The new learning license twinkled in his eyes; he shrugged his shoulders daunting big yes. That thin lean teenage person waved at his twin looking teenage brother, smiled and drove the car. Excited, he did mistake of putting the wrong gear and hit the smartly standing cars in the parking queue.
In the residential area, accident’s noise boomed in ears. Swiftly, people ventured out of the houses. Owners of tampered cars showed wild facial expressions of ready-to-eat-the-driver. But the driver - the lean guy was smart; he applied the right gear and drove away hastily, leaving his twin brother to handle the crowd.
The brother struggled, said loudly, take the money, but crowd wanted to fight despite frequent sorry screams. God inside them wanted some psychological ego satisfaction. The other brother who hit the car ran away only to return back accompanied with a bulky uncle whose belly protruded in pregnancy of mammoth wants of taste-buds satisfaction including the daily intake of few kilograms of butter chickens and butter naans(white flour Indian bread)
Crowd acted sober when the fat man walked towards them. The roaring lions turned dogs wagging tails to speak first in an unimagined queue to demand for the compensation, though already proclaimed by the twin.
The crowd accepted whatever the hands of bulky man showcased along with his not-to-be-heard voice subconsciously. They acted defensively from a bulky middle-aged man who was a actually a quack.
So what I intend to say by this short incidence, we have seen people laughing at fat people.
I wonder at the predicament of fat people, “A person who is over-healthy symbolizes power”, words of a slim friend from Ahmedabad pricked the blossoming ideal fox body figure balloons in my head, “Don’t you feel the vibes? Everyone gets nervous to see a bulky person”.
“No way baby everyone laughs”, I added the tincture on my thoughts, though it can act as a lovely excuse to avoid exercising. But tincture speared the pain waves, “What if Gabbar Singh in Sholay was skinny man?” A thin villain is hard to imagine, a hefty guy suits the image of a villain for the masses – right or wrong - But the trend has changed; now everyone is thin in the movie…
Gone are the days when fat was symbol of prosperity. It had a charisma where it was impossible to imagine a Lala / Seth / Rich man without big belly.
But don’t you feel the difference subconsciously to see a skinny CEO and an over healthy CEO. How would you feel as an interviewee interviewed by thin interviewer or …?
Fat is still powerful and beautiful.