|Originally posted by katl8e
What about personal responsibility?
I used to have a boyfriend that was 6'4" and weighed all of 160 pounds. He did hard physical work all day for a living. Supersize was great for him - he needed it! He ate bacon, eggs, sausage & pancakes for breakfast, a supersized meal for lunch, and a huge dinner including a large portion of meat. But he stayed thin, and had normal cholesterol levels.
There are a lot of people who work all day roofing, building houses, working in tire shops or as gardeners or in road construction, etc., who can eat and burn off high-calorie meals. Their jobs are usually low-pay, too, so the supersize discount is perfect for them. Why should they be deprived of that option because others don't have the self-control to order a portion that is appropriate to their activity level?
I do commend them for adding more nutritious and lower-calorie options to their menus as options for people who are less active, but I don't think it's right to bow to the idiot who tried to sue them because he wouldn't go home & fix himself a decent meal instead of ordering more fries.