Went into an in-store cafe to treat myself to a black coffee. Was served it and then had the following conversation.
Server : Is that all or can I tempt you with one of our cakes or muffins.
Me: No thanks, that's fine.
Server : Oh, ok here then and puts shortbread type cookie on my saucer.
Me : No thanks, don't waste that. I won't be eating it.
Server : But it's free!
Me : (thinking to avoid an argument) It's ok I'm gluten free.
Server : Oh, no problem I can get you a gluten free one.
Me : (wishing I'd never brought it up) No thanks, honestly don't bother.
Server : Oh you people that stick to your new year's diet.
Me : I'm not actually on a diet.
Server : What! You're not on a diet and you still don't want this even though it's free??
You guys. Are you ready for the best story ever? ARE YOU?
Tonight boyfriend I went over to a friend's house for dinner. This friend knows I am doing Whole 30 and is bemused by it, but has been supportive. She made a dish served over couscous, but made sure she cooked everything else with nothing I couldn't have, and I just brought cauliflower rice to go on mine.
Friend has a four year old daughter. This is relevant.
So we're all chatting before dinner, and me doing the Whole 30 comes up, and friend's husband is giving me grief about it, and like a million times in the conversation, "whole wheat" comes up with reference to the couscous. He's saying things like "but it's whole wheat," and "whole wheat is good for you," and whole wheat whole wheat whole wheat ad nauseum.
So we sit down to dinner, and the four year old takes one look at the couscous and starts to cry. Husband shoots me this dirty look and I'm like DUDE I didn't say anything to your kid, I would never, and so he says, "Baby, the couscous is so good, it's whole wheat."
Kidlet cries harder. Dad says, "Why don't you want to eat the good whole wheat, is it because Miss Ali isn't eating it?"
"NO," sobs the kidlet, "THAT'S WHAT GOES IN THE KITTY POTTY."
They use this: http://www.swheatscoop.com/our-products/original-formula/