By strayy - 30/09/2015 06:47 - New Zealand - Auckland

Today, my mother told me I should volunteer in Africa, because I might "get lucky, catch malaria and come back skinny". FML
I agree, your life sucks 27 544
You deserved it 2 320

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Tell her to take a trip to the sun, she might get a heart after it thaws out.

That incredibly insensitive. She should volunteer in Africa. It might make her a more nicer person, it sounds like she's needs it.

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That incredibly insensitive. She should volunteer in Africa. It might make her a more nicer person, it sounds like she's needs it.

I'm surprised this got upvoted considering you said "more nicer".

#37, it's the thought that counts.

# 37 because African people are nicer than American

I was emphasizing on how her 'nicer' wouldn't be nice, and her 'more nicer' might give me hope. Would nicer-er work? Great, now nicer doesn't even look like a word

You can just say nicer...

It's upvoted because we agree with #2 wholeheartedly. Everyone can make a mistake (probably a typo rather than a grammatical error); OP'S mom's idiotic, insensitive comment, on the other hand, is infuriating.

Or you can consume less calories per day than the amount of calories you need to maintain your bodyweight for a daily net calorie deficit consumption and you'll lose weight.

nobody asked for weight loss advice

Yah dude calm down on the science. Its a FML about an insensitive mother.

How exactly do you know that OP even needs to lose weight? My mother once told me she wished I had an eating disorder because it'd make me skinnier. I'm on the low end of the 'normal' BMI range and have never been overweight in my life. Some people just have a really fucked up view on what people should look like.

this is the only rational comment to this FML. I don't understand the thumbs down... to lose weight you have to consume more calories than you get.

And FML is not the place you come for weight loss advice #35....

OML, nobody should want anybody else to have a mental disorder. That's fucking terrible, I'm so sorry.

Tell her to take a trip to the sun, she might get a heart after it thaws out.

I thought this comment was going to take a more "incinerative" turn.

So her heart can burn in hell^^ there we go :D

This metaphor doesn't make sense. A frozen heart is still a heart. Unless you meant she will thaw out the frozen sun and it will grant her a heart?!

Somebody get #55 an icepack before his brain overheats. You're overthinking it dude.

Tell her to fuck off

It's not all over Africa. It's just in a couple of certain Mal-Areas

For real though that's pretty heartless. Tell her that it must be a genetic thing to be fat.

It amazes me how ignorant some people can be when it comes to Africa. They must think the whole continent is just rampant with malaria, Ebola and AIDS. OPs mother needs to Google some African regions. Google is her friend.

Some parents don't understand how inappropriate the things they say are, even as a joke

It's alright OP! All that matters is that you're comfortable with yourself!

She's all kinds of racist.

How was that racist?

You are a special kind of stupid, aren't you?

By this logic, mosquitoes are also racist.

Sorry OP. Your mom of all people should know how beautiful you are. Your her child. But if she can't pull her head out of her vindictive ass, all that matters is that you love who you are.