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2007-09-16 10:15:36 PM  
explain how you can become fat without eatting fat to begin with

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Please tell me you're trolling, because I can't imagine anyone being that farking stupid.

(You get fat by consuming more calories than you burn, dumbass.)
 
2007-09-16 10:15:44 PM  
Anastasia_Beaverhausen:

Similar thing happened to me but I was crushed against the window. The size of the woman's backside was incredible. When she sat down those puny armrests moved over at least 4 to 6 inches on both sides. Horrible flight. At least the flight attendant saw me though, hehe.
 
2007-09-16 10:17:46 PM  
Dress codes made up as they go along, size codes without warning embarrassing a customer in front of a crowd of people along with dozens of other customer service nightmares (see the TV show). Why does anybody fly this broken down crapheap of an airline?
 
2007-09-16 10:18:02 PM  
Al Zeimer: The lady said, "Sir you will need to have another ticket."
J.R Hill said "What for?"
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman said "Because you are a disgusting fatbody, Private Hill."

Then they all lived happily ever after.


"because we had to add an extra engine to the plane JUST FOR YOU!"
 
2007-09-16 10:18:45 PM  
I'm becoming more and more worried about Americans' attitudes toward fat people. There's just so very much arrogant hate in this thread. Constant media attention to the obesity epidemic has given people an easy target for all their repressed anger. It's THEIR fault. It's ALL their fault. They're fat and it's because they're gluttonous. Let us all direct our anger toward them.

You have no idea what a person's diet is like by looking at them. I don't care if they're 600 pounds. For all you know, last year they weighed 700 pounds. They could have been eating nothing but salads since then.

I've been a variety of weights over the years. I have pretty good control over it now, but let me tell you: I have never EVER been comfortable on a flight, not even when I was 16 years old, anorexic, and underweight. Sure, the seatbelt fit pretty nice, but I'm 5'10" and big-boned. My shoulders were hitting anyone who sat next to me that wasn't a child, and my knees were pushing against the seat of the person in front of me. My husband is much taller than me and only a little bit overweight but it is comical just how uncomfortable he and everyone around him becomes on flights.

Any time you're taking a flight, unless you've got a private jet, you can be assured of a few things:

1. You're going to be kept waiting in some capacity or another for a loooong time
2. You're going to be paying a LOT for parking/eating/drinking/whatever
3. You're going to be under a lot of stress about whether you're getting to the right place at the right time and/or the money you're spending and/or whatever reason you're traveling, etc, etc, etc.
4. You're going to be asked to submit to thorough searches by armed persons usually possessing IQs below 80 and requiring you to take off your shoes, jackets, etc.
5. You're going to be carrying a lot of shiat around for a few hours.
6. If you need to sleep on the flight, you will not get comfortable and you will wake up with a crick in your neck when the naggy stewardess decides you have to wake up NOW for your soggy hash browns.

It's no wonder people hate everyone they sit next to on flights unless they're playboy bunnies. I've yet to have a pleasant flying experience or know anyone who has. It's got to be the most unpleasant way to travel in existence and if it weren't for the efficiency, no one would do it.
 
2007-09-16 10:19:36 PM  
FarkinStupid
I had this experience from the opposite side. I'm 6'-2" and 125#

The_Original_Roxtar
i'm one of those tall scrawny bastards who is mostly legs (6'2" 145).

OK, I'm not going to complain about being too skinny any more...


scifarker
Are they going to start charging me to sit with more legroom,

Northwest Airline started charging extra for seats in special rows with more legroom back in 2006. They don't force tall people to book those seats but if you want to reserve one it is something like an extra 15 or 30 dollars on the ticket.


cowsspinach
First off, how You doin?

I think I am the one that is supposed to say "how You doin'?" here. It isn't surprising that you don't have trouble using a laptop in coach. Hell at 5"3, 96lbs you could probably share a seat with archeochick and still have room left over. (I suggest we conduct experiments to see if this is true, it would have to be photographed and video tapped of course... I suggest wearing something comfortable.)

/still think I am too skinny
 
2007-09-16 10:20:24 PM  
forget fat people, i dont want to sit next to a black or other minority
 
2007-09-16 10:21:55 PM  
Boston to Orlando, middle seat, in betwen two 400+ lovelies. Cramped, claustraphobic nightmare. ~shudder~ I don't care if you make a biggie row or make them buy two seats. But something needs to be done. I will never, never fly that way again.
 
2007-09-16 10:22:09 PM  
Deadhouseplants

If stupid was fattening, you'd be required to purchase the whole flight, sparky.
 
2007-09-16 10:22:50 PM  
On a flight to Lexington, Kentucky, I got placed in an aisle seat next to a guy who made John Candy look anorexic. He was so fat, he litterally oozed his fat into the seat to his right and into my seat.

