Its about time, for a long time it hasnt made sense that overweight people, who use more fabric, pay the same price as the rest of us. Tonight at target I saw for the second time prices that reflect the true use of resources. Not only will it help the rest of us, in shape folk, save money but also encourage those who have eaten themselves into a lifestyle of expensiveness (eating excess food, buying newer clothes that fit, and now paying more for the same clothes).
Other industries have already done this, they charge more for more food (try asking for a large fry for the small fry price), bigger photo prints cost more than smaller, and bigger gas tanks take more to fill.
I know that writing this may come across as harsh, but the truth is that our culture is to widely acceptable of un-healthy behaviors in general. Eating to much isnt good for you, it causes obesity which can lead to a number of diseases (diabetes for example).
Earlier today I also heard a commercial on the radio for a health company who mentioned that they are looking for a cure to obesity please, this is outrageous. People are overweight because they eat to much, are not getting much physical exercise, and arent watching what they eat anyway (eating junk isnt as good for you as eating healthier).
Its frustrating. After living in Europe for a year and returning here it is very obvious that we, as a whole, just dont care. For so long we were concerned about women getting trapped into dangerous battles with eating disorders that we silently encouraged everyone to eat everything in sight. I hope that Im never more then 20 pounds heavier then I am now.