Big Problems

I think I’m losing my faith in mankind. The other day I was in one of America’s massive superstores and I noticed a bloke get into one of them motorised shopping carts that disabled people use to get round the shop better. Except this guy wasn’t disabled at all, as he so nonchalantly displayed to us when he waddled in through the automatic doors. He just had a rather generous roll of blubbery lard hugging his torso. Of course he really may be disabled, and I’m aware genuinely disabled people use these machines to get around, but I can’t help but instantly pass judgement on this man as this is a trend I’m starting to see quite a lot while doing a shop. Every time I see someone whizzing around in one of these they happen to have kankles the size of basketballs. Maybe these fatties wouldn’t have this nagging mobility problem if they stopped driving around in fatty mobiles. It seems a lot of the citizens of this country can’t get out of this vicious cycle of laziness and double stuffed Oreos.

I’ve got a feeling the Americans are either in serious denial about their obesity problem or they simply just don’t care. Never have I seen a country so readily encourage disordered eating as they do. Sure, mcdonalds may have introduced a new “under 400 calorie” menu, but in the same breath you’ll see them advertising prizes you can win if Americans Olympians do well at London 2012. That’s you winning burgers if other people more athletic than you are achieve great things at the Olympics.

I know you simply cannot take away fatty mobiles, but maybe a different approach is needed. If Twinkies were offered as reward for victors of the dreaded gauntlet that is Super Target the USA might have a new set of Olympians on their hands. Maybe they could redesign the fatty mobiles and have them require a deposit of two jumbo iced honey buns as payment for using the fatty mobile service.

Although I may have just had a stroke of genius. They’re clearly trying to emulate the workings of 34 stone Ricardo Blas Jr. of the Judo event. This case is closed.

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About breakingbrad

SHU Radio manager and broadcaster.

Posted on August 9, 2012, in Addiction, Humor, Travel, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Good post. I’m from the UK and visited the US in March for the first time (Boston), and I only finished two meals in the whole week. Everything was just immense. We have a massive obesity problem here in the UK but I think the government and health authorities are trying to shame people into eating less. So far it’s not working too well.

  2. it is sickening. A portion size here seems to really be about 3 portions. Sadly, the extreme amount of fat on some, makes them disabled and gives them severe health problems. As they sit in the doctor’s office waiting for some more bad news about how their weight is killing them…..you can be sure they are eating a honey bun.

    • Exactly my point, they’ll drive around in motorised shopping carts claiming their disabled but its their pure gluttony thats making them disabled in the first place. Ignorance at its very best.

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