Irony Supplement, Part 8

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Irony Supplement, Part 8

This edition of Irony Supplement is a bit subtler than most, and would probably be indecipherable to anyone who hasn’t been in face-to-face contact with me over the last few months.

The irony of this photo is that, after three-plus months and almost thirty pounds of hardcore dieting, I can finally fit into my Krispy Kreme T-shirt.

I was totally stunned while poring over the selection at my friendly neighborhood donutorium at the relatively, um, “narrow” bandwidth of shirt sizes available for purchase. Why would an establishment dedicated to the distribution of sucrose-and-emulsified-fat-pods limit the size of their shirts to extra extra large? Don’t they realize that a good portion of their clientele start at double-X and work their way up? (Not coincidentally, with a little help from their very own yummy oleaginous comestibles?)

On the other hand, perhaps there is a method to Krispy Kreme’s madness. They may have decided—not without merit—that a three-hundred-fifty-pound guy in a 5XL KK shirt doesn’t convey quite the corporate message they’re looking for.

6 Responses to “Irony Supplement, Part 8”

  1. Susan's friend, Anne Says:

    Irony noted, but you look great! So do I, actually, being 25 pounds lighter myself.

    We. So. Rock.

  2. Uncle Andrew Says:

    Hey Anne, thanks! And congrats as well! How has the weight loss affected your back problem?

  3. Susan's friend, Anne Says:

    Back problem is still there but more random(?). It used to happen only when I exercised. Now it
    also happens when I’m least expecting it, in addition to *sometimes* when I exercise. I’m
    kind of doing a “wait and see,” given that it doesn’t happen often, and it’s only irritating
    (not debilitating) when it does happen. And the sports-medecine guy’s first response was Advil
    or similar. Sounds like until it’s bad enough that OTC painkillers aren’t enough, he’s not that

  4. Susan's friend, Anne Says:

    BTW, “least expecting it” can include (but may not be limited too) sitting in a meeting–
    not moving at all, you understand. It twinges for a few seconds, then relaxes, then doesn’t
    show up again for hours, days, weeks. I’m stumped.

  5. Susan's friend, Anne Says:

    Um, “may not be limited to.”

  6. Uncle Andrew Says:

    I can picture a universe in which the weight loss has changed the way that the inflamed nerves are (or aren’t) compressed by movement, position, etc. Backs are tricky, finicky things, they are….

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