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Customer of size [Feb. 14th, 2006|11:01 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
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Overweight woman loses discrimination lawsuit

'In 2003, Thompson, who is significantly overweight, boarded a Southwest Airlines flight in Manchester. She was asked to leave her seat, under the airline’s "customer of size" policy'.

Of all the inventive euphemisms I've encoutered since moving to America, this is the funniest yet.

That whole article is pretty funny. An interviewee calls it a "David vs. Goliath" case. No irony there. Nope. None whatsoever.
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