11 May Is Your Wife Eating all Your Food?
Is it just Samoans who like to comment loudly on peoples appearance, specifically their weight? When someone hasnt seen me in awhile its always, “Ua e lapo’a” ie you’re so fat!
It goes the other way too, they tell my Ironman athlete husband “Ua e ma’i?” ie you’re so thin you look sick. Do you have AIDS? (yes people really say things like that) They also tell him he shouldnt run so much because its bad for him, especially at his age.
And then when we are together somewhere, the more wittier people will laugh and exclaim, “Is your wife eating all your food?!…Doesn’t your wife cook enough food for you?”
And 9 times out of 10, the people making these observations are twice as large as I am. And telling the Hot Man he looks sick – when they are battling diabetes, high blood pressure and other health problems related to poor diet and lack of exercise.
Is this a “thing” in other cultures? Why do you think its a “thing” with us Samoans? Has it happened to you?