Friday, February 19, 2010

Fat People Suck

The recent media coverage sparked by a certain Fat guy’s Twitter rant has escalated my eyeball rolling to an all time high. For those of you unfamiliar with the situation, a review:

Fat guy buys two plane tickets for flight on Southwest because when you are fat you are required to buy space for your other ass cheek. NBD. Fat guy has always done this with no problemo. Fat guy then decides to take an earlier flight where there is only one seat available. Southwest allows him to board even though he shouldn’t have been allowed. Their fault. Then, they see Fat guy and realize he is way too big, there are not enough seats and embarrass the heck out of him by ejecting him from the flight. Media hysteria ensues.

I cannot imagine how mortifying it must have been. Strapped in, ret to go and then BAM…you are too Fat to fly. Please leave. It was totally Southwest’s fault for letting him board in the first place, but maybe they thought hey he isn’t THAT fat and only later realized he really is THAT fat.

I find it ridiculous that this was such a big deal. Fat guy knew the rules and always abided by them. Yes, in his defensive, they did let him board, but who hasn’t ever made a mistake?! They righted a wrong and all was good in the air. Besides, his big claim is that he was embarrassed. Really? You let yourself walk around like that every day and don’t get mad at yourself for the embarrassment. Why get POed at an airline simply following the rules for your and other passengers safety?

Instead of using all his energy bitching and moaning, waa waa waa, about being embarrassed might I suggest a work out? Dropping a few lbs might help prevent this situation in the future and save a few buckaroos in the process. And, just think, all that effort to squeeze his butt out of the tiny little airplane seat, the walk of shame and all the huffing and puffing that followed might have burned a few extra calories. Maybe he should say thank you to Southwest for kick starting his metabolism just a smidge.


  1. Oh how I love you. And I too was shocked about the media circus that ensued over this. As a small person (you know, someone who sticks to a healthy diet and 2 hours a day at el gym) I have been stuck middle-seating it next to someone who should definitely not have just used one seat and it's pure misery.

    People need to remember that when they purchase a ticket on a plane, they are getting ONE SEAT- not a free ride to ruin the passage of other paying customers! This goes for everyone- screaming children with parents who do NOTHING, people eating tuna with onions (oh yes, it's been done), and those having such loud conversations that even the Bose headphones can't drown them out. End rant.

    Oh, and I LOVE Tegan and Sara so thanks for the bombski tunage.