to eat that is reasonably inexpensive, relatively tasty, and not packed with carbs/sugar, without rotund blowhards bloviating on the internet about how inconvenienced they are by one out of thousands of restaurants in NYC to offer a few menu choices that allow people with dietary restrictions to eat something that isn’t miserable or unaffordable. I’ve never heard of this place, but I assure you, you have plenty of food options available to your gaping maw.”
And then it gets personal…
“By the way, I got my blood sugar levels high by eating like you do (poorly and a lot) for about 30 years. So when your doctor lets you know you are giving yourself diabetes, maybe you will be a little bit less smug about how goddamn inconvenient it is that other people might have the opportunity to eat something that won’t actively and directly impact their health in the short term.
You sound like a rich guy complaining about how poor people don’t pay enough taxes. In other words, you sound like a clueless asshole. Thought you might want to know that. – Matt”
I eat a healthy and balanced meal for breakfast and dinner. Does that make up for it? I don’t even know where to begin with this… maybe I’ll just leave it to you guys.
Got a grievance you’d like to air? Feel free to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org