Monday, November 10, 2003

Super-Sized Society

Responding to a society where 20% of people are obese, more companies are offering products for the extra-large. Just look at some of these offerings. Coffins that are over four feet *wide*. Sponge-on-a-stick (I know that was once a joke). On the other hand, the sock-puller should have great appeal among arthritics.

If you're too fat to bathe yourself, that should be a cue to lose weight fast, not to accomodate the problem. I don't want to begrudge the corporations for taking advantage of the opportunity that's presented itself, but over the long term, I fear this approach will only result in greater incidence of obesity in this country.

I wonder if a person buried in an extra-large coffin has to pay for an extra-large funeral plot?


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