I was drinking a Vitamin Water at work and my boss gave me a lecture about how I shouldn't because she considers them unhealthy.
I laughed it off by saying, "yeah, they taste pretty bad, too, but since I had an upset stomach the doctor told me to have this." That was true, they contain electrolytes so you don't get dehydrated. My boss was very insistent so clearly I have to hide my food and drink from her.
I told DH about this because I thought it was way over the line. He thinks Americans behave like that (i.e. telling others what is healthy or criticizing their diet), and it happens to him all the time. I think that you can tell your family/spouse/BFF that, but really not someone at work.
Just wondering: is this a common behavior I just never noticed before? What's your take? Normal concern or crossing boundaries?