The activity in the local mega-mart was probably pretty typical for a weekday evening. The people standing in line with me to buy their groceries or furniture or clothes were pretty much unchanged from the week before, or the week before that. They went about their lives not knowing how much I actually had come to envy them. I myself carried only one thing – the size 54 waist jeans I’d managed to dig out of a clearance display. When it was my turn I lumbered forward and, with a sigh, handed the cashier the last pair of pants I’d ever be buying at a regular store.
I wasn’t always this fat – in fact, just about th