Bad ice cream, or, being contrary. April 30, 2008Posted by phledge in black bile, fat, fun, medical school, yellow bile.
So, y’all remember the faculty member who asked me why I thought fat people avoided doctors? And how stupid that was? (O, actually, that was a comment I posted over on SP: I have a primary care faculty member who, after dozens of fat-phobic lectures, looked me straight in the face and said, “Why on EARTH would obese people avoid doctors? That’s just stupid.” Sorry.) He gave a lecture today about upper respiratory infections, including stuff like strep throat; for symptomatic control of sore throat he advocated cold things, like drinks and ice cream, “except, maybe not ice cream because of the calories. So, popsicles. Sugar-free ones.”
Today is Baskin Robbins’ 31-Cent day in support of American firefighters. All of their scoops are 31 cents each (plus tax, limit ten scoops per customer) and you can bet your happy ass that if I wasn’t planning on going and getting ice cream before that lecture I sure as hell am now. Because there’s a part of me, that part of me that always made diets unworkable and generally makes me a pain in the butt but also makes me arrogant and cantankerous enough to question authority and go boldly where no fat female pagan has gone before, which, when someone says “you can’t” says “oh YEAH? Watch me.” I probably won’t get ten scoops, though. Not that I couldn’t if I wanted to.
It’s been a strange couple of days in the ‘toobs. I’ve noticed that there have been misunderstandings, misinterpretations, general crankiness, and conflict abounding. Is Mercury retrograde or something? I don’t pay exceptionally close attention to the stars but there’s either something in the water, global warming is pissing people off, or the “economic stimulus” granted to us stateside folks has, well, not quite stimulated the right parts of our brains. It’s like amygdala overload. Pickin’ for a fight. Mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore. rBGH in the ice cream. Something. Just feels like the blogosphere is not really a very pleasant place to be right now.