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Becoming Obese: A short essay about what it is like to become fat
Posted by Douglas, Jun 17, 2010. 1266 views. ID = 3632

Becoming Obese

Posted by Douglas, Jun 17, 2010. 1266 views. ID = 3632
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I'm not sure when I noticed how fat I was getting. It certainly didn't happen all at once. I used to be slim, trim, and speedy. I didn't just have stamina for the long haul, I was like the quarter horse, that could win the race on a sprint.

But something changed over the years. I got lazy. I got overconfident. I thought it didn't matter how I looked, or quickly I ran, because - let's face it - I was in a class by myself; there simply was no competition.

And so, bit by bit, the lethargy and the indifference set in. I began to get more klutzy and cumbersome, bigger and slower, ballooning outward with a horrible obesity.

Now look at me. Preponderous and practically useless. Mocked and disdained, ignored by all who once made me part of their everyday life.

Oh, Microsoft, please help me, quickly, before Firefox and Chrome completely take over and I go from obese to obsolete!

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Jun 17, 2010
The only thing I ever use Internet Explorer for anymore is a certain quick process at work that just doesn't turn out right on the other two - but I suspect that has more to do with some unknown settings than any merit of IE itself. Poor IE. All it has is name recognition...
   ~Posted by Laura, Jun 17, 2010

Jun 29, 2010
I use my dad's computer because mine's too slow, and unfortunately firefox isn't working right.. so I'm stuck w/ IE.. sigh.
   ~Posted by JasonT.Johnson, Jun 29, 2010

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