Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obesity Is A Private Matter

I heard this second hand. My brother-in-law teaches in a school with some ladies who have weight issues. Read on to understand what "weight issue" really means....

Standing in the copy room one day, two of theses ladies were discussing how their obesity creates personal hygiene challenges...loud enough that the following exchange was clearly heard.

"You know how hard it is to wash under your rolls?"
"Sometimes I just can't for a while, but if I don't it starts to smell." (Picks up roll of fat -- apparently known in medical circles as an "apron" -- to demonstrate)

My brother-in-law may never recover from the odor or the visual trauma.


Jacob said...

Oh man, that's horrible. I've worked with some individuals of substantial excess weight and they never bother me as long as they don't complain about my weight. If you don't care you're fat, I don't care you're fat (unless you're sitting next to me in the coach section of the airplane). What does bug me are the people like the one I once worked with who was a rather huge lady whose weight gave her some significant health problems. She always complained about being overweight and how hard it was to lose it, usually while eating a Monster biscuit from Hardees. Sure, the biscuits at Hardees are quite tasty. I used to eat them occassionally myself before the one in our town closed up shop, but then I'm not hundreds of pounds overweight or suffering from any health problem due to my weight. I also don't complain that it's hard to lose weight.

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