December 2, 2009, - 1:17 pm
Check out this photo, below, allegedly shot by a stewardess–I mean, flight attendant–on an American Airlines flight aboard a 757. It was sent to Kieran Daly and his Unusual Attitude aviation blog. THIS is why people are anti-fat people. It’s also why humane airlines force fat people to buy two tickets, a policy which some airlines hilariously call their “People of Size” policy. Can you imagine being forced to sit next to this dude? I once had to sit next to a morbidly obese woman like this on a bus, and I thought I was gonna die. I had to do contortions the other way to fit in my seat and not be squeezed against her enormous hips and butt. GUH-ROSS.
What if he’d been given the middle seat on a full flight? And what if there’s an emergency and people need to get off the flight. Try getting passed his aisle blockage. The airlines must be happy there are no longer meals or free snacks on most domestic flights because I don’t think the food tray had any chance of squeezing past him down the aisle.
And please don’t give the BS about glands and heredity. My response to that is, why are Asians so thin (other than Sumo wrestlers), and then when they come to America and get acculturated to the fast food culture some of them get fat? It’s not genes or glands. It’s learning to control your appetite and diet and taking a brisk walk outside once in a while if you can’t afford a gym membership.
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