Thursday, May 03, 2007

Gee, Why Didn't I Think of That

Well, just when you think you've seen/heard/burped it get a big 'ol slap across the kisser.

This is a letter to the editor that appeared recently in the Richmond paper:

"I have the answer to American's obesity crisis: Gas prices should be based upon the driver's weight. Before you pump you gas, you step on a scale. If you weigh 150 pounds, you pay $1.50 per gallon. That would definitely make me think twice before pulling into Krispy Kreme's drive-through."

Huh. Where to begin...

First, I was surprised that this letter was written by a woman because what woman hasn't struggled with her weight?

Second, I am shocked this moron can even write let alone lick a stamp to mail such crapola. She must not care what people think of her, because after writing such obnoxious drivel her neighbors have to be shunning her.

Third, not only is her idea prejudicial, it's just plain stupid. What's going to stop me from grabbing the 20-lb. neighbor boy to go with me when I buy gas? Heck, skinny kids would be hanging out at all the gas stations charging a $1 per gallon to get on the scale for you.

Honestly, I cannot even imagine what would possess someone to want such a lame and malicious concept published for all the world to see.

So here's MY answer to America's obesity crisis: Fine idiots like this lady thousands of dollars for being stupid. Put the millions of dollars that would accrue daily into an interest-earning account. Draw on the principal to pay companies a "fat-fighting" fee if they are willing to let their employees take 1 hour during every work day to exercise. Companies who provide an on-site gym, trainers, and only healthy snacks in vending machines get a higher FF fee.

You have something better?


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