I just came back from the nearby pharmacy to buy vitamins for Pristine. I know one of the ladies who work there and since it’s been a long time since I visited, she was asking if there’s baby #2 already and when I said no, we’ve been trying but nothing, lalala-lalala…the same storyI tell when I’m asked by people why I only have one child (as if having only one is the greatest mystery in the world).
She stepped back and looked at me head to foot and said,
“It’s because you are FAT!”
She said that I am not conceiving because I am fat. Huh? Okay, I tried to relax. Maybe she was just honest but she was also rude or I was wearing the wrong clothes. But still, even fat people (not necessarily me) deserve proper treatment as customers! Hello, Ms. Know-nothing-about-customer-service!!
Something’s terribly wrong with the customer service here in Dubai. I was bigger when I was in Japan but I didn’t get any nasty remark like this. Ever.
This is not even the first time. I went to buy trousers last month and this sales person came handing me a size 20 trouser. WTF? Are you my mother that you know the circumference of my ass!? FYI, It does not deserve a size 20!
(I don’t mean to criticize people who are size 20 but after exhausting myself with exercise everyday, I am not so thrilled to see someone shoving a size 20 trouser in my face.)
What has our society become? There are people who think Kate Winslet is fat and that is so wrong. I am still far from my goal weight but feel I have made improvements. Little improvements, baby steps. I’m on medication with weight gain as one of the fantastic side effect. It’s already hard for me to lose weight as much as I want to but I’m still here, fighting.
I guess I haven’t come to terms with the word “fat” yet. I’m tired of that word being associated with me for at least 10 years now.
By now you’ve discovered that I am self-concious and have big issues with my weight so I took a photo of my fat self to remember today’s milestone.