Listening to local radio this morning in the car. Shocking station but it's all I can get in my clapped out old banger.
One of the discussions of the morning was this; 'Is it OK to abuse (and yes, they used that word) overweight people to get them to do something about their weight?' Now I am rarely speechless but was astounded that many people seem to find this acceptable as a way to 'kick someone into touch' and get them to lose weight. No mention about any other emotional issues that may be present. Granted I didn't hear every single call but what I did hear certainly suggested that a large number of people don't seem to find anything wrong with this. I'm not overweight so it's not a personal issue for me but I was genuinely surprised.
Agree with Bimbo. I have seen some shocking attitudes on here so it's totally unsurprising that people in RL hold these views. People who are overweight are the only group of people who it is still acceptable to abuse.
It was 3 counties radio. They were talking about verbally abusing people who are overweight, being a kind of kick start to 'doing something about it'. Almost suggesting that people should be shamed into it. Obv not everyone agreed but I was just surprised that anyone did at all!
Zombie My friend is doing fantastic! Twatty DH is staying at his mums for the time being though she doesn't want the marriage to end she is not making it easy for him. I don't really know what the future holds for them but she is strong, positive and totally amazing actually. Thanks for asking.