Along with many others, this past weekend I headed homeward for (Real) Thanksgiving and into the inviting arms and supportive criticism of my loving family.
Upon meeting my dad at my uncle's house, the conversation quickly shifts as he inquires about my gaining of weight. As I proudly announce my 10lb gain, he turns to me with a look of disgust and says "Man, you're gonna grow up to be fat and ugly..." Needless to say, I quickly informed my father that he would continue to get old and weak, and I would be big and strong, proceeding to lift up my shirt and stick out my stomach as far as possible, patting it for him.
Then, shortly after I expressed my intrest in transitioning to geared lifting, he began to rant about how gear does all the lifting and hes "All natural BABY!" Needless to say I had a good laugh about that as he continued to bash my goals in life.
Although I am used to these remarks from him and most of my family, it got me thinking how directly insulting that statement is. I certainly don't have many friends who's dads call them fat and ugly.
I'm sure many of you are used to recieving and brushing off such remarks but is it actually that straight foreward?