Add the fact that he smelled like rancid pole cat, mix well and you come up with a hellacious trip where I wished that I could have done the rest of the trip tied to the wing with an oxygen tank and mask.
 
2007-09-16 10:23:29 PM  
spaten: For all you that wanted the smoking ban. I dip where I can't smoke anymore. Say hello to my spit can.

While not illegal...most U.S. airlines are adopting a "no smokeless tobacco" policy on top of the "no smoking" policies already in place.

You won't face charges, but you can face removal from the aircraft/denial of boarding on a later flight for doing it.

Lots of complaints from passengers and cleaning crews. Don't think anyone would have minded if people did it a little more discreetly than just spitting in a clear bottle with no paper towels in it...and took their spit with them instead of leaving it in the seatback pocket as a surprise for the next passenger.

/a dipper myself
//used to train people how to clean/search airplanes
///hated having to clean spilled dip-spit out of seatback pockets
 
2007-09-16 10:24:24 PM  
I am a smoker and I am getting a kick out of these replies. Welcome to our world.
 
2007-09-16 10:24:42 PM  
Batewoman:It's THEIR fault. It's ALL their fault. They're fat and it's because they're gluttonous. Let us all direct our anger toward them.

You've got my vote.
 
HBK
2007-09-16 10:26:28 PM  
Yeah_Right:
That being said ... the airlines are partially at fault ... squeezing more and more seats into planes, to increase revenue. I'd prefer a larger seat, with a larger cost ... especially if the ride is going to be more then an hour or so.


There's this new thing, where you can pay more for a bigger seat. Its called "First Class." I think its been around for a year or two. Not only do you get bigger seats, but you also get free beer or liquor. They also give you nicer meals. And when you're done, they provide you with a hot towel to wipe the grease from your swollen jowels.
 
2007-09-16 10:26:45 PM  
advex101: I think that all Fark discussions involving weight and/or appearance should have mandatory pictures all who post....Bet there would only be 3 posts in this thread right now.

QFT.

/If anyone biatches about sitting next to me, I cut 'em
//problem solved
///shut your damn whore mouth when I'm talking to you
 
2007-09-16 10:27:03 PM  
farm2.static.flickr.com
Heh
 
2007-09-16 10:28:07 PM  
I had to fly from Portland to Cincy on a plane next to a guy that would have given this dude a run for his money. I had an aisle seat but couldn't keep my shoulder out of the aisle so every time the carts came through, I got rammed in the shoulder by the flight attendant. The 3rd time through, I finally said, "could you at least try to slow down before ramming into me."

"Sir, you don't need to sit halfway out in the aisle."

"You're right ma'am, I don't. However, when I paid $350 for this seat, I had not planned on sharing it with this person sitting next to me (snoring away with earplugs in) so I don't really have a choice now, do I?"

The human race is getting larger, planes are not. I put 75,000 miles a year in and I f-in hate every single one of them. I have to fly cross country to San Diego tomorrow and I'm just praying that my leg from Atlanta to San Diego has someone in the middle who resembles a human and not a hippo.
 
2007-09-16 10:28:34 PM  
Fatties suck they should have to buy two tickets - if they're sitting in the window or aisle seat... three if they are seated center.

/Don't eat me
 
2007-09-16 10:28:39 PM  
Deadhouseplants:Just a question, what if this was a pregnant woman who was forced to pay double for her size...

Pregnant women generally don't spill outward in a lateral direction.
 
2007-09-16 10:29:01 PM  
snow9999: I am a smoker and I am getting a kick out of these replies. Welcome to our world.

When someone else's girth aggravates my asthma, then I'll listen to you. 'Til then STFU.
 
HBK
2007-09-16 10:29:59 PM  
Da Bum: Man, I love Midwest Airlines and I hope they never switch their seats. They have by far the best sized (as in big seats) seats for anyone. I'm 6'4" and if I'm not in an exit row my knees are into the back of the seat in front of me and the seats designed for 120lb women are far too narrow. Midwest, I'm comfortable in any seat and if I get an exit row, I can actually stretch out, use the foot rests and take a nice nap. As long as no 450lb fattie is next to me.

By the way, it should be noted that Da Bum owns Midwest Airlines...
 
2007-09-16 10:30:47 PM  
advex101: I think that all Fark discussions involving weight and/or appearance should have mandatory pictures all who post.

Glass houses?

Bet there would only be 3 posts in this thread right now.


OK, while americans tend to bave some body dysmorphia issues, NOBODY would ever say that someone who weighs 400+-lbs wasn't obese.

