@SidAndFinancy @blueblazes Ah ha ah ha! I've heard of them, but never paid attention to what they were peddling. I will avoid. (Randomly, I did wander over to the Medifast website and think that their chocolate shake on the frontpage looked awfully good, but not for nutritional reasons.)
"We women always want to explain everything. More words! Surely more words will solve this problem! Men know better. When people ask most men to commit to something they don’t want to commit to, or to discuss something they don't want to discuss, they fucking sit there and say nothing. They never explain shit, those smug rats! They never throw good words after bad when they can choose to remain vaguely disapproving and enigmatic instead.
And they never get blamed for anything that way! We get blamed and blamed and blamed, because we can't shut up. We try to make stuff better by apologizing, analyzing, comparing, and along the way we nail ourselves to the wall like specimens. No!"
As someone who's currently working on no longer NAILING HERSELF TO THE WALL with her overabundance of words, this hits so beautifully close to home. Damn, dudes. Teach me your sekrits, I needs them.
I'm also guessing Letter Writer #1 is discussing Beach Body and Shakeology. I've had people try to convert me to that, once on a dating site, no less ("You're attractive! Let's date! But while we're on the subject wouldn't you like to be *more* attractive?".) It definitely has the fine scent of Pyramid-Scheme/Cult to it! And, hell, I love me some Chalene Johnson action, so I give Beachbody money anyways.
(Or is there *another* insidious shake society I don't know about?)