Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Funny Conversation With A Non-Client

Over the weekend I had a very funny conversation with a friend of a friend. Now when I'm not training, I don't try to be everyone's trainer or Bible thump about fitness believe it or not. When I'm not working, I'm just me and I leave all that rhetoric for my blog or for the gym. And even if I am at the gym, I won't go over and correct someone's form unless they ask me to. I'm not one who is a Personal Trainer 24 hours a day. I just live my lifestyle. So with that said I had this conversation with this girl who had no idea I was a trainer nor did I ever bring it up.

GIRL
(proud of herself)
I ate so healthy today.
ME
Oh yeah? What did you have?

GIRL
I ate vegetables.

ME
Vegetables? I thought eating vegetables was just normal. Don't most people eat vegetables? It's like our most abundant food source.

GIRL
No. And this was raw. We had Soup Plantation.

ME
Soup Plantation is healthy? 

GIRL
Of course.

ME
So you had salad?

GIRL 
Yes. And I never eat vegetables.

ME
So what do you eat?

GIRL
I eat carbs a lot. I love carbs.

ME
But vegetables ARE a carb.

GIRL
No it's not. I eat stuff like pasta and potatoes.

ME
Potatoes are a vegetable.

GIRL
No it's not. People think that but it's not. It's something else.

ME
Well it's either a vegetable, fruit, fungus, or meat.

GIRL
It's none of those.

ME 
Well it is a root vegetable. A tuber. A very starchy vegetable but still a vegetable.

GIRL
It's not. I'm gonna Google it and prove you wrong.

ME
Unless you discover a whole new type of food, I don't see what else it could be.

GIRL
Woah you are like trying to be an encyclopedia. Let me look online and prove you wrong.

I never told her what I did and dropped it at that. I was pretty amused and shocked at the same time, people's ideas of food and the lack of education on it. The scariest part is she knows a little, and there are others who know even less. 

I know some people who refuse to eat any vegetable or fruit. They think they are highly picky and have a refined palette and vegetation just does not taste good. I tell them they are eating at a 1st grade eating level and have a gutter palette. If it was converted to reading, they would barely be literate.

Don't read or eat at a elementary school level.
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