Hardly a day goes by when I don't wonder if I don't have turrets or ADHD or both.
And if I sense someone is laughing, it just gets worse and worse.
So, today I'm teaching pilates over at H.S., where hubby works, and I have a gaggle of new people in class. I decided to teach on a "donation only" agreement, and it has been working out quite well.
The reason there is a gaggle is because it's "free" and it's "January" and everybody wants to exercise for free in January. In June, I can hardly pay them to attend class, but that's another worry for another day.
So, I'm trying to get to know my students and teach class. And for some odd reason, I expect skinny people to be strong also. I need to get over that stereotype. Skinny doesn't mean strong any more than it means healthy. Skinny is just skinny. Obviously people agree that overweight is unhealthy, but we fail to recognize that skinny can mean just as unhealthy.
So, I'm making my rounds helping people on their exercises while I was teaching, and I was so surprised to see this super skinny gal really struggling with a basic move. So, blurt out,
"You're a wimpy, skinny gal, aren't you?" And the chubby girls in the class just giggled with glee.. DUH!! How can I be so lame as to say that OUTLOUD??!!
Poor thing. I doubt she'll be back. And I feel awful about it.
Hey, little gal, if you are reading this.. I'm so sorry that I called you a wimpy, skinny girl. If you come back, I'll make you strong, and I'll try not to be so disparaging in the future...
O.K. I blew it. Probably all the skinny girls will quit now.
And if there are any chubby gals who would like to take classes from me, I am partial to you guys. Just so you know. There, now I've offended the chubby ones by calling them chubby. Can't win, can I?
How about this, if there are any "normal sized mid-western sized" gals out there who have a large self esteem, come to my class where I will try not to cut you down..
I'm going to hide under my pillow now....