So get this.  We all know that obesity is at near epidemic rates in the U.S.  Nearly 1-in-3 American adults is obese and 1-in-5 youth.  Roughly 97 million people nationwide.  Ugly numbers to say the least.  So, what do we do?  Fix the problem?  No, that would be too much pressure and hard work.  No, we accommodate it.  Bigger portions, bigger booths, easier ways to get food and things to do so that we don’t have to exercise.  Now this!  I have recently seen (although not hugely advertised) that some car companies are offering what I’m going to call the “Fatty Package” on some of their cars.  Cars with wider seating in the front to accommodate a bigger keister and even larger buttons on the control panels so that fat little fingers have less of a hard time pushing the buttons.  Are you SERIOUS?!?!?!?!  To me, this is just a little bit ridiculous.  Big boned, stressed eater, hormonal issues, I’ve heard them all.  This just pisses me off.  Go ahead, keep telling them that it’s OK to not take care of yourself, we’ll make adjustments for you.  It’s like the enabling parent who then doesn’t understand why their kid has issues with authority and rules.  Get real people, fix the problem.  Don’t make the car bigger, make the person smaller.  C’mon.  That is all that I have to say about that.

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