I Like Big Seats

I'm trying not to become alarmed by the evidence that American bottoms are steadily widening, even though it's not easy to escape the conclusion that if this trend continues, we may, as a nation, run out of places to sit. The disquieting proof of our spreading behinds came to me via an admirably thorough piece by Rene Sanchez in the Washington Post, a piece that confirmed a vague feeling I'd been having on the subway lately that the seat running along most of the length of the car seemed awfully crowded considering how few people were sitting on it.

Once I...

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