Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Thread Tools
Old 08-04-2010, 01:02 AM   #1  
Oh, you stubborn Viking!
Thread Starter
LacieRene's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 67

S/C/G: 342/SEE TICKER/192

Height: 5 ft 9 in

Default How can people be so cruel?

So I was at work the other day and was cashiering and a customer came through my line and to make a long story short an item rang up for more than she thought it was and she ended up becoming irate and called me a fat *****! In front of dozens of other customers and my coworkers. I just stood there stunned. I mean, we're talking about a $2 discrepancy. Then she went to my manager and called me a f***ing fat ***** and stormed out. I just started crying and was really upset. I mean, I know I'm big, but I've never encountered anything like that. I've had little kids stare at me and I've heard people whisper as they walk by, but this was nothing I have ever encountered. I know that her anger had nothing to do with me, but the way she reacted was just insanity!
LacieRene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 01:14 AM   #2  
Senior Member
Bunti's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 565


I am so sorry that happened to you.

You're right. Her reaction was more than rude, and uncalled for. I don't blame you for crying or being upset. I would imagine others observing it didn't either.

You may have a weight issue, that lady has personality issues-- most folks don't think or act like that. I would have been stunned too. What a jerk.
Bunti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 01:22 AM   #3  
Senior Member
Crystalynnn's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: simi valley, california
Posts: 103

S/C/G: 247/ticker/160

Height: 5'4


my dad always said to me "i may be fat, but i can lose weight, you cant lose ugly"

always the comeback if someone calls me fat.

ever since elementary school, ive been made fun of. ill always remember this one girl was mad at me for something and she said "if you stepped on a scale you would break it"

i was 9. so thats when it really started and i really had to learn to deal with horrible people ever since i was first aware of my body being big, err bigger than it should have been while growing up
Crystalynnn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 01:23 AM   #4  
Here to Learn
EagleRiverDee's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,078

S/C/G: 225/134.8/135

Height: 5'5"


That's awful. I'm sorry that happened to you. I have no idea why some people are so mean. I've seen stuff like that before. The only thing I can think is, she attacked you for what you look like on the outside, but she's ugly as sin on the inside and everyone that was in there witnessing that knows that now. She should be ashamed.
EagleRiverDee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 01:32 AM   #5  
Ready for a change!
love114's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 171

S/C/G: S/C/G: 277/277/150

Height: 5'8"


I am so sorry that happened to you!! Clearly that lady was the ***** and not you! She had NO reason to call you that whatsoever, especially over 2 freakin' dollars!! Ugh! Some people just need a personality makeover
love114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 01:50 AM   #6  
Muscle Memory
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ChangingMyMind
Posts: 500

S/C/G: 188/179/128

Height: 5'2"


I am so sorry that happened.

Sometimes people are insensitive and thoughtless and cruel unfortunately. That was uncalled for and inappropriate and wrong. And it must have put you into an especially difficult spot since she treated you that way where you work and you may have felt like you didn't have the freedom to defend yourself, though you would have been well within your rights to do so. I hope that your manager let her know that her behavior would not be tolerated.

People sometimes go for the thing that they think will be the most hurtful to the other person when they feel unhappy and out of control and they want to try to throw their own misery onto someone else. It's totally about her own issues, though it can be hard to remember that in the moment, and is totally hurtful.

Hang in there.
skygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 02:11 AM   #7  
Lamest Loner Around
0o0o KimoKawaii o0o0's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Louisburg, North Carolina
Posts: 60

S/C/G: 278/260/130

Height: 5'6


People are nuts now a days........

That's not even a HALF normal reaction!

I'm about the same weight as you, and like you said, i've had people stare, and snicker and whatever, but NOTHING like that. Hopefully it'll never happen to you again!!

Just remember, people do things like point out your weight, or tease you, to make themselves feel better about something............so obviously, that was a very miserable, possibly lonely, and un-confident individual....pity their misery, don't get angry.

It's a shame so many people choose to lash out at others like that.......you should never put down others, to make yourself feel bigger or better.

0o0o KimoKawaii o0o0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 02:31 AM   #8  
Bella Signora ♥
Ciao's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,657

Height: 5'4.5''


I'm so sorry that happened to you! I really
do hope that lady gets a reality check. One
day she's going to come across the wrong
person, say the wrong thing, and get what's
coming to her.

You've lost so much weight and you've come
so far! Be proud of yourself!

