So you’ll never guess what happened to me today.
It all began when I made a quick trip to Target. Ok, alright, you probably could’ve guessed that!
I was simply killing timed before part deux of my day, so obviously I went to Target. I browsed, tried on some clothes (clearly fitness apparel) and grabbed what I needed for groceries.
I proceeded to the front of the store and chose the checkout line with the fewest people. Welp, mistake #1. Let’s just say there is a reason people weren’t going into this line. The cashier was taking ffoorreeverrrrrr. Making small talk, having issues ringing things up, bagging each item in it’s own bag.
I like to think I am a patient person. I don’t have road rage, I love kids and I enjoy teaching others! But, really… 20min to checkout with 5 things!
Back to my point.
I was checking out and for some reason the soup I was buying did not have a working bar code. The register kept coming up invalid. So my cashier is begins asking me and the lady behind me how much it cost.
Free? The lady happened to be purchasing soup too! It wasn’t the same brand, but I figured close enough, right?
“Mine is $1.52 each.” She said. “Thank you,” I said and continued to focus on my slow poke cashier.
And then she proceeded to say, “Mine is on sale AND it’s healthier than the one you chose.”
Did I just hear sirens? Are you the food police?
This is not the first time people have openly given out nutritional advice. Also, on the flip side I’ve been out and others have thought I was constantly monitoring their intake of food and beverages as well as their workout routine.
On a first date, mentioning you are a personal trainer… mistake #
If I’m on a date or in Target, chances are I don’t want to discuss nutritional facts or program design.
What do you think? Have you ever been seen as the “food police”, “workout police”, etc.? Have you ever felt like you had defend your food/fitness to another?
No flashing lights here,
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of fitness professionals speak of this.