People forget the fact that we have names. “Fat”, “Fatso”, “Potato”, “Elephant”, “Motu”, etc is what we are called most of the times, personally and as well as publicly. On the contrary, skinny people are still addressed by their names, even if they are skinny to such an extent that they look sick. Maybe people look back at them twice, fine thrice! But are they really bullied more often than the ones who are fat? I doubt, speaking out from personal experience. Being fat cannot be that bad, is it? Of course it’s not! We are fine with ourselves; happy, completely. But somehow, we being fat affect the society to the extent that they will not let us live in peace! Now, the following are the regular circumstances which fat people go through a regular basis.
Summer alert! Oh, wait. We still have to be entirely covered anyway. People tend to forget that we are human. Even we are affected by the temperature, especially when it is hot, because already we have bit more of Thyroxine secretion which increases our respective body temperatures. More than we like to or we want to, we NEED to wear clothes which make us feel less hot and a bit more comfortable. But all our wishes and desires are mercilessly crushed by the society! “You have such fat hands! Why don’t you wear full sleeves and cover them. They don’t look good you know”, “Look! She has such fat legs, yet she wears shorts. When will these girls ever learn to dress properly in public?” and, “You should wear salwar suits more, you know, to cover your flabs. Jeans make you look fatter.” Now if you even dare to say, “Why do you even bother?” all I would ask you to do is, step into our boots and survive a day!
I’m hungry. No wait, I am on diet. Do you have any idea how many people starve themselves to death just because they are just not up for exercise considering that running and jumping around with all that weight is difficult, very difficult. Now face it; salads and oats are the worst possible food materials possible. Try having them yourself first, and then recommend them for us. We are normal people and we have a normal routine. Thus, we need normal food. Scientific studies have proven that the kind of food you consume, affects your mood to a great extent. So if you want a grumpy fat person to surround you every time, you, my friend, have a lot of guts!
We are going to get married tomorrow. No! Today! That is the kind of feeling we get from typical Indian families. “If you remain so fat, no guy will marry you”, that comes from the family almost every day. “If you remain so fat, do are you going to fit into your wedding dress?” this comes from the mother exclusively during shopping. “I am worried that you will eat half of all the wedding food by yourself!” this comes from relatives, the ones we dislike. “If you become fat after marriage, DIVORCE!” this comes from the boyfriend, which scares us to the extent that we stop eating (been there, done that!).
That burger looks so tasty! *walks off to the opposite direction*. More than often, we have just looked through those shiny glass walls and imagined, just imagined how that piece of good looking food might taste. Then we gather up all our courage, and we walk, almost run, to a direction far away from that food store. Yes, that is what we do. And to speak the truth, we love to eat! We are big time foodies. Now imagine yourself in that same situation and understand how tough it is!
We have become romantically challenged. After several rejections, we have finally come to a point where we just look at a guy and in that first sight we say to ourselves, “He is handsome. I am fat. Thus, he is way out of my league.” Leave boyfriends, the thought that we may never get married, never have sex or even if we get married it would never be with someone of our own choice has been implanted in our heads permanently. We have stopped expecting. Thus, we give grumpy looks on seeing our hot friend’s pictures on Facebook with their boyfriends and we tell ourselves, “That will never be me.”
We cannot eat, sleep, dress, feel, walk, talk, etc in whichever way we want. All thanks to the typical stereotype mentality of our society where a girl is supposed to be fair, lean and beautiful and the rest are just, there. People, we do not bother you in any way and we expect you to do the same because your thoughts and reactions affect us emotionally. After all, we are not walls. Live, and let live. Eat, and let eat!