A coworker wandered by, saw my tasty lunch laid out on my desk.
“Oooh! What’s that?”
“Samosa-style twice baked potatoes, Chinese-style greens, and a Quorn Chik’n Patty.”
“Soooo,” my coworker drawled. “You’re fasting, huh?”
I blinked. That was totally out of left field.
And how, exactly, does one answer that? This is someone who is not under any impression I’m a saint (I had just told them yesterday the story about how, one time after my teenaged godbrother shot me in the head with a paintball gun, I hogtied him and left him in the woodpile for a while). And my religious practice is a deeply personal thing, I’m not comfortable about talking about it in public. I’d have been able to answer ‘What color are your knickers’ a lot easier.
I’m not going to tell you how I answered. Because it was more of a mumble than a definitive. How would you have dealt with this situation?