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Obesity, Rudeness Among Complaints

January 13, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Editor, News-Register:

I was at a local grocery store recently and was shocked to see what seemed to be a woman in her 30s that I would estimate to be about 400 pounds on an electric scooter. This is not the first time I've seen this but there seems to be more and more people (obese) in wheelchairs and scooters than people with any other disability. I watch how people shop and this group I usually observe buying large quantities of junk, pop, TV dinners, sugary juices, etc. Meanwhile taxpayers pay the bill for their SSI checks, and their medical coverage associated with their long list of physical and mental problems because of their obesity. These people live a carefree life and only have to deal with problems they themselves create. Something should change to curtail this disturbing trend.

My other gripe is this: It's not isolated to just one age group or gender but this seems to be the ME generation.

Let me explain. There seems to be an ever-growing number of inconsiderate people in general and even more on the road. People walking in front of moving cars, throwing their trash wherever, cutting in front of you on the road and not paying attention because they're on the phone, walking into a store and instead of taking an extra 10 seconds and holding the door, letting it slam in someone's face. And turn your radios down - not everyone wants to hear that!

I don't want to hear, "Well, that's everywhere." It's our values in modern society that are creating these people and it also reflects on how they are or were raised.

Last but not least, has anyone noticed how whenever there is a tragedy (example - the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.) everyone wants to run full speed to the nearest church and yet society as a whole does more today than ever to push away from the church?

Something to think about.

Josh Jacobs

Wheeling

 
 

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