May 7, 2009


Only yesterday my wife and I were standing in a line behind two women, either mother and daughter or sisters, when I casually mentioned to my wife to look at those two rather large women, in some disparaging manner. I cast the eye of intolerance right on me for saying it. Being overly obese is not a situation of choice I am sure, and if it could be changed easily it would be. The physical discomfort has to be huge and the social tsk tsk overheard by an overly large person must be heartbreaking. I offer no remedy here either for the obesity or the intolerence of the general populatin, but I hate it when I make remarks like that and make my poor wife an unwilling accomplice. Perhaps we have two groups of people who should try harder.

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