"Asking for a FRIEND"

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  1. spork

    spork Caffeinator

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    ^ This!!!
     
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    Can he do like the guy in Wal-Mart?
    It's a joke folks.

    A man was waling around in Wal-Mart, calling out, "Crisco, Crisco."

    A helpful shopper stopped him and told him he would find Crisco in the baking isle.

    The man replied, "It's my pet name for my wife because she is a lard ass."
     
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    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Ha-Ha...I ain't heard that one in ages. Wish I had a copy of it when my nephew was dating a girl we called the Skidder Queen.
     
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    Anything he says will be taken as an insult. Unless she sees the problem and wants to do something about it, the best he can do is just accept it. Often times, obesity has an underlying psychological cause. Any mention, unless she brings it up first, will only make the problem worse. Many insurance companies require a psych evaluation before they will approve bariatric procedures.
     
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    remove the fridge and cupboards from the home?
     
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    Victor Dubya The Kindly Curmudgeon

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    You can tell your wife that you want to go thru the whole wedding ceremony again to renew your vows. And that you won't be able to carry her across the threshhold what with your bad back and all.

    For a friend, ya sure, you betcha.
     
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    Weight gain that way can be a sign of insulin resistance, meaning there may be an underlying health issue. A number of women I know have PCOS, which can also be a reason for this.

    Your friend should not bring up the weight gain unless it’s couched with a genuine health concern.
     
  10. Foxterriermom

    Foxterriermom No place like home

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    That can be quite a touchy subject with some of us. I would strongly encourage him to stay away from it.

    Now, if SHE brings it up, that's a different issue.
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    If she gets upset he can always reply with:

    "If your heart is as big as your ass I know you'll forgive me".

    Sent from my Jackboot using Copatalk
     
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    THAT reminds me of a scene in a movie called FATSO, (IIRC) Dom Delouise...
     
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    Either that or padlock everything.
     
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    The one that cracks me up is the Peleton commercial where the very slender lady with kids comes downstairs on Christmas morning and finds an exercise bicycle for her under the tree. She is thrilled, even though obviously she doesn't need it.
    You know if this was real life she would weigh at least 50#'s more then the commercial lady.
    Her husband would then find himself sleeping alone on the couch for a while.
     
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    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    I just asked my girlfriend. She said, “He should shut his pie hole, tell her she’s beautiful, and buy her flowers.” She added, “He needs to take a good, hard look at his own self.”

    She continued that if she’s gained weight, there is no way she hasn’t noticed it.

    Actually, it seems asking my girlfriend was a bad idea-I have kicked the hornets’ nest. I asked a few minutes ago and she’s still going on and on.

    ETA: She is still amped up. I even showed her the post, but she seems to think me asking was somehow towards her. It turns out, she’s been on a diet and has lost over 40 pounds. She then flipped it around and asked if I liked her better skinnier than when she was fat. Her reaction to “I do prefer you thinner” seemed like I had answered poorly. I quickly flipped it back around and asked if she preferred me fat or in shape. She said she loved me, either way, and left the house.
     
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    The hell with it... Tell him to cheat and keep it to himself! It's a lot easier that way!
     
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    He just needs to decide how much it matters to him.

    Is he willing to divorce her over it? If yes, just do that.

    If not, live with it. Talking about it won’t change anything. It will just make everyone miserable.
     
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    This would be the third option... but in this case Option 1 would be better.
     
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    Of course she thought it was about her. How did you not see that coming? Lol
     
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    LostinTexas Exploring Alternate Routes

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    There isn't a good answer, but here is a Miranda warning. Anything you say, can and will be held against you for the rest of your life, and will be brought up for argument at her convenience. FOR EVER.

    IMHO, the safest way to get around this might be to buy clothes a size or two smaller. If she brings it up, just say, that is what I remember you wearing. If not, she'll just return it for the correct size. That might be the only way I would go there.
     
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