Fat Person rescued by King

I'm a bit baffled

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20/08/2013 at 15:35
kittenkat    pirate
20/08/2013 at 15:48
Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2397425/A-huge-rescue-operation-Saudi-Arabian-king-sends-aircraft-obese-man-weighing-1-345-pounds-hospital.html

Can someone explain why the King of Saudi is keeping a fat man in his palace? 

He's not, he sent him to hospital.

 

20/08/2013 at 15:51

He weighs about 96 stone, which is seven of me, and I'm quite burly, and he's only the SECOND heaviest man ever!

20/08/2013 at 15:54

Holey moley that's one big dude! 

20/08/2013 at 16:03

What baffles me is that when someone is bed bound, who the hell keeps feeding them a sufficient volume of food to keep them at that weight?!

20/08/2013 at 16:05
Ultra Bookie wrote (see)

What baffles me is that when someone is bed bound, who the hell keeps feeding them a sufficient volume of food to keep them at that weight?!

Someone who likes having total control!

Edited: 20/08/2013 at 16:05
20/08/2013 at 16:31

I've always thought the same, whenever you see a picture of a sad looking son/daughter or whatever in the papers with an equally sad looking parent/carer blaming the system/society//helath service or whatever that the parent/carer has invariably been feeding offspring crisps, burger/chips

20/08/2013 at 17:30

Just move the fridge out of reach. Which, lets face it, wouldn't be that far away!

20/08/2013 at 19:19

Bookie - have you not come across the term "feeder" in your work?

20/08/2013 at 19:28

Knowing the term 'feeder' and having any understanding of why someone would be a feeder are two very different things though.  I struggle to understand why anyone would do that too

seren nos    pirate
20/08/2013 at 19:33

as some of these are bed bound i take it the government/ individual have to employ carers.........I expect these are paid to do the basic jobs of feeding and washing.......they would not be in a position to say what and how much they feed the person as they are employed to do what the person paying requests

20/08/2013 at 19:34

It's the feeling of disappointing the consumer I suppose. 

When the child obesity story's are always covered its sometimes, (not always the case) the parent having a poor child hood and struggling to survive etc.

Lee the Pea    pirate
20/08/2013 at 19:36

I'm not bed-bound, but if Queeny fancies paying for me to go to a health retreat in the sun for a couple of weeks, I wouldn't say no, and i'd promise to stay away from cakes and crisps

20/08/2013 at 19:38
XFR Bear wrote (see)

Bookie - have you not come across the term "feeder" in your work?

Of course, but it's still baffling. 

20/08/2013 at 19:43

I'm no expert but in some cases I've read about it's a sexual arousal thing (which begs another question I guess) and in one case it was a mother who'd lost a previous child for not food related reasons and so was in some way invested in not denying her son anything.

20/08/2013 at 20:13

I know who you mean Bear, there were two documentaries on that lad. I wanted to wring the mother's neck because of the way she kept infantilising him calling him "my baby" and such. It was like - he's a grown man FFS!

Actually they both needed some sort of therapy IMO. Deep down, as you say, it wasn't really about food.

20/08/2013 at 20:18

Is it maybe a bit like alcoholics and their enablers? With a co-dependent relationship?

20/08/2013 at 22:23

It's like a pet,

"oh yes I have a black Labrador" 

"oh I used to have one too, but now I have a fat man" 

we've all been there

 

20/08/2013 at 22:33

From the title I thought this would be about Elvis.

Very disappointed.

21/08/2013 at 08:18
XFR Bear wrote (see)

Is it maybe a bit like alcoholics and their enablers? With a co-dependent relationship?

I think it probably is, only with food. It still ticks me off that in treating morbidly obese people, medics only treat the symptoms and not the psychological causes. Someone with most of their stomach removed still wants to eat and eat, they just can't. It's actually quite cruel in a way.

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