And Mrs Porkchop gets the same baggage allowance as me, so if I choose to bring an extra 10Kg with me - in my bag instead of in my body - I have to pay more. How fair is that?
No, I don’t like fat people. I don’t mean obese people, there’s a difference and you don’t see many here anyway. I mean ordinary fat people, the ones that are always going on and on about how I can’t eat this or that 'cos it’ll make me look like them. The ones that meander around the MRT station at half-speed, getting in my way 'cos they’re too heavy to walk like they’re going somewhere.
But that’s just my opinion and it’s only 'cos of their behaviour. It has nothing to do with my not being able to handle their different physical characteristics.
I know, or have known, plenty of people who are naturally ‘stout’, and no amount of exercise or fasting is going to make them look like me. It doesn’t make them bad people, or mean that we can’t be friends. Fat chicks can be really good in bed too!
If one of my friends started saying such openly discriminatory things I would have to give them a hard time. To do otherwise is to let stupidity and ignorance prevail. It means to be friends with someone who is openly derogatory about people that I am quite fond of.
How can you possibly continue to be friends with such a person? My mother is fat, and saying so would be a very good way to cause the other person to think about what they are saying. Of course they will try to backpeddle, but it won’t change the fact that they have just grievously insulted me and they know it.
So what if she’s had several kids? She’s still yucky in your friend’s eyes. So what if she’s as perfect a being as existed until she gave birth to me? Your friend still hates her. Hold on to that line of debate for a whole minute and your friend will have changed her opinion or vowed never to speak to you again.
I heard a few years ago of a gym in San Francisco? that advertised itself with the slogan “When the aliens land they’re going to eat the fat people first!” Apparently they were picketed by wobblebottoms until they changed it.