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Old 05-27-2009, 07:44 PM   #51
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Jesus, you don't read posts correctly which is apparently why you think men are telling guys here to stalk bbw's behind shelves. No point in even arguing a point against someone so dense. And Steve, thanks for at least posting your views on this in an intelligent manner.
You said good thing the economy doesn't suck or I'd have to shop at WalMart.. well, hell, you aren't reading posts either. I already said I shop at WalMart and then I commented that the economy already sucks, so how could it "begin to suck"? Who is the dense one in this situation?

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i'm in NY often and it really isn't all that progressive in general. it just pretends to be. some places i've been to in the north are more southern than south. when i lived there for a time with one of my brothers i heard more racist stuff than i heard in an entire year in atlanta or in the part of alabama where i grew up. so go figure. i think the neighborhood has more bearing than the which state you live in there.
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Not about everything, not always. There are plenty of towns upstate that just aren't diverse at all. I've experienced a kind of racism up there that I haven't in The City. I'm not so sure I would be comfortable living up there.
You're both right. Interracial dating is not much of an issue where I live but other things are (gay rights, especially.) I live in suburbia hell, soo people aren't AS progressive as say, NYC.
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Word.

Some of us go to Target.
Yeah......and my fat ass spends most of my Target time in the food aisles for some reason.........

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Word.

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Powerpoint.

I tend to prefer Target, myself, also.

Then again, I'm not a SSBBW so this comment is kind of off topic for the thread.

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You said good thing the economy doesn't suck or I'd have to shop at WalMart.. well, hell, you aren't reading posts either. I already said I shop at WalMart and then I commented that the economy already sucks, so how could it "begin to suck"? Who is the dense one in this situation?
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And I guess America is just a trashy place to be now a days since the economy forces the average American to shop at Wal-Mart for lower prices.

I said the economy doesn't suck? Well I guess I just don't understand my own words *shrug*.
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I said the economy doesn't suck? Well I guess I just don't understand my own words *shrug*.
I was referring to this.

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Be glad we have Wal-Mart or you can imagine where the economy would be right now and then you would find yourself in the same trashy situation as a lot of us.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:19 AM   #56
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I'm kind of offended by the Wal*Mart thing, too. I just have this image of some creep spying on women puttering around the store, going about their business. I am so tired of this "WHERE ARE THE SSBBW IN THE WILD?" business...just fucking go out into the world. You will find some SOMEWHERE. Maybe Maine is weird, but I see at LEAST one SSBBW and several BBWs every time I go out. Hell, as I have said to some other people, there is one SSBBW and one SSBHM, both bigger than me, at the pharmacy where I get my prescription filled.

I guess it's offensive because it falls under the notion that BBW/SSBBW/etc. don't go to the same places as smaller people-- you have to go to certain locations (Wal*Mart, Dunkin' Donuts, whatever) to find them. I don't know about anyone else, but like Miss 585 said, you can find me out any number of places, including Wal*Mart. You can find me out having Margaritas or a beer with friends. You can find me pretending to booty dance for laughs at a club with a (gasp! skinny friend). You can find me swimming at the hotel pool down the road that charges 5 bucks for a day admission.

So, my advice for a "good" place to find fat chicks? THE WORLD.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:27 AM   #57
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My super-fatty friend and I like to hang out in gay bars.

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I guess it's offensive because it falls under the notion that BBW/SSBBW/etc. don't go to the same places as smaller people-- you have to go to certain locations (Wal*Mart, Dunkin' Donuts, whatever) to find them. I don't know about anyone else, but like Miss 585 said, you can find me out any number of places, including Wal*Mart. You can find me out having Margaritas or a beer with friends. You can find me pretending to booty dance for laughs at a club with a (gasp! skinny friend). You can find me swimming at the hotel pool down the road that charges 5 bucks for a day admission.

So, my advice for a "good" place to find fat chicks? THE WORLD.
Thanks for this, Tooz. I've been trying to figure out why it was bugging me, too, but couldn't quite put my finger on it, but something clicked when I read this. It feels a little like ornithologists discussing where best to go for sightings of some exotic species of bird. We're people! We do normal people stuff, just go out about your business and you'll see us.

And for everyone offended by the Walmart/Target thing, shut yer easily offended pieholes because obviously none of you have ever shopped at Rose's, the ultimate in Eastern shore trashy department stores, which is where I get all my household cleaning supplies. CHEAP.
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You have a good point. I just read an article last night that mentioned segregated proms in a town in Georgia. It's incomprehensible that people still have such backwards attitudes.

