Two girls talking during the lunch break in office:
X: Hey, I was watching T.V. yesterday night and I saw Adnan Sami’s show.
Y: Hey, I saw that too. How cute Adnan looks in that? Doesn’t he?
X: Yeah, he has reduced so much. I could barely recognize him!
Y: I heard he has reduced more than 100 kgs.
Y: Yeah, didn’t you know? It was in the papers!
X: No, I didn’t yaar. I missed it.
Y: He weighed around 200 kgs before. Now he has come down to less than 100 kgs.
X: Wow, man! Isn’t that great?
Y: Really yaar!
X: I wish I knew how he did that! 100 kgs! (Raises her eyebrows in a look of amazement)
Y: Must have required a lot of willpower.
X: And here I am, struggling to lose even 2 kgs!
Both giggle, then eat their lunch in silence.
After some time,
Y: You know there’s VLCC just behind our office?
X: VLCC? As in the fitness centre?
Y: Yeah, that’s the one.
X: Yes, I know. What about it?
Y: Why don’t you join there? One of my friends did and lost around 10 kgs.
X: You know, you have to do a lot of exercises and dieting and all that.
Y: Yeah, but you have to do it if you want to lose weight, na?.
X: I don’t have the patience or the willpower of that sort yaar!
Y: Just get started yaar! Everything will work out on its own!
X: And what if I gain back all that I have lost? Is there any guarantee for that?
Y: No one can give you such a guarantee. It is up to you to lose it and keep it off.
X: (In an indignant tone) So you are saying that I should spend 10000 bucks to go on a starvation diet, keep counting calories and exercise all the time and make myself miserable?
Y: Hey, why are you looking at it that way?
X: What is the other way to look at it?
Y: Think that you are spending money because you want to look good. And once you make exercising a routine, you won’t feel that way about it.
X: So you want me to join VLCC at any cost? (glares at Y) What pleasure does it give you?
Y: I didn’t mean it that way. I just said it for your own good.
X: You implied that I am fat and that I don’t look good.
Y: Didn’t you say that you would like to lose weight?
X: Yeah, but I don’t think I am THAT fat!
Y: But, ……..
She is interrupted by X.
X: I expected you to say, “You look good just the way you are. You don’t need to reduce.” Instead you give me all this gibberish.
Y: O.K. Don’t join it if you don’t want to.
X: That is not the point. The point is that you think I look fat and ugly. Why don’t you have a good, hard look at yourself first?
Y: Myself? What do you mean?
X: Why? You have put on weight in the last few months. Instead of wasting your time in giving unsolicited advice, why don’t you join VLCC yourself?
Y: How dare you say that? I thought you were a good friend of mine.
X: Same here. But you proved to be just as bitchy as the others.
Y: Mind your language!
X: I don’t want to talk to you ever again!
Y: Neither am I interested.
And both stomp off angrily to their respective desks.