I had to go to the doctor's yesterday & after the usual checks he basically, in a very patronising manner like it was a 12 year old he was talking to, asked me if I had an eating disorder! I don't take offence easily but I was pretty pissed off to say the least. I'm not the fattest person walking the earth & am well aware that I could do with a bit more weight on me, in fact I would love to be a bit heavier but I struggle to put weight on & struggle to hold it. I eat healthily & normally & don't skip meals etc so without shovelling junk down my throat 24/7 there is little more I can do. I've never been bigger than a size 8 & at 5ft & a normal size of 4/6 I'm not exactly huge but then again, I'm in proportion for my height.
So it doesn't give a doctor any right to speak to me in a highly condescending, patronising manner about me "making sure I eat properly like a good girl".
Those were his actual words. Apart from anything else he shouldn't be speaking to me like I'm a child!
It really pissed me off, I kind of sat there a little bit taken aback because A. If he'd actually read my notes then he'd know I've been to see them about putting weight on in the past when it was just dropping off me & B. He would have seen my date of birth & therefore spoken to me like an adult rather than some pre-pubescent teeny bopper! Twat.
To be honest he could do with heeding his own damn advice seeing as he is more than on the chubby side, he's got a beer belly for God's sake!
You wouldn't blatantly say to somebody "oh my God, aren't you fat?!" so why did he think it ok to say "my, you're very skinny"?!
It's rude more than anything as well as how that person may feel personally about it.
I almost felt like telling him that I'd rammed my fingers down my throat before coming in to see him but instead pointed out it was better to be a bit underweight than grossly overweight or have a belly that hung over my waistband......