Weight Is Lost But Not Forgotten

| Working | July 18, 2017

(I work in a business where I am one of two females. The other female is related to the boss, so she comes in late, never in uniform, sits and does nothing for most of the day, etc. She has been going to a gym for the last few months and is bragging about how she’s lost eight kilograms (about 18lbs). A woman is recommended to us by her daughter who has only told her to, “ask the lady.” The woman is embarrassed and rings her daughter to ask which female. She gets told the one who wears glasses (me). We laugh about it and my fellow female workmate announces:)

Coworker: “You could have said the way older or fatter one and we’d have known who you meant straight away.”

(She walks away in her gym clothes (definitely not the uniform), laughing hysterically. A few months later my doctor gives me the go ahead to slowly start exercising again to help with a chronic medical condition. It works wonders for me and five months later I have lost 40 kgs (around 89lbs). A woman comes in who hasn’t seen me for awhile and literally doesn’t recognise me but showers me with praise once it’s revealed who I am. My coworker is strangely silent as she has been anytime people have commented on my achievement.)

Customer: “I think it’s funny that you lost 40kgs in five months, and then—” *turns to coworker* “—congratulations to you too, dear. What was it again? 8kgs in six months, wasn’t it?”

(Yep, was the same woman who came in for the first time all those months ago. She never forgot how rude some young woman was to a fellow worker and decided to rub it in a little.)

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