Plus ça change...

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.