These days, I don’t get surprised too much at the stupidity of some people nor at how easily they get offended. I don’t know if people have always been this stupid, or if our society somehow breeds it in some type of “experiment-gone-wrong” type way. But either way, some people sure do get offended easily. Here’s a unique example, which really happened recently.
A 19-year-old overweight guy named Broderick Laswell was arrested last September for beating and stabbing a guy, then setting his house on fire. When he went to jail, he weighed 413 pounds. (That’s not just slightly overweight, either — it’s more like “the back of your neck looks like a pack of sausages” fat.) Anyway, in jail, he’s fed “only” 2300 to 3000 calories per day. And he’s tried to work out a few times, but he started feeling faint. He claims that this faintness is due to hunger pains from diminished calorie intake, though it’s more likely because he’s morbidly obese. I mean, when you’re over 400 pounds, walking across the parking lot is a workout. (Not that I’d know personally, nor will I be researching this.)
Anyway, this guy is suing the jailers for “lack of nutrition” because he’s lost 105 pounds and is now down to a still-not-healthy 308 pounds. He claims that this “lack of nutrition” causes his stomach to hurt and growl and be hungry again within an hour of eating.
So, to summarize this, a fat guy commits a crime, goes to jail, is forced to eat a normal amount of food, loses weight, and files a lawsuit over it. Is he offended at being less fat? Or does he think prisoners should be fed from a buffet every day? What is he thinking?