I SWEAR YOU'VE PUT ON WEIGHT.
Stunned Bruce Hamilton had stepped on the scales in a busy shopping centre to see how much he had put on over Christmas.
The dad of two said: "I was astounded. I thought I'd put on a little - but I didn't think I deserved that!
"Some people could have been devastated and deeply offended."
A printout from the machine told Bruce he was a "little overweight".
But at the bottom, in capital letters, the machine added: "FAT C***".
It's thought hackers reprogrammed the scales, in a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia, after spying a secret password used by technicians.
Scales supplier Ian Sargent said: "Normally they carry nice messages, such as Merry Christmas. It's just been a cruel practical joke."
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jan 17, 2002|
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