Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Napoleon V2, Aug 13, 2013.
soon the fat people will outnumber the humans
I just thought I’d share an experience that i had at work recently:
I am a counselor at a summer camp, and i work with the kindergarten class. The other day, we were walking the kids to the local pool for a field trip. We had just crossed a street when a woman on a golf cart crossed behind us. It caught the kids’ attention of course (“ooh, golf cart!” “why don’t we get to ride on a cart?” etc.etc.)
One girl, who was walking and holding my hand, turned and sort of whispered to me “Ewww fat!” I asked her why she said that she replied “I don’t like fat people.” I asked again, why she would say something like that. She seemed stumped for a moment then said “I don’t know, I just always see them and every time I see someone fat I just say ‘eww’, I don’t know why.”
This girl is five years old. It struck me that at such a young age kids already have such strong impressions of how they should look and what is acceptable and good in terms of appearances.
It seemed like the fact that she couldn’t come up with a real reason to dislike fat people shook her a bit, but I wouldn’t go so far as to hope that our little conversation changed her overall perception of fatness. i thought, in that moment, that she and most of the other children would grow up saying ‘Eww’ whenever they see someone who is significantly larger.
I thought about how I and everyone around me grew up the same way. Body acceptance is making headway but most grown men and women today are probably using the same thinking as their five-year-old selves, knee-jerking an “Ewww!” (perhaps internally) when a large person passes by.
the grandstand seats in Fenway were built for people of the 1920s. you sit next to a large person and you can't move
I took a flight back from Vegas once and this lady was in half my seat (srs).
how dare you have the audacity to even mention this!
CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!
So, Nicole has this jack-o-lantern basket full of halloween candy sitting on the edge of her desk. The thing is filled to the brim. Itâ€™s basically inviting anybody who walks by to take a piece for himself. One morning as I was walking in with a co-worker, he went to grab a piece of candy from the bowl. Nicole swatted at him with the force of a hundred sperm whales and snatched the candy back. I canâ€™t remember word for word what she said after that, but she went on a tirade about how that was her candy and how dare he try to take any. She brought a whole halloween bowl full of candy to the office, a month before halloween, just to eat it all herself. Well, she went on vacation for a couple days last week and this is what happened.
> she goes on vacation last week
> left her bowl of halloween candy that she wouldnâ€™t let anybody else eat
> decide itâ€™s time to prank
> take all the candy out, tape them all around the office. on walls, ceiling, under desks, behind monitors, EVERYWHERE
> leave her a note saying â€œthis is your punishment for getting angry when someone else wants your chocolate. stop being selfishâ€
> she got back on monday
> huffed and puffed and nearly blew the office down. storming all around delicately removing the tape from each piece of candy
> gets all but one of them that is in a super secret hiding spot
> she knows EXACTLY how many pieces of candy she left and is bitching about not having them all back
> i donâ€™t have a face to explain how hilarious it was that she counted her candy
> last piece of candy is taped behind the water cooler
> she only drinks diet coke
over/under on how many days it will take her to find the last piece? this will be sweet sweet revenge for all the fat shit shes pulled lately.
I didn't even say anything to her or the flight attendants. I was very nice
body mass is a social construct
Is America the only country that has fat poor people?
Mouse, one of these days you are going to get old and, if you aren't careful, may pack on a few pounds. I hope you remember how arrogant and unforgiving you were when you were young.
i stay fit
Living in poverty and food stamps.
and if I was fat I certainly wouldn't be blaming the world when I can't fit into a seat