By NotAnExcuse - 07/11/2012 05:58 - United States

Today, a woman on the train demanded I give up my seat for her, claiming it was for people with disabilities. Tired from a long day at work, and seeing she had nothing wrong with her, I asked what her disability was. Apparently, obesity is one. FML
I agree, your life sucks 34 504
You deserved it 2 362

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if she can walk back and forth to her fridge all damn day she doesnt need a handicap seat

As you just found out, stupidity is also a disability. A VERY common disability.

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if she can walk back and forth to her fridge all damn day she doesnt need a handicap seat

Her fattness is probably blocking the way back and forth the transportation.

Is the seat any wider?

She probably just rides one of those damn scooters instead of walking

Yes but after walking back and forth all day to the refrigerator, she has to glue her ass to the couch. Though you burn more calories standing versus sitting, she can stand.

Op should of told her she should "stand to lose the weight" get it hahaha

That's what her scooter is for

People with obesity shouldnt get a handicap sign to park closer to stores, restaurants, etc. they should get a "special" sign that makes them park in the back of the parking lot to make them walk further

You should have laughed

I would have laughed so hard a d went back to what I was doing, even if it is a thyroid problem.

Obesity is not a disability.

If we're talking about your usual obese person who should be thankful to burn off the extra calories then no, it's not a disability. If, however, someone reaches the category of morbidly obese (i.e. BMI of 40 or higher) then yes, it is considered a disability. Laugh all you want, but people get so fat that the bones can't support that weight.

11-then maybe they should stop eating so much, or in that off chance that it's a genetic problem, get some medical help. There's no excuse for letting yourself go so much that you become obese. I hate people who complain about their weight and talk about how people judge them do it when they're not even trying to lose it. I used to be fat myself but I worked and stopped eating so much and I changed my entire diet to get where I am now.

Well... It does make you less able to do things.. So yes it is a disability... However, it's self inflicted and completely reversible.

45, being fat also opens up a world of possibilities! like being a human punching bag, developing a new liposuction technique, and, of course, new cooking recipes

it is only a "disability" when part of the brain controling hunger is out of whack. even then its jst an imbalance

It's not a disability

Technically it is. It's recognized legally as one.

100 if they stooped cramming pie down their throat they wouldn't have a problem

Why would it matter if you chose it? If I chose to cut of my arm I would still have a disability :P

121- off. Sorry, I'm not usually a grammar nazi

#11 - are you sure that one can not get morbidly obese just by eating and eating and eating and sitting and no movement at all?

@57 - There are also hormonal conditions, usually genetic, that can cause obesity, although I'm not sure to what degree. Also, BMI isn't necessarily a good indicator of health or fitness. An online BMI calculator would probably say that your typical professional offensive lineman (American Football) was obese, but I'll be damned if they're not among the most physically fit people you see on TV.

It's one thing to have a chemical imbalance that makes it harder to lose weight, but it's become a whole new thing when people use that as an excuse to eat anything they want. If you know you have thyroid problems (for example) you shouldn't stuff your face with fried food constantly, you should eat healthier so your body can at least attempt to lose the excess weight. I lost 35 pounds in 4 months by eating healthy and working out. All it takes is determination and setting a goal.

146-There are physical ways of determining BMI. I did a test recently where you enter height weight age AND you squeeze the device for a certain amount of time. I think it's accurate within like 3% body fat.

How very true but because of it, all of them have messed up legs or ankles from the diabetes, which is why they think they are disabled.

133, get fucked! I'm not usually an ass.

Not everywhere.

As you just found out, stupidity is also a disability. A VERY common disability.

Looks like another stupid patient story for your blog, Doc.

I wish more people had six senses. They only have to think in order to use it. Unfortunately, common sense...isn't.

Yeah and the bad thing is you can't fix stupid.

If everyone that had an extremely low I.Q. was exterminated; then yes, we could slow the rise of stupidity.

What do you mean you cant fix stupid? Bring stupid to the vet.

The problem is that people with lower iqs and education levels are statistically more likely to reproduce, and the intelligent, and the educated, choose not to reproduce. The over all population's intelligence is declining because of this trend.

that is the stupidest idea since genocide, no wait... eugenics is genocide... sorry, my bad.

