It appears that Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts believes that I'm fat. Ditto for the wellness group Shape Up RI, which just sent me an email insinuating that.
Now I know it's the time of year in which we all make resolutions, some good, some bad, some we keep, some we don't keep. A whole bunch of us have resolved that there be a little less of ourselves as soon as possible.
And I understand the basic premise of the mailing I received. We should all do whatever we can in order to get in better physical shape, to get as healthy as we possibly can. However, methinks the wording of the subject header -- Elizabeth Roberts Thinks You Belong In Shape Up RI -- was a little unwise.
ME? Just me? I "belong in Shape Up RI?"
I know I'm carrying around a little more weight than I was a few months back, and actually have embarked on a program to turn that around.
But I don't think I'm large enough to justify putting the word Goodyear or Goodrich on any part of myself. Also, I am hardly high enough up on the food chain (pardon the pun!) to have the Lt. Governor of my home state send me an email regarding what she thinks I should or should not do with respect to my physical plant.
I understand she's interested in health issues, and I understand the premise behind Shape Up RI. It's a successful venue that has helped many folks feel better in a whole bunch of ways.
That said, methinks someone should have thought twice with respect to that subject header -- maybe "Join Elizabeth Roberts as we Shape Up RI?" Just a suggestion.
Amen, and, well, maybe this time I shouldn't ask you to pass the mustard.