Saturday, February 02, 2008

Overweight? No Food For You In Mississippi Restaurants

Never let it be said the people in Mississippi are not trying, but the latest law proposed by the state legislature is going to meet some heavy resistance. Sorry for the pun, but the Mississippi legislature has proposed a new ordinance barring restaurants from serving obese people. House Bill 282 requires dining establishments with seating capacity of five or more to follow guidelines set by the state's health department to determine a prospective customer's obesity, turning away those considered too fat to serve.

Considering the weight of a large number of Americans, I suspect most restaurants in the state will be out of business long before their patrons lose enough weight to qualify for service. Maybe they should just have fat people eat in the back of the restaurant. Separate but equal?

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