Fast food is more of a convenience and a force of habit, which is another issue, so I don't agree on part of that statement.
I worked with people who had condos and expensive houses at my last job (even the convention job I worked at,) and I was the few that would bring home cooked meals or stuff I bought from supermarkets, those microwave meals. Or udon noodles.
75% of my co-workers rather eat Mcdonalds, Jimmy Johns, Subway, Taco bell, etc. around my job for lunch than anything else because it was there and convenient. Was they financially stable? Who knows but probably yes, since in my mind being financially stable is not having to struggle to make ends met by begging people for money or having to sell stuff just to pay your bills or skipping meals because you don't have any money to do so after bills. Being stable enough to spend your money on whatever you want and whatever you chose. It doesn't mean that you are spending your money smart, but you are stable enough to do so.
One lady in question had a house, three kids, and was the manager of my job and used to brag how much money she made and she bought Starbucks almost everyday and complained how my gyazo 'stanked,' to high heaven and that it was poisoned and even complained to the high ups. Now she wasn't fat at all; she said she needed that coffee and was "addicted," to Starbucks or Mcdonald's coffee. Which ever was open and less crowded.
Actually now that you mention it....the people who did that were not fat at all. (BTW this was the flagship store downtown BR, which is why there was so many fast food places.)
I was the one without good health insurance so I had to make my own meals to save money; I had to struggle with two jobs and no health insurance. They refused to bring in their own meals because they didn't want to look, "cheap or bad." Self image. Yeah I'm hating because that money could go towards the community or this country, not from some rich CEO's pocket.
So fast food for some people is from a habit of eating it all the time, convenience, or addiction. For me I either can not eat all day if I am out or eat fast food for lunch/dinner/breakfast that one time. So the people making money are the people in the food industries and not this country. Lack of health insurance for fat people? This is new to me; I have more issues getting health insurance than a fat person would and I get UTIs often.
It's sure enough like that here. I see a lot of teenagers and skinny people in Mcdonalds, especially minorities, than obese or fat people.
Where did you get that only non financially stable people eat fast food from? Or maybe it's your state like the issue with women, especially black women.
Maybe some fat people eat too much home cooking from the people who coddle them; if you eat too much fried chicken and grits and greens yeah you will get fat. I know people in my family did from chitterlings. UGH. I always laugh that people think that fat people are fat because of fast food; it's from their family members buying unhealthy choices, cooking unhealthy choices, and eating unhealthy choices from habit or depression.
I don't know Xeno: I asked people about how they view us, like Hispanics and Pinoys in the game I played, and they think that Americans are lazy, stupid, and ignorant. Not really fat and obese and/or nasty; just weeaboos and arrogant idiots who need to be put down a peg. Oh and war hungry.
off topic: I talk to them daily since the PHP rate in the Philippines is a lot better than the dollar rate here. They basically earn about 10-20 USD for a job.
I still think it's race and genetics too because look at Japan; not a lot of fat people over there, Mcdonalds is worse over there with it's fat/mass content, and they have 7-11s all over the place as well as street food. But PE is common place as well as activities.
Well there is a difference about being "blunt," and being an a hole.
If I call you the N word for no reason but because I viewed it based on bias views, would it be because I was blunt or just being an A hole? People don't know the line at all, so we rather be fake then be punched in the face. Once again, being self centred, not being nice. I was called a bigot because they thought I was a bigot based on what I said online and because their viewpoints and morals were 'tweaked' and what do you do when that happens? Call people names! "I'm mad so I must call you NAMES to make myself feel better!"
Another example: my ex bf is blunt but he puts down people to look cool and because he is self concious about himself, so he has to prep himself up. I was one of the few that knew this because I was around him for eight+ years. He doesn't do it to be "real," he does it in a term of power and control. Heck not everyone is like this but that's an example of a blunt person who is just an a hole.
You Xeno are not an a hole. Just blunt because you rather not sit back and self image yourself into something fake.
Seriously I would love to met a person who coddle someone or held back without trying to get some self gain or self preservation. Never met them yet. My grandmother was close.
This post has been edited by The Fujoshi: 05 September 2012 - 01:03 PM