May 25, 2011

5 Things Not to Say to a Fat Person

My mom is celebrating a month without smoking cigarettes!  Woo hoo!  She recently posted this article on Facebook.  It got me thinking.  Maybe it's my duty as an outspoken fat person to get the word out. 

There are some fat-haters out there.  I don't mean people who don't like their own fat.  I mean people with a real hatred and disgust for fat people themselves.  At a popular website for angry ranters (that I'm not going to link to because I don't want to promote it), there are 3 pages devoted to fat-haters.  That's as many pages as there are for criminals, liars, and rude people combined.

I had a hunch, so I looked at the other categories.  Nope.  There are no categories for any religious or ethnic groups, for gay people (though there is one for heterosexuals), or for disabled people.  So the powers that be at this website obviously made an attempt at political correctness.

This is an illustration of the fact that fat is still fair game.

Therefore I find it necessary to post a political correctness guide for the unenlightened.


Don't say these things to a fat person.  We might sit on you.

5.  You'd have more energy if you'd lose some weight.

Perhaps.  OR maybe I'm depressed or have anemia or a vitamin D deficiency or an autoimmune disease.  Or maybe I didn't sleep well last night.  Fat people have issues that aren't weight-related just like skinny people do.

4.  You just need to develop self-control with food and get off the couch.

And you need to develop self-control with what you say and get off my back.  We all have our crosses to bear.

3.  Fat people die earlier than skinny people.

Except for all those skinny people who are already dead.  They died before me.   

2.  Did you see how FAT that woman is?!

Yes, it's like looking in a mirror.  What's your point?

1.  You're such a pretty girl.  It's a shame you're fat.  

You're so perceptive.  It's a shame you're an ass.

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  1. I love this blog. I love your thought patterns, too! xo

  2. P***ing myself laughing@ Good on ya!

  3. LOL! I love your blog! It makes me feel like I have a friend in my head! LOL! I'm not very tactful and I do end up saying some of the things which you pointed out. My husband's the guilty one of constantly telling me if I would "work along side him outside" I would loose weight, and my back wouldn't hurt so bad! The thing is he's overweight also! Don't ya just love it?

    God Bless,

  4. Hey Danielle! Your "Follow Me" widget doesn't work. I wanted to follow, but it won't click.

    God BLess,

  5. Why thank you, ladies!

    PJ, I know. I don't know what's up with the Follow feature! I've noticed the same problem on other Blogger blogs this week. What's up with that?!