Being that this is an editorial I will give my views on the subject.
Ms. Crone here to report on a shameful incident.
Prejudice in any form is just unacceptable. It matters not whether it is race, color, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disorder or body size. The very first lesson learned by this reporter was that there are three things one must achieve in order to be a good person (thing in my case). Tolerance, kindness and self love. If one has all three of these attributes then one can be accepted and move about within just about any group. Or so I thought.
Picture in your mind a nail salon, with all manner of "pretties" getting fluffed and pressed to perfection. All kinds of pinkiness and sparkles galore. Also picture a pair of large, loving, happy woman entering said nail salon. All eyes turn to them and they are asked what services they require. Younger woman speaks for the pair and gives them the request. Older woman seats herself and waits to be called.
Water for the pedicures is ready and both woman are called back to the spas but the younger, less large woman is seated and attended to immediately by the owner, who barks out orders to the others, while the older, fatter woman must seat herself and wait and wait and wait, because the nail persons are pushing each other out of the way to "not" have to wait on Ms. Fatty Fattikins. Finally a poor attendant reluctantly starts to work on Ms. FF's toes and feet.
Ms. FF who is an affable and polite person tries to engage the attendant in conversation to show that they need not be fearful......but to no avail. No interaction. Silence is deadly as they say.
Younger woman's look entreats the older woman that all is well while Ms. FF is so hurt by this slighting that the tears of anger start to roll down her cheeks. The worst part......no notice, no apology, no matter.
Both large woman are finished and young woman is helped with toes separator thingie removal, shoes applied and helped to stand.....old fat woman has to do it herself. The best part.....no tip, no return.
But, this is not the first time this prejudice has been silently applied. Mean people suck and fat is not catching.
**** the next time you see a fatty...under all that blubber (probably of self loathing not lethargy) remember Ms. Crone's admonition....that in fact...nice matters and a smile won't kill you.
Don't forget to go to Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts tomorrow for The Mad Tea Party.................