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Bigotry Comes In All Shapes And Sizes

| USA | Bigotry, Health & Body

(I work in a store that sells only plus-sized clothing. There are signs about it throughout the store, and the sizing system is clearly different from other stores. A pair of very skinny girls walk in.)

Girl #1: “Whoa, look at all the fat people in here.”

Girl #2: “Dude, shut up.”

Girl #1: “What? I can outrun them if I have to.”

(I approach them before Girl #1 causes any trouble.)

Me: “Hello, ladies. Is there anything in particular I can help you find? Looking for a gift for someone?”

Girl #1: “Yah, where are your leggings?”

Me: “They’re right over here on this rack.”

Girl #1: “What’s this? 1X? 2X?”

Me: “That’s the plus size sizing system.”

Girl #1: “Do I LOOK like I’m OBESE?!”

Me: “I assumed you were in here buying for someone else.”

Girl #2: “[Girl #1], I told you this is a plus-size store.”

Girl #1: “So you don’t have a size two?”

Me: “No. Like your friend said, we only sell plus-sized clothing.”

Girl #1: “This is discrimination against people who actually CARE about their bodies! You should carry NORMAL clothes too!”

(Another customer overhears her little outburst.)

Customer: “You really don’t have to shop here, kid.”

Girl #1: “Well, maybe I wante—”

Customer: “I’m sick of hearing that sort of attitude. I go to any other clothing store, and I can’t find anything that’s my size because I’m too big. There are dozens of stores at this mall that sell your size, but only one the sells mine. Guess what, kiddo? I didn’t CHOOSE to be fat! I have a genetic disorder that causes me to gain weight no matter how much I work out.”

Girl #2: “Come on, let’s just go elsewhere. I’m so sorry for my idiot friend’s behavior.”

Girl #1: “Why are you standing up for them?”

Girl #2: “You know I used to weigh twice what I do now. I worked my a** off to lose over 100 pounds. I don’t see why the f*** we even came in here! I told you we wouldn’t find anything! So cut it with the fat discrimination and let’s go elsewhere, you idiot!”

(Girl #2 came back later to apologize again.)