There’s a story floating around the internet that goes something like this:
A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and tan beautiful woman. The caption was “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”
The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:
“Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.
Mermaids do not exist.
But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?
Without a doubt, I’d rather be a whale.
At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.
We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn’t enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: “How amazing am I ?! “
Aww…Isn’t that such a touching response? The problem is, our lady of “size-unknown” doesn’t realize she’s missing the point of the ad. She doesn’t realize she’s probably already the proverbial mermaid she pictures and not the whale.
-Let’s see here Mermaids need to see a psychiatrist for personality issues. Overweight people tend to be depressed which may lead to therapy
-Mermaids cannot bear children. The Journal of the American Medical association suggests that some parents may be too fat to raise their kids.
Now let’s take a look at the whale she claims she would rather be.
– Whales are surrounded by friends. Obese women tend to have poorer social relationships than normal weight women.
-Whales are sexually active. Obese people are generally less sexually satisfied.
– Whales eat lots of prawns, not lots of “ice cream with their children.”
-Whales travel all over the world. Obese people sometimes can’t fit into a plane seat.
-Whales swim a lot. Fat people write letters to gyms filled with excuses about why they won’t come in to swim.
No one said thin people can’t eat dinner with their husbands or have drinks with their friends. They just don’t the ice cream for dinner with their kids, they save it for dessert, and they usually spend the next day at the gym instead of writing silly letters. AND IT”S MERMAN!