To the fatty…

Earlier this week my Facebook feed blew up with this story:

http://www.closeronline.co.uk/2014/03/to-the-fatty-running-on-the-track-this-afternoon-facebook-user-pens-surprising-message-to-overweight-runner

This seemed to get generally favorable feedback from the Facebook community as a whole. The next day, the subject of the above post wrote a response:

http://groupthink.jezebel.com/inspiration-youre-doing-it-wrong-1540633035/@burtreynoldsismyspiritguide1

To sum it up – one person thought they were handing out a compliment and the person receiving it begged to differ. I can see the perspective of the subject but I thought he was a tad bit sensitive about all of it.

My introductory post dealt with this and this is a good example of the trap of pre-judging people you see working out. I have seen people get on the treadmill for 15 minutes and then get off. Did they really do anything useful? Maybe, you have no idea where they were/are coming from. For all I know they were able to do 12 minutes last week.

Let us maintain some civility, the only conclusion you are able to draw by watching anyone running is that they are, indeed, running. Any other conclusion must be drawn by actually talking to that person.

Advertisements

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: