I was born, raised and have always lived in New Jersey. Your Jersey jokes? I’ve heard them all. And while I will contest that my whole state smells, I will not contest that quite a few of its inhabitants are … a little different. Case in point:
This 43 year old woman (pictured here with her daughter) currently weighs about 700 pounds, but for her, that’s just not enough. Donna Simpson won’t settle being the Fattest Mother Ever, she wants to be the Fattest Woman on the Planet. She’s set her goal for 1000 pounds in 2 years, and to make it there she’ll consume 12,000 calories a day and try to move as little as possible. Is a Guinness World Record more important than her health and providing her daughter with a good example? For her it is. Read the whole story at The Daily Mail Online.
Over the weekend at a Wal-Mart in Turnsville, NJ, this announcement was made over the public address system: “Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now.” It’s unknown whether an employee or customer made the announcement because store telephones throughout the story could access the system. Shoppere were horrified and some even called 911. Police and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office are investing the racist announcement. Read the whole story at NBC Philadelphia.com.
Of course every community has a few token weirdos and freaks … but sometimes I wonder if NJ has just a few more? What do you think?