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If I was fat, I'd sit on all of you!!

  • Apr. 11th, 2009 at 1:10 PM
Some people have the tendency to put on weight even though their food intake is low, while some tend to remain thin and look like stick figures. There are also a microscopically small handful who can eat what they feel like and maintain a fairly well balanced coating of fat and muscle.

I'm one of those people with a high metabolic rate. Add to that, my insomnia and you have a thin guy who looks like two arms and legs made hastily out of hangar-wire.

I can't put on weight even if I really try hard to do so. :( It's NOT cool, and it's not fun. There's a stigma around the globe when it comes to fat people, but since there are so many of them (roughly 80% of the population in the more developed nations consists of the mildly obese to the super-heavy weights), they've become an un-detachable part of the world we've come to believe, surrounds us. There are so many people out there who are overweight, that they've become a staple in our daily lives. If you were to walk down the street and find no fat people, you'd do a back-flip out of sheer terror!

Being miserably thin as I am, has a different level of acceptance. Here's what I face every day.. When I leave for work in the morning, I'm usually focused upon by passers by, way longer than is considered decent. Once I get to work, he security guard says I'm thin. The receptionist who greets me with a smile and a Good morning (that sounds so terribly forced) tells me that she wished I would take some of her fat (not sure what she means, but it's gross, I know). As I take the lift to my floor, I'm usually alone, but sometimes, there's someone in the lift with me, and they invariably have those hungry eyes shimmering with restrained tears.

Once I start working in earnest, some of the companies partners and other random folk who I gotta interact with show up. This is not a thrilling time. Some have the sense to keep their vile mouths shut. But most of them can't help squealing (it literally sounds like a squeal!!) "Gosh! You're so thin!! You should put on some weight! Don't you eat any food at all? Eat something.. Have bananas and milk..". They have no idea how damn out-casted I feel when they do that. Even people on the over-heavy side do it without caring a rats ass about how I would feel. For gods sake, I hardly even know them!

If I saw a fat guy and went around telling them in a high pitched whine "Gosh! You're so fat!! Why don't you just stop eating!", I'd probably lose my job within a few minutes at most.

That's weight discrimination. :( And I hate it. I'm not complaining so much as letting fly a random rant though. :) I have met some amazing people. Some of them BIG, some of them small. Some of them huge, and less than a handful of the thin.

Why don't people get it? Fat or thin, they're people right!! Right??

They're gonna hate me for this one. :) Hehe!




angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 11th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Actually, I did. But it was the act of pointing it out that brought on the image. :)

I'm not sure that's totally accurate though.. When it comes to this subject, my self-image takes no beating. But though I can't think of an example of something else offhand, but I'm sure I'm not perfect on that front.

p.s.: Sometimes, they do.
sepiaverse wrote:
Apr. 11th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
k :)

p.s. - we'll see.
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 12th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)

p.s: you tempt me.
sepiaverse wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
to shut up and prove your point? ;)
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Well, something on those lines. :) But me not gonna shut up to prove a point. or so I'm hoping. :)

I'd only really shut up if I suffered from brain-freeze. That happens a lot of late btw. :)
subtle_blues wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
he never shuts up :P
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 14th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Tum bhi!? :-o

*sheds tears in the corner*