I live in Maryland. While my state is much more progressive than Louisiana, interracial dating is challenging. It's not always easy to find people who are willing to date across cultures. And yes, even up here, people do stare and act ignorant.

The last remaining IR marriage bans were nullified only in 1967. Unfortunately, a lot of people still regard IR as taboo. I think things are much better in or near large metropolitan areas because of the chance to meet so many different types of people.


As a white woman who in the past has dated men of color (and not just African Americans), I can't say that I found Maryland, the state I grew up in, as a place where interracial dating was so difficult (and I date this back to the late 80's when I went to prom with a man of color, btw).

The last man I dated, 10 years ago, was black, and honestly, the only problem we had was dissaproving stares from SOME black women. I completely understood their stares, and didn't let it affect our relationship.

Here in DC, it seems like a sizable portion of the couples I see are interracial, of all different combinations, and its great. Move to DC, I say. I'll be happy to take you to the Metro system, where I see fat people all the damn time.
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Clothing stores, malls, maybe trading smiles at the food court just to name a few, double parking outside a bbw club comes to mind too.
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Clothing stores, malls, maybe trading smiles at the food court just to name a few, double parking outside a bbw club comes to mind too.
Nothing sexier than a guy who can't be bothered to actually go in the club and meet women but rather parks outside to chat them up as they leave. Sigh. What is this, curbside delivery?
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I was referring to this.
Yeah...I was asking you to imagine where we would be WITHOUT Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is a backbone in this shitty economy, without it we'd be 10 times worse than where we are now, which is already bad enough.
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It didn't even click in my head that he meant non-black ssbbw. You're right about the interracial dating. One of my cousins dated a white girl in high school and most of my family members flipped out. I was glad tho that my aunt - his mom - didn't care. She was always laid back like that.
I didn't know he was talking about non-black ssbbw until Superodalisque said something.
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I'm kind of offended by the Wal*Mart thing, too. I just have this image of some creep spying on women puttering around the store, going about their business. I am so tired of this "WHERE ARE THE SSBBW IN THE WILD?" business...just fucking go out into the world. You will find some SOMEWHERE. Maybe Maine is weird, but I see at LEAST one SSBBW and several BBWs every time I go out. Hell, as I have said to some other people, there is one SSBBW and one SSBHM, both bigger than me, at the pharmacy where I get my prescription filled.

I guess it's offensive because it falls under the notion that BBW/SSBBW/etc. don't go to the same places as smaller people-- you have to go to certain locations (Wal*Mart, Dunkin' Donuts, whatever) to find them. I don't know about anyone else, but like Miss 585 said, you can find me out any number of places, including Wal*Mart. You can find me out having Margaritas or a beer with friends. You can find me pretending to booty dance for laughs at a club with a (gasp! skinny friend). You can find me swimming at the hotel pool down the road that charges 5 bucks for a day admission.

So, my advice for a "good" place to find fat chicks? THE WORLD.
Right. This is a nicer way of saying what I was trying to say (yes, I still think Walmart is trashy.)

You live in the southern US.. the fattest part of the fattest country in the world.. I can't imagine why you would be having trouble.

BBWs are not elusive creatures. I buy groceries, go to school, dance in clubs and watch movies in the theater just like everyone else.
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I ate at IHOP tonight (kids eat free ) and lo and behold...there was a ssbbw at the table next to me.........


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I just love breakfast.........though I had ribs tonight...they were good, too.


That IHOP....it's not too far from Walmart.....I bet she had just came from there :lightbulb:
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walmart is trashy. wait was anyone even disputing that, really? OWN IT. fun fact: i bought the hands-down sluttiest dress i own at walmart, from the junior miss section.
i love that fucking dress.
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America is trashy, period. At least that's what every other country in the world agrees with
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Yeah...I was asking you to imagine where we would be WITHOUT Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is a backbone in this shitty economy, without it we'd be 10 times worse than where we are now, which is already bad enough.
Wal-Mart is part of the problem, nykspree ... most definitely not part of the solution.

Shitty wages, forcing employees to work part-time hours so that they can't collect benefits, lawsuits aplenty for associates who have been forced to work off the clock, horrifically unaffordable "health care" that they proudly advertise for their part-time associates (who can't afford the premiums for the very non cost-effective coverage that they get), a history of strong and unethical resistance to union organization, a history of moving into small towns and price-jacking just until they run all of the mom & pop operations out of business, etc etc blah blah blah.

