It’s hard to get me rattled in the morning – particularly as I am going through the motions with only half a heartbeat. And getting me fired up before my coffee – well, that’s practically unheard of. Doing my early morning Facebook catch-up on the loo, as you do (yes – I KNOW you all look at Facebook on the toilet so stop with the Ugghhh), I came across some extreme nastiness.
Now I would never have seen this, had a friend not commented on a friend’s status. Because this friend is not a frequent Facebooker I figured something must be going down to make her come out of her fb closet. This is what I saw.
This woman has 343 friends – and no privacy settings on her Facebook page. So if you extrapolate that out a bit – it’s quite an exposure. For a stupid baseless comment from someone who isn’t an expert on nutrition. Or on how to make friends and influence people.
My friend had commented that perhaps Facebook wasn’t the correct forum to post this kind of thing as it could offend some people. Duh!!!!!!
The Fatist* went on to discuss her child’s predisposition to being overweight and how she talks healthy eating every day. My understanding is that the child is under 10 years old. And of course – she didn’t mean to offend anyone.
Well fucking done you Douche Bag. Glad I’m not your child. Or your friend.
No-one consciously goes out there to make their child fat. Why would you?
So, to The Fatist – perhaps you could put a bucket filled with lard on your wall next to the gate for Halloween 2013 with a sign – NOT A HALLOWEEN FRIENDLY HOUSE. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of other people on your street with the welcoming pumpkin, lollies and a friendly smile. Even if the kid’s a bit of a fatty .
I hope no-one has the misfortune of knocking on your door next year. I’d hate for any child to be on the receiving end of your vitriol at a time when they’re excited about being dressed up and expect some Halloween love.
*The Fatist is not her real name and I went to great lengths to preserve her anonymity. Not that she deserves it.
What is wrong with some people?