Lately, I’ve been the recipient of this comment,
“You are getting so skinny!”
I can tell it’s not a compliment, because when I say thank you, they assume I must not have understood them, and then try to tell me in English that I am getting skinny.
So, I’ve tried to explain…. “No, I’m not really losing weight, you just remember me when I looked like this…”
That is never satisfactory, so I try, “well, I’m nursing the baby and that burns a lot of calories.” To which I usually get a “tsk, tsk, you are so thin.”
So, I’m looking for a better answer… any suggestions? Obviously the truth isn’t working, so I’m working on a nice, sarcastic answer…. :)
(For the record, I’m really not losing unusual amounts of weight… I got pregnant just a few months after we moved to Beirut, so really, that’s the Nicolette picture in most of their minds :))
And on another side note, why is it that in one of the countries with the most plastic surgeries in the world, being thin is a bad thing???