I was looking for something to watch on TV last night and I couldn't help but notice a show on the Food Network called, Two Fat Ladies. What a great name!
And the show was exactly what you would expect. . . two fat ladies helping you make food that would make you fat.
One critic described the women as "overweight, badly dressed, and incapable of political correctness, they loaded up dishes with bacon, lard, and fat." This description reminded me of Paula Deen, the famous and full-figured purveyor of southern-fried delicacies. When people criticize her because she uses such unhealthy ingredients, she has a standard response. "I'm your cook, not your doctor." I love it!
It also reminded me of a proverb that says, "never trust a skinny chef." In other words, if their food was really that good, they'd be eating more of it and it would show.
I think there are three lessons that we can learn from these fat ladies.
- Flaunt it. Obesity is seen by many as an "epidemic," but these ladies are proud of their size.
- Find your role. Flaws can be strengths when you are in the right spot. We like fat chefs.
- Find your people. You can't make everyone happy but there's an audience for everyone.
What are your apparent weaknesses? Are you apologizing for them? Are you ashamed of them? Or are you naming your TV show after them?