For those of you that haven't had the pleasure of eating a Cinnabon, they're huge cinnamon rolls completely COVERED in butter, cinnamon, and gooiness. They're exceedingly bad for your health, but so good to eat. It's not a treat I give myself everyday. In fact, I think it's only an airport thing and I hadn't had one in probably a year and a half? Maybe even more.
Being 30 weeks pregnant, I decided this was about as great of an excuse to get a Cinnabon as possible. I got water as well, to even out the evilness (ok, it didn't even come close to evening it out, but we women have to be irrational sometimes right?) and enjoyed my treat.
I sent this picture to my Dad and brother (both big Cinnabon fans, especially my brother) and said "stuck in Dallas for an hour ... what to do what to do"
As I was typing this text message, this complete stranger came up to me and said:
"Don't you think it's a pretty bad idea to be feeding something with so much sugar to your unborn child?"
I wish I was kidding. I wish I was making this crap up. But she SERIOUSLY asked me that.
I was sitting at one of those high top tables and about 10 other people heard. Their jaws nearly dropped to the floor.
You're probably wondering "what did Ms. Opinionated Lawyer Cristy say in response?" I have to admit, I wasn't nearly as mean as I should have been. I think I was in a greater state of shock more than anything.
I just responded:
"Ma'am, I exercise regularly while pregnant and when not pregnant. I think life is about moderation and I decided this would be my treat."
But I could have said SO many other things. This lady, not to sound rude, but I mean, she insulted me so can't I be insulting in return, was rather large herself and she wasn't pregnant. Nothing wrong with that, but who is she to be judging me? If she had seen me eating TEN of them, that's one thing, but if nobody ate cinnamon rolls, the world would be a VERY sad place! I'm doing my part to contribute to the happiness of the world!!!
So things I could have said:
"Mind your own damn business."
"I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you, I was stuffing my face with unhealthy food and laughing at how much it was hurting the baby inside of me!"
"Hey lady, you look like you've had a few of your own cinnamon rolls in the past!"
But I didn't. I said the moderation thing. and it was the best answer. I didn't stoop to her level. I didn't want to make her feel crappy. But truth be told? I didn't feel crappy at all for eating it!
Life is about moderation. And if we can't have a Cinnabon every now and then, then we are taking life WAY too seriously.