Advanced search

To think people are overeating?

(26 Posts)
Awkwardas Sat 25-Jun-16 08:46:22

So I've heen to Cambodia they had a truly horrible time under Pol Pot but they have no self pity & are slowly rebuilding there lives. We've survived recessions, two world wars, Vietnam survived. There are such horrible things going on in the world & yet yesterday a lot of people were acting completely devastated. One woman was horrible with me, she was really upset. It isn't my fault.
Is this truly the end for us? Or are people overreacting?

SpiceLinerandHoneyLove Sat 25-Jun-16 08:48:48

brilliant typo OP grin

MidnightRunner87 Sat 25-Jun-16 08:49:39

grin at the typo

KittyLaRoux Sat 25-Jun-16 08:49:57

Because a lot of people are devastated. This will have a Dramatic and negative impact on so many lives.
Does that give people the right to bully and abuse others....of course not but they will anyway.

AdrenalineFudge Sat 25-Jun-16 08:50:33

People are over eating yes! grin

But to answer your OP, I think the result will affect many people both negatively and positively so it's only normal and right that they feel a great deal of anxiety over what lies ahead. This has never happened before in the history of the EU (apart from Greenland I believe), so emotions for the coming weeks will be running high.

Fairylea Sat 25-Jun-16 08:51:51

I think over eating might help calm things down actually. Everyone should break out the chocolate. grin

milkbottle Sat 25-Jun-16 08:53:17

Personally yes I am an overeater. Really trying to cut down though before I no longer fit into my favourite jeans. I just love cheesecake!

KC225 Sat 25-Jun-16 08:54:39

Emotional eaters OP

SantinoRice Sat 25-Jun-16 08:54:54

I clicked on this thinking 'ace, at least THIS one isn't about Brexit'. Foiled.

iisme Sat 25-Jun-16 08:55:23

Well I hope it's not going to get as bad as Cambodia under Pol Pot. Hopefully it won't lead to about a third of the country being executed in camps, no. So yay for us! Why bother making a fuss! Sure, our economy will probably go down the pan, the NHS will probably be torn apart, benefits will be slashed, the poor will suffer the most, xenophobia and isolationism are on the rise and we have massively boosted a far right surge across Europe and destabilised the EU, which has facilitated peace in Europe for the last 60 years, but it's not actually the worst thing that has ever happened, so let's just not give a fuck. Ffs.

LaserShark Sat 25-Jun-16 08:58:18

I have been dieting but my shock and horror at the awful result yesterday did lead me to make a cake and eat the raw batter out of the bowl so I would agree that in addition to the rest of the disaster Brexit had wrought upon us, overeating really is another consequence.

Yes, OP, I am glad that I don't live in a violent dictatorship. I am a counter of blessings. But all of our futures were just made worse and all of our lives will be affected, so will the lives of our children who will look back on this referendum in absolute bewilderment that such a stupid and disastrous event was ever allowed to happen. Sure, Boris Johnson is preferable to Pol Pot. It doesn't mean he is a good leader for this country.

InShockReally Sat 25-Jun-16 08:58:26

"Guys, it's been a day, why haven't you got over it? Sure everything is hugely fucked up, but we have sovereignty! (You know, in the hands of an even smaller number of rich people with fuck-all accountability to anyone). So let's just forget it now ok? You're harshing my buzz and BEING MEAN!" hmm

InShockReally Sat 25-Jun-16 08:59:19

... And as way of "everything's gonna be ok" reassurances go, "at least we're not like Cambodia yet" is NOT a good reassurance!

SpiceLinerandHoneyLove Sat 25-Jun-16 09:00:02

biscuitbiscuitbiscuit for the overreactors overeaters

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Sat 25-Jun-16 09:01:04

So people are only allowed to complain when things get as bad as Pol Pots Cambodia hmm

I've been overeating since yesterday morning grin

acasualobserver Sat 25-Jun-16 09:02:14

OP, I think you may have solved the obesity crisis. Take a bow.

ShatterResistant Sat 25-Jun-16 09:02:25

YANBU! I've been working pretty much solidly for the last 48 hours on the referendum and OMG I've eaten soooo much junk food! I swear my trousers are tighter.

But on the other thing, YABU. You'd only think people were overreacting if you didn't really understand the consequences. And I'm sure you do, right OP?

StrawberryQuik Sat 25-Jun-16 09:04:59

Haha I definitely over ate yesterday (EU citizen), the yummy takeaway pizza I had last night took the edge off my nerves.

blueskyinmarch Sat 25-Jun-16 09:10:44

I clicked on this thread because it wasn’t about the referendum - except it was. I am off.

NoahVale Sat 25-Jun-16 09:32:35

another one foiled grin

we are indeed over eating,
but not now,
no more oranges, or meat

NoahVale Sat 25-Jun-16 09:35:27

i said to dh yesterday, we had our food delivery yesterday, we can eat now, til the food runs out,
then what.
i rushed out to put petrol in the car.

i am worried anxious about this, genuinely

Stinkingbishopess Sat 25-Jun-16 09:47:37

I thought this was going to be a thread about lack of willpower for eating healthy, reasonable portions. I was looking for tips to stop me eating so much cheese!

Awkwardas Sat 25-Jun-16 10:24:13

Just noticed the typo. But it's true people are overeating! & Perhaps overreacting!

Misnomer Sat 25-Jun-16 10:26:38

biscuit biscuit [buscuit]

NoahVale Sat 25-Jun-16 10:30:10


Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now