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Nov 15th 2012 11:33AM My weight has gone up and down. I've been both bigger and slim. It really isn't fair to wait for a person to get to the gate and tell them they are too large. Just for the record, even though they have seat sizes listed in this article, not all planes on all airlines have the same sized seats. I've been very comfortable on one leg of a flight and felt jammed in on another. Besides, airlines do keep the seats very small for profit, not for comfort. I am a woman, tall as the average man and even when I've been very thin, the seats are uncomfortable. The truth is, I have been next to fat people and the only issue was that we touched the whole way. But, I have been next to men in suits who fit in the seat but their shoulders banged into me the whole time. I've been next to very tall people whose knobby knees and elbows smashed me. And, the last time I flew some tiny little bitch sat her bag next to her with taking up enough space to lift the arm of the chair up. Why wasn't she charged extra? I asked her to move it, all she did was shift it. It was back on my side in no time. In other words, stop it with the idea that fat people are the problem. Anyone not tiny is the problem. Tiny is the problem because tiny people do not realize how annoying they are. And, the real problem is that we're trying to fit a large audience in a tiny space. And, kids. can we just leave them home? blech.
May 5th 2010 8:38AM You said it. I am a folk dancer. I grimace when I meet up with a dance partner that has bird arms and I can feel his ribs. Give me a little substance. I mentioned in my own post, though, I think this might be an age thing as well. When I was a teenager I was 5'8" tall and thought I was horrifically fat at 130 pds. I met Cheryl Tiegs once and she told me I should weigh 112. Idiot. But, if I were a teen now, I'd probably be just as convinced that too skinny was sexy. I'm over that now.
May 5th 2010 8:34AM I'm a fat woman. This is the absolute truth. I like the "plus-sized" models. (Get real, most of them are the size of an average woman.) I always think how good they look, voluptuous. Maybe it's an age thing, I'm middle-aged and have learned to appreciate that a little bit of cushion is prettier and sexier than looking like an insect. I honestly never feel bad looking at the plus-sized models. I know the underwear ads always make me feel like buying something sexy. But, over time, I feel like I have stopped paying attention to clothing and fashion advertising where the models are stick thin.