Today's social dilemma is something that happened to me yesterday and I have to tell you, I was shocked by it. I think you know me well enough to know that I would never intentionally offend anyone. But then this happened. I told you yesterday that I was fasting for some medical tests I had to have. We've all had to do it and it's a pain because as soon as someone tells you can't eat, all you want to do is eat. Well, long story short, I had my medical tests around 11:30 and then met a friend for lunch at about 12:15. When we got to the restaurant, before we sat down, we were chatting and she asked about the tests and I said, who cares about the tests, I'm starving, I haven't eaten since last night. Well as my friend was laughing, a young woman came up to me, and said, "I just heard you say you were starving, but you're not starving, you're fine." I was so taken aback. All I could say was excuse me? And she said, you just said you were starving, but you're not starving. There are people in this world, some even here in the Capital Region that are truly starving, so you should never flippantly say, I'm starving. It's offensive. I was going to have a conversation with her about how I know about starving people, about the charities that I donate to, about helping out at a soup kitchen, but I opted to say I'm sorry and walk away. So here's the question. Do you think saying I'm starving is offensive? Is it something we should stop saying? I wasn't trying to be offensive, I was just really hungry. What do you think? Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.
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