When I was at work tonight this really overweight old man started making small talk with me. I had no idea where the conversation was going. He started talking about not wanting to buy bad food but always doing it anyways. I am not overweight but I do worry about what I eat because I was bigger as a child so I told him I always have a hard time saying no to unhealthy food too (which is true).
His response really caught me off guard.
He said that I should not waste my life on things like eating bad food or worrying about money or stressing about the future and that it was important to stay healthy.
Then he said the strangest thing an old man has ever randomly said to me. He said I needed to stay in shape for “chasing the ladies or men or whatever you are in to”.
I am not a stereotypical gay man like you see in the media so he had no reason to suspect I might be gay. But this random old man felt like it was the right thing to do to not make assumptions about my sexual preference and support it no matter what it was.
It really made my day.