Thinking big

I have found it really frustrating going through the shops trying to find clothes to fit me. I am overweight and find it very annoying that main high street shops do not cater for people who are not “average”.

With 23 per cent of the British population being classed as obese I am certainly not alone in my plight. Retailers need to take this on board when ordering stock and stop presuming everyone is slim, otherwise in the future they are going to lose a lot of trade.

This action by mainstream retailers could almost be seen as weight discrimination. I am sure there are people reading this who wonder why don’t I lose the excess weight and get clothes to fit.

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And that would be a fair point, but in the meanwhile why should I have to struggle to find something to wear or have to pay extra by going to independent retailers who offer a service to overweight people?

Gordon Kennedy

Simpson Square