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Let’s be clear. You DO NOT get someone to lose weight or stop smoking by hounding them!
In fact, pestering someone about their weight, their smoking, their drinking, or ANY other issue, will have the complete opposite effect.
Everyone likes to joke about Governor Christie’s weight. It’s a cheap and easy shot. (“Cheap” is the operative word here, because you don’t have to think very hard.) The latest comes from Dr. Connie Mariano, who claims to be concerned for Governor Christie’s health.
How genuine is Dr. Mariano’s concern? If she was truly looking out for the governor’s best interest, she’d have contacted him directly.
Don’t get me wrong. other than his advocating for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, I’m not a fan of Christie. His opposition to marriage equality borders on obsession.
If you want to make fun of someone because of their weight, own it! Show the world how ignorant you really are, and take the easy shot. Don’t hide behind transparent concern that doesn’t really fool anyone anyway.
If you are truly concerned, take the person aside, and talk to them privately. Otherwise, keep it to yourself and shut the f*k up!