It seems whatever company you're in people consider someone's weight fair game. It doesn't seem to matter if the company seems more intelligent, the same things come out. I was in an office yesterday where a bag of sweets was doing the rounds and of course when it got to me there was the usual 'make sure you don't eat them all' comment from someone which sparked sniggering from a couple of others. It just seems weight is thought of as fair game in a way that other physical things aren't and not even in an even-handed way. If there's an article in a paper about a large person that is flattering weight probably won't be mentioned yet if it was a negative piece you can guarantee they'll be described as 'fat'.