Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Must not laugh at large clothes

One plus-size shopper wants people to be more aware of how the comments that they make can affect those around them - especially when those comments poke fun at someone's size.

On July 3, Rachel Taylor from Monroe, Louisiana was shopping at Old Navy for a special outfit to wear over the long weekend. The 24-year-old was browsing through tank tops when she found a plus-size one with an American flag print that she thought would be perfect for the next day's Independence Day festivities.

But before she could buy it, a mother and daughter checking out the racks nearby nearly ruined her shopping experience by openly poking fun and laughing at the size of the tank top – with their cruel comments leaving Rachel in tears.

Rachel, who was picking out that very tank top for herself, was incredibly hurt by the duo's callous comments, clearly made within hearing distance of a plus-size shopper.

She went on: 'I couldn't help it; I started crying. I guess the girl and her mom walked away. I have no idea. My husband walked me out of the store to the car. I sat in the car crying for a long time but eventually went back inside to finish my shopping.'

Despite their hurtful conversation, Rachel went back for that cute flag-print top and put it in her cart.


Isn't it about time that fatties accepted the fact that they are fat and that they did it to themselves?  Other people are not responsible.


Anonymous said...

Whiner, if someone makes fun of you, tell 'em to p*ss off and get on with your life.

Anonymous said...

When she gets wedged in a door frame she won't be able to reach her hankie (or twinkie).

Use the Name, Luke said...

Some people are fat because they have no self control. Others are fat due to genetic factors or medical problems. There are those who do everything right (exercise, controlled food intake, etc.) and still weigh a lot. It's wrong to assume that it's always due to bad choices.

Anonymous said...

Ah the medical excuse is predictably trotted out. A minuscule number fall into this category. Making excuses and using euphemistic language only enables their self destructive behavior.

Anonymous said...

On one visit to Hawaii, I was the target of attempted public humiliation because of my girth by a male Japanese tourist. Rather than slink away, I chose the Churchillian riposte, emphasized by sign language, by pointing out that while I might be able to lose weight, nothing he could do would change the fact he we very short. He was the one who ended up sheepish, and bore the brunt of the onlookers laughs over the exchange.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals get a little too nutsy about certian things

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:06 - right on!

Alpha Skua said...

Anon 4:06 That's it dont let these twats bug you

Stan B said...

The lady needs to develop a repertoire of biting, sarcastic, and possibly caustic responses - such as "I may be fat, but I don't need to disparage people to make myself feel better..." or "I may be fat, but if that's the best you've got, I'd be ashamed to be your daughter..." etc.

Stop being a victim of other people's ignorant or vindictive attitudes and grow a spine, Sunshine!