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What to do with 500-pound dad?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Unibomber, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Unibomber

    Unibomber Member

    A friend of mine and former coworker has a huge dilemma on his hands, literally. His 500+ pound father was just fired from his job and has nowhere to go because he was a trucker and basically lived out of his rig.
    Not only is dad a biggun, he also has the trucker stench. Apparently, every time he visits they have to fumigate the house because of his B.O. He also has been banned from at least one hotel for being so smelly. His father has been a worry for some time and, although we do joke around about him, I have told him someone needs to step in with some tough love and get the guy help. Apparently my buddy's grandparents offered to get their son stapled and help him rehab, but he refused.
    Now that he is out of work and only has a month of health insurance left, he doesn't have a clue what to do with the guy. So, go ahead and have fun with this, but if you have some real insight or suggestions for the guy, please let me know.
    I told him to contact the folks atl the TV show "Intervention."
  2. Good lord. Please tell me you're making this up.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest


    or, failing that:

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  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I just sat down to type, "I wash myself with a rag on a stick."
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member






    Seriously, dude just needs some tough love and a job counselor at the unemployment office.
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  6. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

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  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    If the guy refused the stapling, he's got to take initiative if he really wants to live. But something tells me he doesn't give a shit anymore; even worse, he's unemployed now and probably feeling the worst of the worst.
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    At the same time, there's not point in doing the surgery if the guy isn't prepared to change the way he lives.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Right. I was leaning toward working out or doing some walking to shed some pounds.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Cut him in half and make two NFL linebackers?
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    At 500, he's too heavy for stomach stapling. It's an extremely dangerous procedure, and respectable surgeons never do it on somebody that heavy.
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Absolutely right, Mike. You can embark on all the intervention programs you want, but it's up to him to want to do something to save his own life.

    Perhaps you could send him to the Duke weight loss clinic?
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