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What is your reaction if someone out of the blue says

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OrmIrian · 12/11/2008 16:57

"I can't beleive that after 3 children you are so slim'?

Do you:

  1. Not beleive them?
  2. Instantly tell them 'Oh no I'm not'
  3. Make a joke out of it
  4. Say thankyou.


And does it make you feel good or wonder if they are taking the p*?

I'd like to say my response was 3, but it never is.

Because I still find it very difficult to deal with. After a long time of being quite big, I am now not (or not so much so). I don't think of myself as 'so slim' either - I don't suppose I'll ever think that way.

Anyone else have this issue with their size.
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OrmIrian · 12/11/2008 16:57

Sorry obviously the second 3 should be 4 And that's what I'd like to reply too.

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pagwatch · 12/11/2008 17:01

people actually do say that to me !!!

I ALWAYS say 2) and worse I go on to explain in great detail that I look very slim to the casual observer because I have no breasts at all and am narrow but actually have a huge arse and just dress well to cover it up.

After that the issue rarely comes up again - because they have moved and changed their telephone number and no longer make eye contact but point and stare and try to catch glimpses of my rarely spotted rhino arse...

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OrmIrian · 12/11/2008 17:04

Ah yes, the instant denial defence! Have used it myself but DH tells me it's the most annoying of the lot .

I also have a largish expanse of arse so much so that I can't understand how anyone thinks I'm slim.

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OrmIrian · 13/11/2008 13:21

Mum said something along those lines too last night. 'You are much too thin these days' But as she always says that I tend to be more worried when she doesn't With her I just smile and ignore.

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