Something my host dad loves to ask me is “Cate, why don’t you eat more?” Then he follows it with, “You don’t like the food. You don’t want to get fat.” This is something I will never be able to escape no matter how hard I try. Yesterday, in fact, I told him I didn’t like this game because I can never win. Then this morning after eating more than I should have or wanted to, he asked me the same thing. My response? No host dad, I do not like the food. And I do not want to get fat. His response? Oh. Ok. Good.
And that was that. Silly torment has ended! … for today, at least!