The comment I left Nick is essentially this, which I had to share as my blog today because I got to thinking about insensitive jerks, which Nick does not appear to be at all! So, that's cool!
I'm glad to read this: "I neither make fun of or think less of fat people."
Being someone who's not been skinny her entire life, I find it so offensive when people make fun of fat people. It's actually one thing to think less of them, fine, but to verbalize that totally sucks because you don't know what kind of a struggle it is to lose weight you've carried around so long. (Not that I'm attached to my fat, I'd be more than happy to send it packing if it were so easy). Anyway, walking through Macy's one day with my mom and daughter, this 30s-ish guy and wife with two young kids (I can only hope the kids don't learn from his example) walked through the swimsuit section and the wife commented on how there are so many ugly swimsuits lately and the husband (balding I might add), says "It's to cover up all of the fat asses in the world." OMG, I almost freaked out and went up to him to slap him, I totally never would but wanted to! Insensitive jerk, I could have told him they sell hats in the next department over to cover up his cue ball...but that's so not like me! My mom had the same thought though when she heard what he said! I totally never would have thought of that while he was in close proximity! I don't think I'm being extra sensitive since I'm a woman that has to shop the plus size stores, I think people are just totally insensitive lately, maybe they have always been but I don't know, I've noticed it more lately. You saw my post a couple of weeks ago about the birthmark comment, people just don't know when to keep their mouths shut or something! I think parenting skills, or lack of skills in that area contribute, Macy's Man a prime example! Nice way to teach your kids to be! Grr!