That being said, I'll admit to having gained some weight since the pic in my profile was taken (thank god - I was tired of being cold all the time!). :)
 
2007-09-16 10:31:30 PM  
advex101: I think that all Fark discussions involving weight and/or appearance should have mandatory pictures all who post....Bet there would only be 3 posts in this thread right now.

Bahaha! You can fix fat...it's harder to fix ugly.
 
HBK
2007-09-16 10:32:26 PM  
jaydub919:

What airlines? I just keep a bottle or a used Starbucks cup, and have never been spoken too.
 
2007-09-16 10:33:15 PM  
Phanthango: advex101: I think that all Fark discussions involving weight and/or appearance should have mandatory pictures all who post....Bet there would only be 3 posts in this thread right now.

Bahaha! You can fix fat...it's harder to fix ugly.



Not true. That is what makeup is for.
/Just ask the average sorority girl.
 
2007-09-16 10:33:59 PM  
lajimi: Why does anybody fly this broken down crapheap of an airline?

Because, in many cases, Southwest is perceived by the uneducated traveler to be the least expensive option. Don't get me wrong, they're not bad or unsafe. Sometimes they are the best option...but, more often than not, the uneducated flying public blindly book on Southwest because they automatically assume it is the least expensive.

The stupid American public has no loyalty to any airline/company, and will book a reservation with multiple connecting flights (and increased possibility of delays) instead of the non-stop just to save 15 bucks. Then they'll biatch about it...

I could go on for ages...
 
2007-09-16 10:34:18 PM  
spaten: Little bit of a troll, but true. I dip at work and on planes, now. Bars, I have to smoke outside. I just don't like dipping when I'm doing shots.

Maybe you should work on your nicotine addiction.
 
2007-09-16 10:34:19 PM  
I am a skinny bastard... I have had part of my seat taken over by a lard ass. I didnt get a refund for the part of my seat he took. I feel discriminated against.

They are paying for a seat, not the trip. These assholes are the same idiots that would walk into a steakhouse and say "excuse me waiter, I know I bought the steak dinner special, but I am still hungry. bring me more. wait, you are gonna charge me more because I eat more? thats not fair!"

I also gree with one of the other posters... charge us ALL by the lb. baggage and all. just like time is money, weight is money to an airplane. if I am 200lbs including my single carry on, I cost about the same to transport as a 90lb woman with 2 80lb bags full of makeup, clothes, etc.
 
2007-09-16 10:34:23 PM  
Witchydiva:
Bahaha! You can fix fat...it's harder to fix ugly.


Not true. That is what makeup is for.
/Just ask the average sorority girl sorostitute.

Sorry - fixed that.
 
2007-09-16 10:34:53 PM  
His head alone should be worth a seat.
 
2007-09-16 10:36:09 PM  
strangeguitar [TotalFark]

Whats the pic of the fat guys on bokes from?


I think it was a Guiness World Record book @ 1980
 
2007-09-16 10:37:05 PM  
I really think American airlines should adopt the seating arrangement that some 3rd world airlines have -- bleacher style bench seating in between pallets of livestock that get better treatment than the human cargo. Fatties that zoom around the airport on motorized wheelchairs can be forklifted onto planes for their own convenience.
 
2007-09-16 10:37:23 PM  
Judging from the anti-fat-person-nature of these replies, I would say that everyone on Fark must be very thin and attractive and in peak physical condition.

/Just sayin' that maybe some of you might be livin' in glass houses.
 
2007-09-16 10:37:52 PM  
Setiri

1) Screaming kids - Flight Attendants typically will offer the parent a drink, blanket, pillow, etc to help the kid stop crying. There's just not much we can do about that, sorry.

Have you considered installing airlocks, where you can maintain a comfortable cabin pressure while at the same time blowing an offending creature off the ship?
 
2007-09-16 10:38:04 PM  
When you're 430+ lbs. you've passed the point of being embarrassed when called a fat-fark...
 
2007-09-16 10:39:11 PM  
HBK: What airlines? I just keep a bottle or a used Starbucks cup, and have never been spoken too.

Pretty much all of them. I know Delta has the policy as I flew them to/from London this past week...it's in the back of the inflight magazine. Fairly certain about United and American as well.

That said, I don't know one gate agent/crew member that will say anything as long as you're being discreet about it (unless another passenger narc's on you.). It's the asshats that spit into a clear bottle and spill their crap everywhere...and don't take their cup with them. It's disgusting.

Starbucks cup should be just fine.
 
2007-09-16 10:40:24 PM  
Ah, good old Fark, where everyone is perfect and can make fun of fat people. While I don't wish everyone here who posted some hate-filled "hilarious" comment a painful death, I do hope they each double their current weight over the next year so they can see how jolly it is being overweight and treated like a second-class citizen wherever they go.
 
