Why is it that morbidly obese people wear sports gear? On my way home tonight I passed 2 men and at least 3 women who were squeezing their not insignificant bulk into Lycra shorts, tshirts with sports logos, baseball caps and trainers.
Now, if they’re on their way to or from some kind of physical activity in a laudable effort to shift some of the life-threatening flab, then I applaud them.
I suspect, however (and the take-away fried chicken and chips which they were speedily scoffing was the clue to this unerring piece of deductive reasoning) that they simply find that the elasticated and/or baggy style of Sports gear, as opposed to the more tailored style of regular clothing, is one of the only options open to the size XXXL.
Nonetheless, it is a little incongruous to see a person who clearly hasn’t seen their own toes in quite some time dressed like an elite athlete in fabrics that ‘wick’ away sweat and are designed to reduce drag…