Stop the Snark
July 5, 2012 9:11 AM Subscribe
A friend of mine recently started working at a gym. This gym offers "coaching" where employees/volunteers advise you on what to eat and your exercise habits. The issue with my friend is that she is constantly gossiping to me about clients and their weight/eating issues/laziness.
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My friend is a Former Fat Person and the level of body snark that she engages makes me really uncomfortable (As A Person Who Has Lost A Few Pounds But Could Lose A Few More But Is Also Kind of Happy The Way She Is). I've already learned not to engage her in this topic of conversation. If she brings it up, I change the subject or ignore her gossip. Her boyfriend has mentioned the inappropriateness of her remarks to her face.
What to do when she launches into a body snark rant or starts being crazy about food? Should I say something? Ignore her? Is this a common phenomenon among personal trainers/jock-types? I have a feeling she also snarks about me and my Life Choices behind my back. I also go to this gym so I know several of the people that she snarks about.