||[Nov. 24th, 2011|07:11 pm]
The Question Club
Should fat people be allowed to use Handicapped spots?|
I was out with my mother the other day and maybe it's some sort of confirmation bias but as we were looking for a spot to park (She has stage 2 MS), out of the store comes thirty fatties in electric carts. It was the most impressive display of laziness and gluttony I've ever seen. It makes me very angry. My mother is actually sick. I mean, sure a percentage of these fatties need the spot and have a real problem but I would venture a guess that most of them do not have that problem.
I am not saying that fat people can't be fat for a reason but they can't all have problems that make them fat. I am not even saying fat is bad, or that they don't deserve some compassion. But come on. Maybe we could make classifications of handicapped. The blue area for people who have mobility problems related to disease (including disease that make people fat, but we would have to set criteria, inability to move a lot is not a reason, my mother doesn't move a lot and she is not a fatty.) and a red area just a bit past it (say places 4,5,6, where blue would be 1,2,3.) for fatties and pregnant women maybe. That way anyone that has problems can get to the door with minimal effort and discomfort, but without inconveniencing those that had no control over what happened to them.
So, I post it to you, should fat people be allowed to use handicapped spots?
Should we revise the handicapped classes to include a special group for the fat?