The question is: “What do you tell someone who asks, ‘Am I getting fat?'”
It’s not an easy question to tackle, let’s be honest. But it’s not an uncommon one to hear, especially for guys who probably get it a lot more often than they’d like.
I once asked my then-boyfriend (now-husband) if he would tell me the straight truth if I had gained weight. He said he would; I didn’t believe him. So we came up with a compromise: if either of us put on a few extra pounds, we’d say, “Well, it looks like everyone’s going on a diet. Including the dogs.”
So far, we haven’t had to say that. Yet.
So I’m summoning up the ladies who read this blog — and the men who have found tactful ways of answering this touchy question — to share your thoughts on this.
What’s the best way to deal with this question? Evade it? Use “fluffy” terms? Or tell the straight-up truth?