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Gingersnap
08-20-2009, 12:45 PM
New 'fat seats' appear on underground
Thursday, August 20, 2009

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For some reason fat people are choosing not to use the 'fat seats'

We all know what it's like to have a fat person squeezing themselves into a small seat next to us on public transport. Well, now special chairs have been installed on trains to cope with rising obesity rates.

The blue-coloured seats are nearly twice as wide as normal chairs and can support even the bulkiest passenger up to 550lbs without breaking. But baffled underground bosses in Sao Paulo, Brazil say they're being ignored by obese passengers, who they think are to ashamed to use them. A sign above each seat shows a cartoon of a roly-poly passenger saying "Priority chair for obese people." "It may be that they don't want to think of themselves as fat or they resent being put in with pensioners and the disabled," said one manager.

Metro (http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?New_fat_seats_appear_on_underground&in_article_id=723634&in_page_id=2)

bijou
08-20-2009, 12:48 PM
Great idea, they are shamed into standing and therefore burn more calories. :D

linda22003
08-20-2009, 12:58 PM
...because if they don't sit in the oversized seats, no one will know they are fat....?

Gingersnap
08-20-2009, 01:02 PM
...because if they don't sit in the oversized seats, no one will know they are fat....?

Deep blue is pretty slimming for most people.