Monday, March 9, 2009

Gotta love blunt people...

Deborah has been really sick the past couple of weeks, so this evening, I called her and asked if I could bring by some dinner. (I made chicken enchiladas last night and had several left over.)

She excitedly agreed.

Fifteen minutes later, she called back and left me this message: "Hi, Rachel. I invited my daughter, her boyfriend, my brother, and my mom. So make sure you bring enough. If you can. Bye."

Blunt--but endearing. :)

All I had was an 8x8 pan, so I figured they'd have to make due.

When I actually brought the meal, Deborah's brother answered the door and greeted me with, "Dang, Rachel, you've really put on some weight!"

Not exactly the welcome I was hoping for, but I chuckled a little and said, "You're probably right, Chuckie."

His response? "Probably right? No, I am definitely right. Girl, you look a lot heavier."

At this point, I probably should've taken my enchiladas and stalked back to my car in a huff--but I had to remind myself that, to Deborah and her family, that comment might not be considered an insult.

Gotta love blunt people.


  1. oh my! I love your Deborah stories they crack me up!!

  2. Oh wow-I don't know if I would have dealt with that as well as you did. You are a saint.

  3. That is the funniest story ever!! You are way too nice! ...and I just saw you two days ago, and you look great! He is crazy.

  4. I am starting to feel like I have actually met Deb. I would have panicked if I had received that voicemail. She cracks me up. And as for Chuckie . . . I don't even know what to say except, ya gotta love blunt people!

  5. That is so funny! He MAY have actually meant that as a compliment! My students last year used to tell me I was too skinny and give me to donuts to try to "fatten me up," and in China, where I was considered big even when I was emaciated with a tapeworm inside of me, they used to say, "You are so fat and beautiful." Gee...thanks. :)

  6. HILARIOUS! I love Deb. Don't worry too much about that comment - you look great!

  7. People are in our lives for different reasons...I have a feeling Deb fulfills about a dozen reasons...not the least of which is learning to laugh at yourself. Oh my, now you can LIVE anywhere in the Church and we know you won't fall into the offended at the least thing category. But happily, I always knew that wasn't your style!


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