An open letter to the man who criticized me at the gas station for throwing away a McDonald's cup in the trashcan:
When you said, "you could change the way you look, you know, if you'd stop drinking those," there were a few things you didn't know.
One, that beverage receptacle previously held unsweet iced tea. Not sugary soda. Unsweet iced tea.
Two, your comment suggests I care about what you think.
Three, your comment suggests I don't care about my body or about my health.
Yes, I can change my body; it's kind of miraculous that way. I love my body for its infinite changeability.
Too bad there's nothing you can do to keep from being an asshole.