Yeah, having someone grossly obese siting next to you on a plane sucks. Other than that though, toughen up, guy. Ok, but what if they've decided not to? Why shouldn't they dress well? The rest of the stuff you typed is you projecting your beliefs. And how is it an "indefensible" position? If anything, your postion is going to be far harder to defend. You don't get to tell other people what to do. Honestly, I'm not trying to defend being over weight. I'm just taking issue with your attitude about it. Other than the possibility of an uncomfortable plane ride, they are in no way causing you any discomfort. If the sight of someone being that heavy bothers you that much, you might want to look into why. On the other hand, what gives you the right to tell people what to do with their lives? If they want to buy a MTM suit when they're 250+, there's absolutely nohing wrong with it. He's not projecting motivations onto fat people. He's saying what being fat implies socially. If anything he's projecting his perceptions of fat people on everyone else. But he's probably right. When's the last time you heard someone say "that guy's so underweight and lazy"? He is though. He's calling them gluttonous and/or lazy. No argument that it's frowned upon socially, but really, that's a larger problem than someone weighing too much. People shouldn't be making their life choices on the basis of what makes other people happy. And I grew up a beanpole too. I got totally teased about it.