Back in August 2009, I joined Weight Watchers. A year later, I made my goal weight and qualified for Lifetime membership. Awesome!
As a Lifetime member, I weigh in once a month and so long as I’m fewer than two pounds over my original goal weight, the month is “free” and I can attend as many meetings as I wish.
I had been going to a Tuesday night meeting after work. It started at 6 PM, which was handy for me, since I was off work by 5:30 PM. The location was very near to my office, so I was able to leave my desk and stand on the scale within twenty minutes.
Now that I work in a different location, the Tuesday night meeting is no longer convenient. Walking to work complicates matters, because I’d have to leave work, walk home, retrieve the car and slog through rush-hour traffic. I could probably get to the meeting before it ended at 6:30, though that would defeat the purpose.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that one of the ladies who works in the same giant suite as me also goes to the Tuesday night meetings!
I made some small talk, of course, before I approached her with my request. Perhaps, some random Tuesday when she was already going to the meeting, she could take me with her. She wouldn’t need to give me a lift home, because I could take the bus for the return trip.
OMG! It was as if I’d asked her to set her hair on fire!!! She started telling me about how her car was a death trap and was ready to break down AT THAT VERY MOMENT. She didn’t think it was a good idea for me to ride with her JUST IN CASE her car broke down.
Wouldn’t it be safer if you had someone in the car with you when your sled stopped rolling?
I thanked her for considering my request.