The culture of entitlement is an ugly thing (in more ways than one).
Paul Mason has stuffed himself full of food for years, eating ten times the calorie intake of a healthy person. While it sounds like NHS has been its typical slow, bureaucratic self in scheduling his surgery, there’s no excuse for his lawsuit blaming them for “letting [him] grow,” as if it’s anyone’s responsibility but his own to make the right choices.
Paul – once the world’s fattest man – vowed to use any compo to help other patients who need weight-loss ops.
The 50-year-old, of Ipswich, said he begged his local NHS trust for help at 30st.
But the medic he consulted in 1996 told him: “Ride your bike more.”
…At his heaviest Paul was eating 20,000 calories a day – ten times what a normal, healthy man should consume – and the cost of caring for him is thought to have hit £1million in 15 years.
I’d weep for humanity if I weren’t so appalled by the sight of America’s future.