"The patient's too fat." These were the words out of a female doctor's mouth to her supervisor over the phone just a metre from my wife at a doctor's surgery recently.
In a society where political correctness is the norm and harrassment of all types - physical, verbal and emotional - is intolerable, why is it that those who are called obese are now targeted by the medical profession as "fat"? Instead of support to help them to improve their fitness, it appears humiliation is the first assumption before any examination.
Many times I've walked into a doctor's surgery to explain my problem only to be told that I'm obese and should lose weight.
While as a male I laugh it off, women who are faced with body images in all media forms are especially conscious of how their body changes, from having children or an injury or age, which take their toll on any women of all sizes and shapes.
Being called obese is bad enough, let alone a doctor who doesn't know the patient's medical history leaving my wife half-naked, no curtain and cold, hearing this medic standing a metre away on the phone telling her supervisor "I can't do it, she's too fat" is devastating.
I hope you have the humiliation you gave to my wife visited to you hundred-fold. It's people like you who are responsible for those obese hiding behind doors, too afraid they will also become targeted.