I have a gripe today: the absurd practice of charging for larger size clothing, especially shirts and t-shirts. There is no excuse. Charging more is discrimination against larger size people.
Of course size discrimination has always been a part of he American way of life. I know. I have always been a big guy. It is the way my body is. Some people are big because they eat too much–often because they are depressed from being mistreated because they are heavy. I am what I am because I just am. I do not eat junk food, very few sodas, very few sweets. I do not snack very often. In fact I eat less than my little eight and nine year old kids. They’re scrawny!
I would loose a little if I could exercise. I have been in better shape and would like to be but I still would not shrink very much. Because of physical ailments I am unable to walk or do exercize. I can’t afford a doctor. As a vet I have access to the VA but help there is very limited. SO, here I am, a big fella.
What’s the deal with charging more for slightly larger size clothing? Walmart does it. Many retailers do it. Why? Because they can.
This post is something I posted on Cowtippers.
— In SacredCowTippers@yahoogroups.com, *~Mystic Blue Rose~* <mystic_blue.rose@…> wrote:
> not every word in the bible is inspired or inerrant. perhaps Paul’s homophobia was manifest in his attitude rather than GOD’s homophobia.
Ted here… looking for a place to weigh in.
I’ve browsed forward to see what everyone else said then came back to jump in at this post.
I start here because I have a real problem with the term “homophobia.” “Phobia” means fear. I am claustrophobic, meaning if someone locked me in a small room it would scare the crap out of me. There are no two football players big enough to get me into an MRI. I am uncomfortable in elevators. On the other hand, while I find the activity of homosexuality unpleasant and gross I am NOT “afraid” of those who practice it nor of the knowledge of what it is.