I was in a full day meeting at work today, and I was so entertained how people were trying to use my T1D as an excuse to take a lunch break (and a break from the meeting) without them being the ones to cry uncle for lunch first…
2 hours into meeting:
Coworker A: “Oh, Allison, you probably need to eat now, don’t you?”
Me: “Nope. I’m good.”
3 hours into meeting:
Coworker B: “Oh, wow, we better take a break so Allison can eat.”
Me: “No, really, I’m good. But if you need a break…”
Coworker B: “Well, I think we really should just in case…”
This is amazing!
I can see people plotting their deployment of this strategy. Workplace diversity is strengthened by people’s desire to have an excuse for meeting interruptions.
This is almost as bad as me occasionally relying on EH for snacks because I’m hungry and he’s usually got some form of food on him at all times.
Sounds like a a short story that they should have worked up into a whole show for the Office.
Oh there’s way more fodder for a sitcom than this scenario…this scenario wouldn’t get to the top of the pile until at least four seasons in…
I still get this from well meaning older people in my life who learned about Type 1 diabetes in the 1960s and 1970s
In their defence, in the 1980s when I was on 1 or 2 shots of R/NPH and on the eat-now-or-die diet plan, this was actually a real thing - I needed to eat at fixed time.
I recall going to events with a buffet (like a wedding) where I, the diabetic, was always the first person at the buffet so I could eat before I went low Now I have no excuses for being first in line at the buffet
Well sure you do, but it is now called gluttony, and you are just like the rest of us eager beavers.