06 February 2007

This morning on the train, a man offered me his seat.

AND NOW I'M FREAKING OUT.

Best case scenario; i look pregnant. I mean, i'm pretty porky these days... I do have gut complete with some serious muffin tops, not to mention a fairly considerable lard arse... But pregnant? Really?


Worst case scenario; I am now so fat, i actually look disabled. Like one of these people who can't support their own body weight. Perhaps he was admiring me for the effort it must have taken to get out of bed and get dressed this morning, so he felt sorry for me.

Now i think of it; it was a bit of an effort... I possibly deserve to be admired.

Oh no, i know what's caused this... I had Red Rooter for dinner last night AND IT'S PUSHED ME OVER THE EDGE.

No-one offered me their seat YESTERDAY.

I'm doomed. Not only does the BMI scale call me obese (don't be so smug, it's a cruel unforgiving scale), but regular people now actually think i'm so fat that i'm disabled.


The only other alternative is that he was an ACTUAL POLITE PERSON..

But... that's not possible.

OH MY DOG I LOOK PREGNANT/DISABLED, I'M NEVER LEAVING THE HOUSE AGAIN.

20 comments:

Mars said...

and no, i don't know why the writing is blue.

Martie said...

I think there just might be some gentleman-ly types still left in the world.

A guy offered me his seat a few weeks ago, and I wasn't even having a fat day.

Also. I'm loving your useful source.

meva said...

Start worrying when a pregnant lady offers you her seat.

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Chesty LaRue said...

Anon - hmmm ... htmlaccess syntaxis ... interesting ...

I get offered seats occasionally, but only by schoolboys I glare at.

Mars said...

why the hell are we getting this spam all of a sudden? guess i\'ll turn the word verification back on...

martie - maybe it was the same guy?!?!?!?!

meva - pregnant ladies don\'t get seats anymore, because the men have already pushed forward and taken them all. and fucked if they\'re offering THEIR hard earned seat to anyone. generally speaking. my man seems to have been an exception to the rule.

chestiie - your glare is obviously extremely powerful. i need lessons off you.

actonb said...

I'm going with dyed-in-the-wool gentleman. Or maybe it was an incredibly subtle pick-up line...

actonb said...

Ha! And we call it Red Rooter in our household too... Miss M referred to as such in the presence of my brother who immediately went 'shh! don't let your mum hear you saying that! she'll freak!' to which she replied 'huh? but that's what SHE calls it...'

Amanda said...

We've always called it Red Rooter too.

I think probably the guy was just nice. I see it occassionaly on my bus (was he a) older and well dressed, or b) an international student?). They seem to be the ones to give up their seats.

Don't worry, the stupid BMI scale calls me obese too. But we all know the BMI is a load of crap.

Mex said...

ok ok, let me get this straight...

normal scales are full of shit because they dont account for height or bone density etc and the BMI index is bullshit because it doesnt account for the difference between muscle and fat.

so how DO we tell if we're fatty boombaladas or not if all the accepted measurements are bullshit???

or do we just look to the scales within to measure our own personal happiness??


*goes and voms*

Mars said...

the scales within? GAHAhahahahaha*choke*

the whole thing is rigged.

kiki said...

i agree
according to the BMI, i'm obese...

whaddya fink?

p.s. i offer my seat all the time

Chesty LaRue said...

It's all a crock of shit. Being healthy is more important than being skinny.

But I don't know how you know you're healthy and a bit fit. I guess it's something to do with not getting puffed walking up stairs - which I couldn't do as a size 8, so who knows ...

Enny said...

Why not try some effexor?!

I think he was just being polite...

Mars said...

i always thought obese was someone who's weight affected their health quite adversesly. i'm the first to admit i'm fairly unfit/healthy, but i thought obese was when you couldn't even walk or something.

as i say... cruel and unforgiving scale.

which makes me wonder how acurate the statistics on the biggest loser are. did anyone else see the ad? "60% of australians over 25 are over weight".

can that be right? am i only seeing skinny gorgeous people everywhere or what?

that 60% makes me in the majority... if so, why are we made to feel so shit?

IT'S A FATTIES REVOLUTION RIGHT HERE/NOW!

kiki said...

obese and overweight are not the same thing

obese is a sub-group of over weight. you can be over weight and still be generally healthy, but not obese.

Amanda said...

best indicator of whether you're fat is an actual body fat measurer (although they can be unreliable). It's what the BMI is vaguely based on, but more accurate because the BMI doesnt account for muscle/ bone structure. Obese is anyone with a BMI over 30. I think medically speaking, morbidly obese is BMI over 35, but don't hold me to that.

Technically I'm obese, but I've always been able to walk up a flight of stairs... I don't know if there's a way of classifying yourself on things other than BMI (as in, don't know whether not being able to walk up a set of stairs makes you morbidly obese, or just really unfit...).

Chesty LaRue said...

Yeah - really unfit is me. My weight fluctuates, but my unfitness doesn't.

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