ORLANDO HERE WE COME!
This last weekend was memorial day weekend and my family and I took a last mintue trip out of town to Orlando. It was my daughter's first time to Disneyworld and she had a blast but I noticed something as soon as we started our trip that had me paying close attention all weekend long. It started right away at the airport when we were waiting to board the flight, we were flying Southwest which is one of the few airlines that still gives priority boarding for families with young kids, which I greatly appreciate. But families aren't the first people seated, actually not even close. The very first people who are seated are people with disabilities that need assistance, and rightfully so. But on this flight I noticed that the lady who was boarding first wasnt handicapped or disabled, she was morbidly obese. At first that got me thinking, her lifestyle choices literally put her in that wheelchair, that's horrible. But then I started thinking more, it was an airport wheelchair, does she even use a wheelchair at home or in her normal routine? When she got to the plane she was able to walk fine to her seat, she just obviously is so heavy that the burden of walking the airport is too much for her. But the question i want to ask you is....Is this fair? That someone who didnt take care of their health gets priority boarding? Something to think about..
But this didn't stop at the airport, once at Disneyworld, the epidemic of obese people in wheelchairs got even worse. They were everywhere! And they got to the front of the hour long lines at every ride! I literally saw a few people over the weekend that had real disabilities, and probably a hundred that were just obese! And some weren't even morbidly obese but just overweight. But to accomodate all of their rented scooters, they get to go right to the front of the line. The back of these scooters literally said $25 all day rental, or orlando scooter rentals. So think about this, if you take care of yourself and eat right and workout, you have to wait in line, but eat whatever you want and let your health go to crap and get to ride as many rides as you want at Disney. Is this fair? I saw on numerous occasions people in scooters eating ice cream or junk food, im not surprised but thats what got them in the chair! This really made me mad, while my family was searching for something remotely healthy to eat at Disney we also had to wait in extremely long lines. But sit in your rented scooter eat your ice cream and enjoy the ride! What is the world coming to? We are so politically correct" and dont want to offend anyone that we are being unfair to the other people! And guess what, Im offended! Im offended that over 70% of the population is overweight, that 1/3 of the population will die of heart disease, that 1/4 of the population will die of cancer, Im offended because this not only gets priority boarding on planes and rides at Disney but also drives up healthcare costs, which drives up our taxes. Im offended that we choose to eat garbage, so now everywhere you look all you see is garbage and it is getting harder and harder to find real food. Im offended that people will lose family members and we will lose good pillars of society due to lifestyle choices. Im tired of this. We need to change. It is becoming embarrassing. At Disneyworld I can spot a foreigner from an American in a second. Whats the number give away? The American is overweight. We are killing ourselves but dont try to stop anyone from doing it because you might offend them on the way to their grave.
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