Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fatboy

Well, two days in the world of do-gooder non-profits and I've come to one conclusion.

I'm going to have to lose some weight.

These people are all so thin. And they never use the elevator. Which could be why they're so thin. Now, over in the government world, I could blend in. There were bigger fatassess and smaller fatassess than me, but there were fatasses none the less. Over here in do-gooder-dom, it's me. I'm the only fatass. And while nobody's said anything yet, I can tell they're thinking it;

"you know, all that extra food he eats could go to starving kids in Malawi...."

"if he'd just not take the elevator all the time, think of all the carbon he'd save from the power not necessary to lift his fatass...."

"what's that thing around his neck?"

Oh, yes, the last thought relates to dress code. I have gone from a place where arguably I was the worst dressed person, to being a veritable GQ cover boy. I've hit them with suits the first two days, worn the black leather wingtips, the whole nine yards. I don't think they know how to take it. I expect to see a sweater vest and a pair of earth shoes anonymously left on my chair one of these days...

So looks like we're going on another weight-loss jihad. Well, it was time anyway, holidays being over and all that. Looks like it's no elevator and nightly treadmilling for Kal. Wish me luck.

6 comments:

Harmonica Man said...

Hey Kal -

Nice to see things working out for you! You'll notice I'm taking a little break but I'm sure I'll be back before too long.

I seem to remember you were going to do the same thing. That was what, 3 weeks ago? Nice try :-)

Callie said...

Hey Kal!

Thanks for clueing me in on where to find you.

Don't worry about losing the weight. I'm in the same boat. Then again, you ARE younger than me, so it should be easier . . .

:-P

Hope all goes well in your new job.

Kal said...

HM: I noticed your sabbatical. Good luck, I'll miss you. And it's over-rated, I bet you'll be posting again in a week...

Callie: Oh, you're not that much older... I wonder if the new health plan covers lipo?

KaraMia said...

oh you're in a non profit..I love that. I would like to go that way myself..but not as a glorified office assistant.
as for the whole weight issue, i feel you, but i'm still taking the damn elevator..lol. when i take the stairs, I hit the fifth floor and then just collapse and wait for the crash cart to arrive

Dirty Gypsy said...

Kal! I'm so glad you're not gone that I could dance a jig. That's a form of exercise, right? :)

Good luck on your healthier-lifestyle endeavor. I'm sure it won't be too bad. Um, change is supposed to be good, or so I've heard...

Kal said...

First week there, down five pounds... This just might work out for the best.