Just because you’re 5’2″ and weigh 300 lbs does not mean you are entitled to sit in the priority seating area on the bus; that section is for elderly and disabled citizens. Being lazy and lacking self control does not afford you special privileges. Good god people. Lower the fork, get off the couch, and get some exercise. You don’t need to look like Barbie but you shouldn’t be triple your recommended body weight either. Take some pride in yourself.
Now I realize some people have actual medical reasons for being overweight, and that’s an entirely different story so don’t count me as being a total bitch because of what I said here. I think America has a severe food addiction problem that we are ever so obliging in sweeping under the rug. Lets focus on the alcoholics and drug addicts while half of America eats themselves to death. Great idea.
If you’re reading this and think I’m only seeing half the picture and speaking entirely out of line, well, you are more than welcome to your own opinion. I can’t obviously express all of my sentiments about food issues in a short blog posting. I’m well aware how many factors affect people’s weight and eating habits, including psychological and environmental. In my mind, aside from the vast array of various issues pertaining to this subject, people’s lack of control with food, or use of it to aid their psychological state, is a real problem in America (and perhaps other countries). I commonly refer to the over eating that goes on in this country as the Fat American Syndrome. Portions typically served in American restaurants clearly speak this notion for me; they are way too large. While children are starving in Africa you can, on most major highways in the south, get a 72oz steak for free if you can eat it all. So not only are we slowly poisoning ourselves with massive quantities of food, but we are depriving children from any nourishment at all. I also have several years of personal experience witnessing food addiction so don’t judge me too harshly if you feel I don’t know what I’m talking about because I’m obviously not somebody this blog posting would pertain to.