I’m back in the land of braais and boerewors, ladies and gents. The flight back was definitely better than the flight up, in that my luggage was not lost and once we left Dakar there were enough free seats that i could move away from the fat cow next to me and get some real space. Seriously, when you are so wide that you push the arm rest up at 45 degrees on an airplane seat, you really need to start thinking about losing some weight. or you should be forced to buy two seats, or a business class seat, because you may not realise but you are making the already arduous experience of travelling cattle class even worse for the person next to you. oh, you think i’m discriminating against overweight people just because they’re not the norm? damn right. and they should be discriminated against. they don’t allow smoking on airplanes, but no one bitches about discrimination there.
which reminds me: when did it become socially acceptable to be overweight? some comedian once said that these days we don’t really think much of saying to someone who is smoking that they are killing themselves and they need to quit. But tell a fat person they’re killing themselves and they need to lose weight, and suddenly you’re a horrible person with no feelings. It’s as if there’s an anti-stigma stigma around weight. May i remind everyone here that heart disease is still the biggest worldwide killer of men and women, and far outstrips all cancer combined, never mind just the cancers you get from smoking. and the biggest contributer to heart disease? unhealthy lifestyle. seriously people, big is not beautiful, it’s bad for you and it’s killing you. the worst is people with fat kids. wake up. overfeeding your kids, or letting them eat whatever crap they like, is just as bad as handing them the cigarette and lighting it for them. You are setting them up for a lifetime of addiction and poor health, and an early death. nice one.
anyway, rant aside, the company is off on our annual getaway this weekend. should be fun. and i just discovered i have both next thursday and friday booked off. Long weekend! yay! booking your public holidays at the beginning of the year rocks. discovering you have a day off already booked is even better than finding money in a pair of pants you haven’t worn in ages.