Skip to comments.Should Large-Sized Clothing Carry Tags With An Obesity Helpline Number?
Posted on 12/18/2006 7:10:30 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy
From The Daily Telegraph:
LARGE-sized clothing should carry tags with an obesity helpline number, a British Medical Journal report has said.
The report, compiled by a group of public health professionals, has recommended the phone numbers be placed on tags on womens garments sized 16 and above, and on those with a waist measurement of more than 100 centimetres for men.
This is an excellent idea, chubby women will be reminded they need help everytime they struggle to get into their designer jeans.
The large-sized jeans should also have a large sign in the rear end that reads: If you see me at McDonalds or Burger King please call 800-FAT-COPS to report me.
Plus-size apparel should also be equipped with a gizmo that beeps everytime the rotund person backs up.
Instead of a cool designer logo, clothes for big people should have a trademark depicting Rosie ODonnell munching on a hamburger.
And it wouldnt be a bad idea to make all clothing for the horizontally-challenged in red only. That way we would see them coming from a distance, and be prepared to give them a wide berth.
Finally, pants for the obese should be rigged to emit a farting noise whenever the overweight individual bends over.
Im just kidding. Im just trying to show what a ridiculous idea the British came up with. Stout persons arent children, they dont need clothing with a name tag, or with an obesity helpline number.
I think British Medical Journals should carry the number for the "Stop Pomposity" Hotline.
Contact Omar at 800-321-TENT
Only if DemocRAT voter registration cards come with a list of shrinks practicing in the voter's area.
none of us would call it anyway so its just a waste of money.
It would also be a good idea to put labels on some of the more popular inner city clothing, asking the wearer to not murder and rape people.
Maybe they should work on the state of their countrymen's teeth before they start picking on the obese.
i dunno what to say, the silly side of me wants the tag to say, "caution wide load". but,the serious side thinks, "this is just a retarded issue". lol
Fellas, they're saying any man with a waist measurement over 39.4 inches is considered obese; this is not, repeat NOT fair!
Hmmm, maybe playboy mags should come with bibles?
Maybe lottery tickets should come with a sermon about greed and ill gotten gains?
Ya think it would do something for a totally failed thyroid? You do know that the docs want to go by blood tests these days, and as long as they can get your levels into whatever their "book" says is "normal", they do not give a flying rip about how you feel, or your weight.
This is even if your weight was "normal" for almost half your life! And if you still feel crummy, even though your TSH test is "within normal range", well then, who gives a flying rip. for they have covered their bums, according to "modern medicine:.
Sorry to be so cynical. Family problems have got me down. T'is the season for those, you know?
Put the tag on the outside.
I went shopping for a bit yesterday. There were porked-up women all over the place.
They'd probably have a more deterent effect if the label said "fatass"
Is that a recent picture of Hillary?
How about warning labels on politicians. "Warning: This person may be lying whenever lips are moving. Believe at your own risk!"
One more proof that the Brits have too much time on their hands.
Looks like 2 one-legged fat women sharing a folding chair.
That's 39.3" guys.
How many of us in 40" waist jeans consider ourselves to be 'obese'?
Looks like a recent photo of the Congressional budget.
Or they could put a label in clothing for women who are size 2. They could be a ,"Remember to EAT" tag or "A burger once in a while might be a good idea."
And What do we put on those special Hats that Retards Wear??? "Oh, My Names Kenny, I Live In The Building" ???
Neither do the smokers need a Warning label on cigarettes--but it is there and alot of Nanny's right here on FR love it.
The number will just make the obese people feel worse about themselves and they'll go eat a pan of brownies, four whoppers, fries and several loaves of bread to cover up their pain. Fat people know they are fat...a phone number will NOT help them lose weight or feel better about their circumstances.
I don't know if one of those "wide load" yellow banners they use on eighteen wheeler would fit are not, might be too small.
OK, that picture should have carried a warning label for my eyes!
Not me. Every man needs a tool shed.
"Maybe they should work on the state of their countrymen's teeth before they start picking on the obese"
AINT THAT THE TRUTH!!!!:)
I think the folks buying the large clothing already know they are large - they don't need to be insulted while they are spending their hard earned money.
Should mirrors carry warning tags if you're ugly?
The fat didn't stand up for the smokers. Enjoy the tyranny.
What does 39.4 translate into pant size for men?
Ewwww, seeing that all covered up is bad enough!!!
Are they trying to encourage the obese to stop buying/wearing clothes?
I am walking in your boots, no thyroid.
I know what your body/mind is torturing you with.
Every year the "fake" synthroid gets upped in dose as some of us just soak it up.
Not to mention having to hear the radiologists whine every year for the mammo due to the thick spots the meds cause in your breasts.
People can be unkind and when my hormone/thyroid levels are off leaving me feel to high or low I stay away the heck from all the outside agitators.
Funny before I lost my thyroid I wore a size 3. SO if they are going to put a warning for large sizes suppose the should put one on the anorexic sizes.
JMO No warning at all should be on clothing except that it is cheap and won't last through one wash. : P
Merry Christimas.....your not alone.
I'll give you an Amen on that one too. I'm fighting the thyroid issues, and it's trying to kick my butt too. I've got my days, but most of the time, I ignore the meanies.
Looks like a double negitive...
True! Don't forget the warning tag "This article of clothing was probably made by cheap, child labor/slavery" - since we're getting so pious about everything!
No thyroid gland bump.
Man when that sucker is low that daily walk can be very painful as the "burn" in the muscle tissue as if one was running at full throttle can be horrid.
Then on the good dayz it is like being super hyper can't sit still woman. I like those dayz. : )
I have been buying Ulla Popken clothing for years now.
Real nice washablility.
However the styles of what only a 18yr old should sport the last two seasons have kept my pocket book closed.
I think it is a Europeon company.
I wonder if she read the back of her chair before she sat in it.
I had to magnify it to read it clearly.