And to think the creators of Idiocracy were joking around...

Gotta love America

"America is a country where people think obesity is a disease but being gay is a choice" - Daniel Sloss

Obesity is only in America? Mind = blown

4- obesity is in other places, too.

8- are you incinerating that homosexuality isn't a choice?

#8 - because why they "believe" that being fat is a disease? Because they would have to live healthy and do not eat and eat and eat in McD and such... it is EASIER to think that obesity is a disease, you know...

They is generalized and offensive. I live in America, I'm 5'4 and weigh about 120 pounds. Generalizations lead to misconceptions, judgement, and discrimination, but apparently it's okay if it's about a different country, right? I mean, it's not like you're a part of the same human race or anything.

Oh, the American doesn't appreciate stereotyping. I lived there for ten years, and all I ever got was, "You're from Canada... So, it snows year round, right?" Americans ARE fatter on average: fact.

172 - the obesity levels in Canada and even England are now on par with America. We're definitely not fatter on average.

#153. If it truly is a human RACE then we have nothing to worry about because the obese people are losing anyway.

188- Actually, the CIA.gov statistics put the USA at 6th place for adult obesity rates, while Canada and the UK are at 14th and 16th, respectively.

Tell her you have a severe case of "i-dont-give-a-fuck-itis"...

Tell her that even though she doesn't have a disability, if she tries to play it off like that any longer, she definately will be disabled.

Tell her to walk it off

I'm seriously going to use this one! Lol

139, it is "definitely". For some reason, most people get this word wrong. This is my first time correcting spelling so no need to bash me for stating a fact.

I hate it when people act like they're entitled. I hope you didn't give in.

Unless she sits on him o.o

Her. OP is a woman.

Obesity is a 'disability' brought on by themselves they can't be born with it, only develope it and continue to feed the nasty habit of it.

32 oops my bad! D: Then she must be jealous of your beautiful curves OP :P

If only you had popcorn with you at the time. Sprinkle some on the ground an watch her frantically pick it up like a chicken

You've just been nominated for "Asinine Comment of the Day". Congratulations! Seriously, is that how you treat people with problems? Tease them? Do you think that will help them lose weight, or does making people feel worse about themselves make you feel better about yourself somehow?

He's only teasin'

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There's a difference between compassion and throwing food on the floor of a train.

Seriously guys! Teasing a fat person is one thing, but littering is crossing the line! Control yourselves!

I guess the idea is that the litter would vanish in no time.

first time I ever seen Docs comment thumbed down ;/ wow

Thats what I was going for lol

Wow docbastard was actually thumbed down.

Docbastard getting thumbed down isn't that crazy, he's cool but he's no Chuck Norris :)

This is one of the times I feel DocBastard deserved a thumb up... Other than the fact that he's being a little hypocritical (cause he puts people down a lot) the original comment was pretty mean to imply that obese people are so desperate for food that they'd eat it off the ground.

The comment was a joke. It wasn't meant to be taken seriously. Do you really think #7 would actually do that? Chill out.

Thats if she can manage to bend over those rolls and reach the popcorn..

That's if she can manage to reach over those rolls for the popcorn..

Nothing pisses me off more than people who use the "i'm handicapped" excuse when nothing's wrong with them.

My father in law is like that and it pisses me off everyday.

My friends aunt is like that, too. Thankfully the US government is forcing her to start working again.

Just because you see someone walking fine, or who looks fine, does not mean they are not handicap. That's what an invisible illness is. I look perfectly fine, but i faint easily when standing, and my joints can't hold their own weight. Somedays i'm fine and others i can't even get out of bed due to the pain. There are plenty of people out there that abuse that privilege, but don't be so quick to judge. Especially when your posting it on a social network for everyone to see.

Eh? That's shameful. It also makes it even harder for people with genuine invisible disabilities (e.g. severe hyper-mobility disorder). Stupid bitch just needs to quit with the twinkies.

Twinkies are respectable, just ask Tallahassee. Moderation is the key.

I have hypermobility too. It's not uncommon, just miss diagnosed. But of course every case is different and most are not as severe as others. You can get a spiral brace if you live in Australia

Chances are she was frustrated at the fact that you thought of using that seat before she did.