((Alright, before we begin... I believe it is important that you all understand this is an old entry from another online journal of mine. When I first posted it, I received a lot of flack for my honest observation. For fun, I decided to post the angry comments that I received at the very end of this entry. Enjoy.))
I work retail, and have spent the last few years on a quest to restrict the usage of our store's electric wheelchairs. They are for the disabled and the elderly, but unfortunately every goddamn day a fat son-of-a-bitch enters the store and takes one (or both) of the wheelchairs because he/she gets too winded when they walk. Knock knock... um excuse me, dumbass... you are one of the few customers that should walk. You're fat, not disabled.
I thought I had seen it all until this morning...
A gigantic woman entered the store at the end of my shift, and asked me to go find an electric wheelchair for her. I (politely) told her that one chair was in use and another had been broken earlier that day. (Some fat piece of shit broke it; it wasn't designed to carry a ton of weight.) Well, she got pissed off (and winded) right off the bat, and told me that I should push her around the store in the one remaining manual wheelchair. To be honest, I was actually thrown when she demanded that I stop what I was doing and push her around so she could shop. Well, my tone of voice must have been oozing with disgust when I simply replied, "I'm not doing that" because she got even angrier and told me that she wasn't going to shop at "this store" ever again. (I hate to tell you shoppers, but that threat doesn't faze us in the least.) Of course, I just shrugged; anything I would have said at this point would have just pissed her off more.
Well, needless to say, 'semi' lumbered back out the door.
I have nothing against the heftier humans, but goddamn... don't be such lazy fucks!!!
((Alright... now the angry comments...))
" Wow... why so angry? Seriously, your disdain for obese people is disgustingly hurtful. I can understand getting upset with the woman for demanding that you push her around, but to say all fat people are just "lazy f-s" is both intolerant and irresponsible. Just my .02 “
" Oh, and define "disabled", please. If, say, a perfectly healthy young woman who is going on eight months pregnant and can't get from point A to B without being winded requested one of the wheel chairs, would she fall under the "disabled" people, or the "fat lazy" people? And then there are the people who are fat because they DO have a disability, not the other way around."
" Who are you to pick and choose who is and is not disabled? A friend of mine had surgery once. She was in her early twenties, and the surgery wasn't an obvious one, yet she could not stand straight and needed to use one of those electric wheel chairs. Everyone glared at her because they assumed she was some punk just using the wheelchair to be an ass. My point is, don't assume you know what's going on. ”
((This entry was written quite a while ago, and I must admit that even I find it to be a little on the harsh side. I think I would have re-worded a few parts, and probably would have taken out the last line where I call fat people "lazy fucks". That term was not meant to include ALL fat people just the ones I run into at work. I don't think that was clear enough. Eh... live and learn.))