Was with friends for lunch the other day and felt constricted. what was I to drink? Initially I was, as is my wont, about to order Coke but the waiter didn’t hear me. Then the one who sat beside me sad, “if xxx(one of those present) sees you drinking Coke, she’ll give you a lecture.” So I decided not to order Coke because I hate being lectured to, although the expected lecturer was several seats away and couldn’t see it anyway. Still for the sake of world peace–
SO I asked for a glass of water. It was clear as day, no frost like sheen on the glass that held it, ergo it was not ice-cold. And it had a lemony taste. I saw the carafe from which it was poured – lemon and lime combined, i think. So I asked for ice. And the person beside me again said, “you still take ice with water? I no longer do” she said, while pointing to her unenticing glass of clear water. But this time, I no longer balked and gave in to her observation. I had sacrificed having Coke for world peace and was hinted at to sacrifice ice? Jiminy Cricket.
So now I know I should limit my social interaction to company that let me be. I know, she was possibly concerned about my health, but what about my simple joys? Right C? I prefer being in the company of friends who enjoy food rather than feel threatened by its consumption.
And guess what? The “admonisher” ordered coffee – doesn’t that have caffeine also? Though I am not sure why she was almost saying I shouldn’t take Coke.
Note, I don’t dislike the person who was chiding me about my intake but I do dislike her doing it. 😦