“The first thing I noticed was that, apart from the class leader, Paul (short, cheery and with a weight problem not totally in the past), I was the only man in a room of about 30 women”. Christopher Middleton, talking about a Weightwatchers’ meeting.
This square was cut from WeightWatchers – A Way Of Life by Bernice Weston. Published by Hamlyn in 1975, making this little square 41 years old. The photograph is by John Lee, who I have been trying to contact (without success) for about three weeks.
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The sole man in a roomful of women can be applied to gym classes I go to, too…I find it amusing. Men don’t like to expose their weaknesses while women seek strength in numbers, I think.
Love this breakfast and I’d like some right now!
Yes, this man is very brave to expose himself in this way, I think.
Look closer Richard! Not quite the real thing.
I’m pretty sure you should have called this ‘grill up’ if it’s a weight watchers brekkie.
Yes, it looks very unappealing. I called it a fry-up because I wanted it to appear that way at first glance, but, you’re right, it is far from a fry-up.
Considering I’ve spent most of my working life being the only women in a room full of men, I’d like to suggest that the women might have been a bit more open and friendly than the welcome I’m used to.
Yes, my first thoughts were it took a lot of guts for the man to walk into a room full of women dieters. I hope they made him feel welcome, too.
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