Saturday, June 27, 2015

Just let me be.....

Ok, I'm not the "normal" tug boat guy when it comes to eating. I try to eat somewhat healthy. Most tug boat people don't. And most are way over weight, and I could care less, I don't say a damn thing when a dozen donuts disappears from the galley in a 6 hour period.

So today, I sit down with my bowl of oatmeal and my fruit smoothie and start to eat. A fellow crew member was eating a frozen Philadelphia Cheese steak that came in a box and had to be thawed to eat. That alone will kill a large horse, not to mention the bag of chips he was sucking down, but I don't give a crap what other people eat. I just don't care. Just let me be.
Our conversation went like this:

275 lb deckhand: "What's that?"

Me: " Oatmeal....I hate the stuff."

275 lb deckhand: While stuffing his face with chips..."Then why do you eat it?"

Me: "It lowers my cholesterol."

275 lb deckhand: laughing hysterically AT ME, as he jams a grease laden roll into his mouth and takes another bite.

A few things crossed my mind. Punching him in the face was priority one, but I didn't. Having a conversation with him about his dietary habits and how it is killing him, was thought # 2. But I put on my big boy pants and just ignored him.

If they have burgers or steaks or a freekin pot roast, I get asked AGAIN AND AGAIN why I don't eat it. I don't ask them why they smother broccoli with velveta cheese!! I SHOULD BE THEO ONE ASKING THE DAMN QUESTIONS. A burger or a steak once in a while is not the end of the world, I get it, I just CHOOSE NOT TO EAT IT. LEAVE ME ALONE!!

This is nothing new. I like avocados..don't give me THAT LOOK when you see one on my plate.

Please just waddle back to the galley table and leave me the f*#^ alone.

Thank you for listening...I feel better.


Joey said...

6 HOURS??? What is WRONG with those people???? I can put away a dozen donuts in 60 minutes! REALLY????

ain't for city gals said...

This reminds me of one of the first sentences Christopher Hutchins said in the book God is not Great....just let me be! I don't care what you believe in...just let me be...