2007-09-16 10:40:54 PM  
HMS_Blinkin: Judging from the anti-fat-person-nature of these replies, I would say that everyone on Fark must be very thin and attractive and in peak physical condition.

Yes, from the comfort of Mom's basement, we are all Cindy Crawford.
 
2007-09-16 10:40:55 PM  
jaydub919: ///hated having to clean spilled dip-spit out of seatback pockets

That's pretty disgusting.

While not illegal...most U.S. airlines are adopting a "no smokeless tobacco" policy on top of the "no smoking" policies already in place.

I don't fly US airlines if I have a choice (see Boobies). The only time I fly is internationally. I drive or take the train in the US. It's just too much of a headache to fly since 2001. Plus US carriers are sub-par on service in my opinion. KLM, BA, Air France if I have a choice. I even prefer LOT and Aeroflot to US carriers.
 
2007-09-16 10:42:52 PM  
studebaker hoch: Have you considered installing airlocks, where you can maintain a comfortable cabin pressure while at the same time blowing an offending creature off the ship?

I want a separate kids section on airplanes. With an airtight submarine-style hatch that can be wrenched closed to seal off the screaming little farkers from the the adults. Every half-hour or so, the stewards can open the hatch to throw in a few shovels of animal crackers and juice boxes.
 
HBK
2007-09-16 10:43:08 PM  
jaydub919: HBK: What airlines? I just keep a bottle or a used Starbucks cup, and have never been spoken too.

Pretty much all of them. I know Delta has the policy as I flew them to/from London this past week...it's in the back of the inflight magazine. Fairly certain about United and American as well.

That said, I don't know one gate agent/crew member that will say anything as long as you're being discreet about it (unless another passenger narc's on you.). It's the asshats that spit into a clear bottle and spill their crap everywhere...and don't take their cup with them. It's disgusting.

Starbucks cup should be just fine.


I will stuff the Starbucks with napkins. If I use a bottle, I drink the Coke bottle down to just below the label... hardly ever use an empty bottle. Fly every week, dip on every flight over an hour. Fly American.
 
2007-09-16 10:43:42 PM  
Deschit: When you're 430+ lbs. you've passed the point of being embarrassed when called a fat-fark...

But still firmly within the glory of having an enormously huge cock.
 
2007-09-16 10:44:01 PM  
Phanthango

Yes, from the comfort of Mom's basement, we are all Cindy Crawford.


What? I cant be Cindy Crawford in my dreams?? Or what about Halloween?
 
2007-09-16 10:45:36 PM  
cowsspinach

Well, Halloween is a whole other bag of tricks! :)
 
2007-09-16 10:46:29 PM  
PopeZaphod 2007-09-16 10:40:24 PM
Ah, good old Fark, where everyone is perfect and can make fun of fat people. While I don't wish everyone here who posted some hate-filled "hilarious" comment a painful death, I do hope they each double their current weight over the next year so they can see how jolly it is being overweight and treated like a second-class citizen wherever they go.

I didn't know FAT People were so damn sensitive, what with all those extra layers and what not.
 
2007-09-16 10:47:15 PM  
Somacandra: But still firmly within the glory of having an enormously huge cock

and scaring off Somacandra: But still firmly within the glory of having an enormously huge cock.

Finding it, on the other hand, is always less than glorious.
 
HBK
2007-09-16 10:47:38 PM  
mrmopar5287: studebaker hoch: Have you considered installing airlocks, where you can maintain a comfortable cabin pressure while at the same time blowing an offending creature off the ship?

I want a separate kids section on airplanes. With an airtight submarine-style hatch that can be wrenched closed to seal off the screaming little farkers from the the adults. Every half-hour or so, the stewards can open the hatch to throw in a few shovels of animal crackers and juice boxes.


In Austin, we have a movie theater Alamo Drafthouse. They have baby days; where new mothers and their babies come in during the days to watch movies. That way, everyone understands, etc. Churches have baby-rooms. I have always advocated "Baby flights" and a "baby section of the airplane." However, that probably won't raise as much money as it would lose.
 
2007-09-16 10:47:58 PM  
Fatty got a ticket at the gate for 200 bucks?
WTF?
 
2007-09-16 10:48:24 PM  
Deadhouseplants: Just a question, what if this was a pregnant woman who was forced to pay double for her size...oh, oh, oh

Shouldn't she pay for 2 people then if she's pregnant?
 
2007-09-16 10:48:37 PM  
pvd021: I didn't know FAT People were so damn sensitive, what with all those extra layers and what not.

Shut up or we'll all sit on you at once. :)
 
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