Lawyers go to CLE "Continuing Legal Education." It's basically refresher class that lasts for 3-4 days, tailored to what you do.
One of the topics in a "general business update" was the ADA, which was an originally reasonable law designed to make sure that people with real disabilities get a fair shot at jobs they can do, with reasonable acmodation (e.g., a ramp for a guy in a wheelchair).
Now, the disability generally had to be: (1) real and substantial and (2) involuntary --- not something you did to yourself --- e.g., being a drug addict didn't cut it, for example.
Well, this year the federal government has decided that being fat is the same thing as being blind or in a wheel chair, and not fat peoples' fault, so the world (and employers) will now have to accomodate people who became immobile because they sit on their asses and shovel crap in their mouths.
The presenter was this big, fat, smug bitch from the EEOC 2 feet wider than the podium behind which she presented. She was out of breath from waddling up 3 steps to the stage, and was clearly very excited about the possibility of the world having to supply her fat ass with fat people scooters.
I was greeted with this news as I sat there, knees aching, having jogged up the firescape to my room (34 stories up) twice as my morning cardio.