FPQ13: Size Matters

Fandango sez…

“This week’s provocative question asks an age old question that has stumped philosophers across the ages. Interpret this question any way you want.

“Do you believe that size matters? Please explain your response.”

Of course size matters! Please click away from this post if reading something not politically correct will bother you. In fact, I’m kinda done being PC from here on out altogether. YHBW.

Size matters in all kinds of ways. Let’s take people (Americans, specifically): they’re getting much too large aka fat. I’m not talking about what is pleasing to me aesthetically because that’s irrelevant ~ I’m talking health. Our lifespan is declining and health problems are increasing, in part, because people are obese (and so are their beloved pets). Morbidly obese. Size matters.

Going along with this is portion size and total daily caloric input. If you haven’t noticed, it’s been increasing. Bagels are enormous. Cookies are huge. Burgers are double doubles. Drinks are supersized, extra large, or grande. Children don’t go an hour without a snack of some kind. We are not cows! We don’t need to “graze.” We now have a fourth meal if we stay up late. Just cuz we apparently need an extra thousand calories of energy to sit on our butts and play games.

Manufacturers have been adjusting their size charts for decades to keep pace with our flabby selves because they know we will get depressed to see we need a larger size and then not want to spend money.

Forex, I’m still a 4, but the 4 is not a 4. Ooh, what dark magic is this?! I’ll tell you. Over the years, they’ve been slowly increasing the size of the female form that can fit into a 4. I used to be a skinny 4; now I’m (what I consider) a slim to medium 4. Like most women, I’ve gained some weight, though not a lot, in the past 40 years. Yet… still a 4!

Marilyn Monroe was a size 12. People like to crow about this, as if she was some sort of example of a “thick” woman with extra curves. She wasn’t. She was a perfectly proportioned woman with a 36-24-36 body and would wear a size 2 or 4 now. A size 12 today is vastly different from the one MM wore. Size matters!

There are lots of other examples of size making a difference. How about housing? Do you want a studio apartment or a 3000 square foot house? I’d say size matters as far as paychecks, savings accounts, 401K plans, raises, bonuses, taxes, etc. What about pets? Do you want a vicious 10 pound kitty or a sweet 50 pound golden retriever? Size again!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re waiting for me to talk about the other thing. Especially if you’re a man, since that’s all you ever care about. Fine, I’ll talk about your stupid vehicles. I fucking hate giant SUVs. There I said it. Buy normal cars.

20 responses to “FPQ13: Size Matters

  1. Your last paragraph cracked me up.

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  2. If you are nostalgic for sizing the way it used to be done in the US, come to Europe. Our medium-sized soda is the same medium it used to be in the US; i.e. a current US small. There are rarely leftovers at our restaurants. We also don’t get free refills. Even our cars, on average, are smaller. Except for the SUVs.

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  3. So your subtext is that a giant SUV is a phallic symbol and a large SUV is compensation for a small…. Hmm. What does that say about me? I drive a Mini Cooper! 😱

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  4. Agree with all the points! Well said. 😊👍

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  5. Size does matter. I’m reminded of that every day when my miniature, feather-on-a-breeze memory causes me to lose the TV remote I had in my hand like 5 freakin’ seconds ago after wandering into the kitchen and forgetting what I wanted in there. Could be worse, I guess. As an old boss of mine used to say, my memory’s only my SECOND shortest thing.

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  6. size definitely matters! And I had to lol at the last part! very funny paula! 😀

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  7. Hilarious and good points to consider! 😀

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