We're all here at 3FC supporting you.
Ciao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 02:36 AM   #9  
Senior Member
oOPeanutOo's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 195

S/C/G: 120kg/98.6kg/85kg

Height: 5'7"


Omg, that is horrible! It sucks that you had to deal with someone like her. Skygirl is right, clearly she has a lot of issues and was projecting them onto you. Don't let someone that moronic get you down
oOPeanutOo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 07:40 AM   #10  
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,294

S/C/G: HW:300 Pregnancy: 160/167/185

Height: 5'5"


Just remember that she has to spend every day around herself. Think how miserable that would be--to live in a world where you get furious like that on a daily basis, and where you see everyone around you as a terrible person who is out to get you. Anyone like you described isn't just mean, they are mentally ill.
Shmead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 08:16 AM   #11  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 45

S/C/G: 153/135/120

Height: 5'2"


"God is Great, Beer is Good and People are Crazy" How terrible her world must be to have that type of anger?
applelady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 11:59 AM   #12  
Senior Member
SouthLake's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 497

S/C/G: 239/200/130-140

Height: 5'8.5"


I'm so sorry that you had to go through that. The thing I always try to remember when encountering someone who feels the need to insult someone else's weight is that they are fighting dirty. Women call eachother fat as an insult because they know that, to most women, that's their biggest insecurity, regardless of their size, and so, they go for the kill shot, so to speak. It wasn't easy, but I've gotten to a point where someone can call me fat and I can give them the look that says "so?" or, if I'm in a feisty mood "Yeah, but I can lose weight. You can't lose b****y!" with a big fat smile, of course. Hold your head high, people like that are too shallow to form real relationships, too ignorant to be nice, and frankly, too stupid to come up with anything more intelligent than a 4th grade insult.

And, by the way, lookign at your profile pic- you're not fat! You're adorable in that bright eyed joyful kind of way that must have made her resent you because she is a miserable, rotten, lady.
SouthLake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 12:07 PM   #13  
It's a Working Progress
bnorah's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pleasant Grove, AL
Posts: 136

S/C/G: 188/see ticker/130

Height: 5'3"


Just awful. I'm sorry!! My brother used to call me 'eat, sleep, watch tv girl' when I was little because I have always been pudgy as a child after hitting puberty. It really hurt my feelings and I would cry everyday because he stayed skinny as a bean pole. I never understood why people have to be so mean just to keep themselves looking good. That is not how people are supposed to be treated. I too work in retail and when someone gets upset with me, I just let it roll and say 'they are fighting with their ex-SO' and I keep going about my business. I hope your manager consoled you at least because that was totally uncalled for.
bnorah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 01:11 PM   #14  
RienQueNny's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 154

S/C/G: 205/ticker/127

Height: 5'3"


That's terrible that it happened to you. I've never had to go through this while working in retail. Now I work in an office doing collection and handling complaints, and I get called a "fat [insert any insult that seems appropriate]" all the time. People don't even KNOW I'm fat. It's just such a big, powerful adjective to add to any insult you direct towards someone, especially a woman because we all know most women have body image issues, even those who look stunning.

I still think it's ridiculous that people get away with that though. How is that not assault? It's verbal, yes, but it's serious nonetheless. If she would've been screaming insults at a cashier a physical disability she probably would've been escorted out the store. But "fat" isn't counted as such. Because you know, "fat people are fat because they're lazy, not because they can't help it."
I call BS.
RienQueNny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 01:16 PM   #15  
I Will do this....
starbrite's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Belgium
Posts: 1,090

S/C/G: 298/see ticker/165

Height: 5ft 7


People never cease to amaze me ! SHE is the one with the problem, not you. You are a beautiful looking woman- this is NOT dependent on size. People who use weight as an insult are bullies, and often terrified of the situations they find themselves in. Anger is a terrible emotion as it makes us say and do things we normally wouldn't. Forget her and her slewed view on life. Focus on what is important, and remember no-one has the right to abuse you!!
starbrite is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stupid people and their stupid comments ChristyDM 100 lb. Club 75 08-07-2007 03:30 PM
People are SO MEAN! brownsugah Weight Loss Support 40 01-31-2006 06:03 PM
How old were you when you first thought of yourself as *fat*? luey Weight Loss Support 51 01-09-2006 09:19 AM
Anyone else hate it when people notice weight loss? jansan Weight Loss Support 53 02-01-2005 03:31 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.