What irks me the most is that here in Minnesota, a very large percentage of Wal-Mart "associates" (the term costs them nothing, but they treat their employees like indentured servants) are enrolled in MinnesotaCare, a state-funded healthcare program. The State has determined that Wal-Mart's health insurance is not cost-effective - it's less costly to enroll clients into a 100% state-funded HMO than to pay the premiums for the employer-sponsored healthcare plan. So here we have people working, many of them close to full time, yet qualifying for welfare.

Having said that, I freely admit to the utter hypocrisy of shopping at Wal-Mart because the prices are lower. But I don't use the terms Wal-Mart management and benevolence together. They aren't the backbone of this country. They are in it for the profit, screw everyone else. Typical American capitalism at its best.
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I feel Wal-Mart is good for the economy. When I see a new Wal-Mart open up, that means more jobs for unemployed people. Were mom and pop stores offering these people jobs? Were Mom and Pop offering them healthcare? Which I disagree with you on Wal-Mart health care b/c it is pretty affordable and not half bad.

And working off the clock? That's a big no no. Managers never want somebody working off the clock, we tell everybody that from day one in orientation and don't know how much it is stressed beyond that. People are never forced to work off the clock, it's company policy and you can and will be fired for it. No assistant manager making 50k or more a year would risk their job, especially now, to force someone to work off the clock. It has never happened in my store and I can't imagine it happening anywhere else.

Mom and Pop stores fall under because they don't provide what their customers want. It's easy to stay in business and compete against Wal-Mart, you just have to find your niche. Wal-Mart can't possibly provide everything everyone wants. If you are a mediocre business person and can't adapt to the ever changing fast paced business world then yeah you're going to go under trying to compete against Wal-Mart, Best Buy, or whatever other giant you're competing with in your respective industry. A lot of people accuse Wal-Mart of being the reason so many mom and pop stores go under, and yeah it might be true in some cases, but not all.
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You're like the only one besides Walmart that thinks they're GOOD for an economy. I mean, seriously, big corporations that eliminate all competition are a no-no. Did you take Eco 101?
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:51 PM   #73
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mimimum wage job creation in ethically bankrupt superstores doesn't seem like a great thing for america to me. When you look at walmart, you are looking at the embodiment of the power of capital combined with a complete disregard for workers, the environment, health and the community. People might say such institutions are considered a 'good thing' because they enable people to exist on a poverty wage... I'd say that companies like walmart are the reason why people are living in poverty in the first place.

but anyways.... I kind of feel like I'm getting hyde parky here... which is probably quite innapropriate for this thread...

back to the topic at hand. SSBBWs are all around. In shops, malls, markets, restaurants, parks and a million other places....by being in America you are already in the right place..! It might be simpler to think of places to avoid looking? i.e. places with awful seating or anti-fat prejudice...
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:54 PM   #74
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Yeah, Walmart doesn't exactly pay a living wage. Try getting an apartment, car, college, etc. making $7.15 (in NY) an hour. GOOD LUCK.
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I feel Wal-Mart is good for the economy. When I see a new Wal-Mart open up, that means more jobs for unemployed people. Were mom and pop stores offering these people jobs? Were Mom and Pop offering them healthcare? Which I disagree with you on Wal-Mart health care b/c it is pretty affordable and not half bad.

And working off the clock? That's a big no no. Managers never want somebody working off the clock, we tell everybody that from day one in orientation and don't know how much it is stressed beyond that. People are never forced to work off the clock, it's company policy and you can and will be fired for it. No assistant manager making 50k or more a year would risk their job, especially now, to force someone to work off the clock. It has never happened in my store and I can't imagine it happening anywhere else.

Mom and Pop stores fall under because they don't provide what their customers want. It's easy to stay in business and compete against Wal-Mart, you just have to find your niche. Wal-Mart can't possibly provide everything everyone wants. If you are a mediocre business person and can't adapt to the ever changing fast paced business world then yeah you're going to go under trying to compete against Wal-Mart, Best Buy, or whatever other giant you're competing with in your respective industry. A lot of people accuse Wal-Mart of being the reason so many mom and pop stores go under, and yeah it might be true in some cases, but not all.
lol. Just lol. Wal*Mart produces a whole slew of working poor. Read Nickel and Dimed, or did training tell you to watch out for that book? Heh, they did when I worked there.
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