8 Scenarios Only Skinny People Will Understand
By Patti Sunio
1. Strangers comparing and measuring your body parts.
I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of random people (yes, even the ones you’ve just met!) measuring your wrist or your arm without your consent. And it’s funny when they begin making approximate comparisons, such as “hita mo, braso ko na!” or “kalahati ka lang ni [insert name of overweight person]”. LOL, really??
2. Effortlessly squeezing in wherever.
You smirk at “waluhan” or “sampuhan” jeeps because no matter the seat count, you’ll definitely fit in. Sometimes, you can squeeze yourself into the tiniest inch on the jeepney seat that’s probably just worth P4 instead of the regular P8.
Likewise, when it’s rush hour and sardinas-like on the MRT, you can be the last passenger to get in. As the buzzer beeps and the doors are about to close, you’ll glide your way through the last, teeny tiny spot like it’s nothing.
3. Constantly being asked if you eat.
From classmates to co-workers, you’ve heard of this all too often: “kumakain ka ba?” But seriously, there are many other factors contributing to thin-ness other than food, like eating habits, food choices, genetic makeup, amount of daily activity and movement, metabolism, et cetera. While food is a huge factor, it’s not all there is to it.
4. Shocking people with your visible bones and joints.
To you it’s normal, to the world it’s a revelation. “OMG, buto yan?” they say, pointing at the joints near your elbows or the ones on your knees. The same reaction is elicited when they hug you and feel your bony self or when you bare your abs and they see a slight glimpse of your rib cage. Like, OMG!!!!!