I was eating with a group of new people a few days ago. The assemble-it-yourself meal was tuna sandwiches, and I'd prepared myself a nice sandwich of bread, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, mayo, and ketchup. While in the serving line, the person across the serving table from me said, "You don't like tuna?"
"Nope, I don't care for it." I responded.
"Are you a vegetarian?" he asked. (Hey, at least he didn't think that vegetarians eat fish!)
"Yes." I was brief because I didn't want to get into it.
"Why?" This guy wasn't giving up.
"It works for me." I'm done making my food and am ready to go find a table.
"But tuna has lots of protein in it," he told me, as though I must not know.
I turned and walked away.
He called after me, "And omega-3s and folic acid!" I didn't respond.
*shakes head* Why are some people SO DENSE that they insist on pushing their opinions on people who are giving all the nonverbal and verbal cues that they don't wish to discuss the matter?!!! He brought it up, not me. He has no right to assume I wanted to talk about what I'm eating, and he shouldn't have assumed I wanted his criticism about my diet.
Q: How many poets does it take to change a light bulb? A: 1001...one to change the bulb, 1000 to say it's already been done.