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Old 01.12.2015, 20:01
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Overweight Haters Ltd

Based on some of the diet and foot topics, I believe that there might be a few folks here who might be tempted to set up a Swiss Chapter...

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...ers-ltd-police

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Old 01.12.2015, 20:14
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

Sounds like Donald Trump campaign material, along with the disabled, Blacks, Mexicans, Muslims etc..
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Old 02.12.2015, 07:11
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

The person who handed me one would find his cards all folded and spiky somewhere up his central orifice.
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Old 02.12.2015, 09:21
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

I wonder if the reaction would be the same if card were handed out to smokers?
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Old 02.12.2015, 09:23
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

Have you tried squeezing onto a crowded tube train, in rush hour?

They were designed for people out of Lowry's world and not lardarses.
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Old 02.12.2015, 09:34
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Have you tried squeezing onto a crowded tube train, in rush hour? . . .
Indeed. I certainly would not hand out any offensive cards, but I must admit that when I am sitting on a train with one of the few empty places next to me and I see a huge bulk, clearly looking for a seat, and shuddering in my direction, I become overcome with anxiety.
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Old 02.12.2015, 09:46
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

Every day on my commute home there's a huge guy who needs two seats, but if there's a single seat, he'll grab it. It's absolutely intolerable to have that guys arm, stomach, and legs smashed up against me and spilling over onto me. I feel bad for the guy, to a point, but I feel worse for the people he sits next to..
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I wonder if the reaction would be the same if card were handed out to smokers?
I guess they could set fire to it.

Eating it just wouldn't have the same impact
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Old 02.12.2015, 09:55
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

There is being a bit rotund, a bit chunky, carrying a few extra pounds, a keen fan of cakes/pies/beer/pizza/chocolate and there is grotesquely obese.

The "victim" in this case was more into the first category than the latter but the "fat slide" is, well, um, well greased, and pretty soon she could nudge into the latter.

As much as we'd like to get all PC and say everyone is equal, and we should all respect each other etc etc etc, in general we don't want to be sat next to someone overflowing into the next seat, we want to be able to shuffle past someone in a tube carriage without the risk of landing in the Japanese schoolgirl tourist's lap (that's just a bit too pervy) and we want to feel that every one is making a little bit of an effort to allow the most number people on - unlike Zurich trams where the door is crowded and the corridors empty!!

I'm not sure the "Happy Fatties" are doing a great service to people - yes we should all feel comfortable in our skin - but there comes a time when someone has too much skin and has become way too comfortable.

(And before you groan - at least I'm not advocating they get herded up and shot )
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

I agree so much with what the card says, being fat is not a disease and the card might be rough but it's a refreshing reaction against the politically correct acceptance of a "fat condition"
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Old 02.12.2015, 10:06
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I agree so much with what the card says, being fat is not a disease and the card might be rough but it's a refreshing reaction against the politically correct acceptance of a "fat condition"
'Politically correct'. Haha
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

Next stage: if you're looking a little scruffy, harassed, malnourished in a public area, if you don't wield an iPhone and a sense of entitlement, expect to receive the following card:

Poor Haters Ltd
It's really not bad luck, it's entirely your own financial mismanagement...

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Old 02.12.2015, 10:27
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Next stage: if you're looking a little scruffy, harassed, malnourished in a public area, if you don't wield an iPhone and a sense of entitlement,
I couldn't believe it - last night I was sat on the tram with someone with an iPhone4!
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Old 02.12.2015, 10:29
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Based on some of the diet and foot topics, I believe that there might be a few folks here who might be tempted to set up a Swiss Chapter...

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...ers-ltd-police

"Transport for London and British Transport police have urged commuters to come forward if they have received so-called fat-shaming postcards on the tube."

What the hell. The police actually get involved in such things? How did the UK turn into a big giant parochial school?
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Old 02.12.2015, 10:30
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

It's a hoax.
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Old 02.12.2015, 10:39
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I agree so much with what the card says, being fat is not a disease and the card might be rough but it's a refreshing reaction against the politically correct acceptance of a "fat condition"
Bullying behaviour is a refreshing reaction? Nice.

I wonder if people who condone this would also stand outside pubs and clubs at closing time handing out cards about the cost to the health service of drunkenness? Thought not.

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It's a hoax.
Not surprised, since anyone handing out such cards would likely be assaulted at some point.
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Not surprised, since anyone handing out such cards would likely be assaulted at some point.
Agreed, since reading this thread in the morning I have been fantasizing what I would do to such a person who handed me such a card.
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Re: Overweight Haters Ltd

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Agreed, since reading this thread in the morning I have been fantasizing what I would do to such a person who handed me such a card.
It'd never happen. They prey on the weak.
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Old 02.12.2015, 22:04
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It'd never happen. They prey on the weak.
…one can dream...
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I couldn't believe it - last night I was sat on the tram with someone with an iPhone4!
Hey, if it works, why dispose of it?!

You should have seen my MIL when she saw we still use the antique Nokia handed down to us by FIL! She got so upset that we still use it, that she immediately got my OH an early Christmas present - an iphone 6. She refused to wait for the store to stock 6s or 6plus; it seems anything was better then the Nokia.

I have a hand-me-down from them - an iphone 5 (not sure if s or no s). Please don't be appalled when it goes out of fashion and I still use it.

I can see one day getting the "Please polish your look, visit a hairstylist" card.
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