Colleen Calls It: Is that a fat joke?
Everyone has a vice: drinking, partying, sex, and for some, it’s food.
Everyone can appreciate a good meal. I refer to overweight people at Towson as people of size. People of size are not just for people who are overweight in a physical sense, it is also the definition for the chubbies at heart, like the skinny people who binge eat on Dunkin’ Donuts and Chipotle and don’t gain a pound.
Those are the chubbies at heart.
I believe that everyone subconsciously talks to people of size differently. For example, I was at Applebee’s once with my friends and we were getting “to-go” bags for our chicken fingers and fries. My friend turns to me and says “ I’ll get a box for mine in case you get hungry later!” jokingly I said, “You didn’t say that about anyone else.”
I truly believe that is because everyone else at the table was skinny, which is a little infuriating. If I didn’t know how attractive I was, that could have led to serious ego damage. I am one of the fortunate ones.
Later, I am in another friend’s apartment and I am moving from the kitchen into the living room. I can hear the fat jokes about being in the kitchen now “Of course she was in kitchen.” There is a couch in between the kitchen entry way and the living room.
My friend John said “Be careful, it’s a tight space. Mind you, three of my other friends squeezed past the same “tight space” and he didn’t warn them. I said “Is that a fat joke?” and he immediately defends himself. “Hey, I call it like I see it.” Even though I am a person of size, I am still beautiful. I started singing “I am beautiful, no matter what they sayyyyyyy,” by Christina Aguilera.
Your fat jokes can’t bring me down.
In a separate incident, I was engaged in some banter with some friends at a football game. I am calling my friend a jerk, and he is telling me I suck at life. Pretty normal, friendly stuff, I think, anyway.
Then he said “You’re being a huge bitch.” What? I was not insulated by the bitch part. It was the huge part that stung. If I were not a POS, would you have said huge bitch? Is that a fat joke?
Rude. Again, if I didn’t know how attractive I was, I might need to seek counseling.
I would say to some extent that my friends are emotionally abusive and that people do talk to people of size and chubbies at heart much differently. While this is a subconscious action, I think we all need to recognize and alter the adjectives that we use when speaking to a POS.
Until next time, Towson Chubbies.
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