I do not make a good pillow.
Probably a similar experience.
It really doesn't look that bad when you see me in person. But that's because I try and cover it up by wearing baggy pants and dress shirts. It's like a pufferfish blowing itself up to make it look bigger than it really is.
And it works too. I always win at those Guess Your Weight games. The clothes add 10-20 points to my frame. So I guess that's always an advantage.
And then someone comes over to give me a hug and the facade is gone. My shirt squishes down to my body and it reveals my true nature.
Not so big are you now?
This point was further driven in the other day when I needed to buy a new suit. I've had this suit since about Junior High so it's about time. People will generally have to buy new dresses and suits as they grow older. Usually because of an expanding waistline or something to that effect.
My old suit doesn't fit because I've lost so much weight.
The thing is ridiculously baggy when I put it on. The coat looks too big, I need a belt to hold the pants up, the original vest doesn't even fit me anymore, etc.. I'm not saying skinny guys can't look good in suits, but when it's not nice and tight, you look kind of silly. Like a clown almost.
What really honed the point in was when the salesperson measured my waist. It was kind of comical the way she said my waist was 28 inches.
That bolt is 28 inches.
So, I need to stop looking like an anorexic Korean boyband member. Keep trying to gain muscle. I can do nearly 40 consecutive push-ups now but I'm thinking it may be time for me to start going to a gym.
I wouldn't look forward to that though. I haven't been to a gym in ages and I don't enjoy working out in the presence of others. It just feels weird when everyone else is really bulky. Yeah, I'm a touch self-conscious.
Yeah, kind of intimidating.
Ah well, maybe it's not such a bad thing being a skinny guy. I do get abs by default.
Who am I kidding. Time to find a way to hit the gym again as soon as possible.