Monday, February 15, 2010

Venting

I was at work today when a customer asked me when my baby was due. I told her I wasn't pregnant. That's when she reached over the counter, patted my stomach and said, "Well, what's that all about hon?"

I tried to ignore her but she started telling me a story about her daughter and how a stranger asked her if she was pregnant. The daughter was mortified that someone thought she was pregnant when she wasn't. I was expecting my apology at this point but instead she asked me if I have any children. I told her yes and she said, "I guess that explains it."

I told her I just lost 35 pounds and she said, "Wow! You deserve a medal for that!".

"Have a nice day" is all I could tell her. I'm really hoping management gives me a Star of the Month award for NOT reaching over the counter and strangling her.

13 comments:

Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com said...

WOW! I totally give you a gold star! I am a pretty calm person, but I would have made her pay for such a ridiculous comment! That is such a golden rule to never say that! As a person that isn't model thin, I can feel your pain! Congrats on the recent weight loss - it's not easy!

Just wanted to stop by and give you a "hug" from a far

Kim@ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com

Alexis said...

That lady has issues of her own, obviously. Don't let someone elses insecurities make you feel bad. Stay proud of yourself and your ability to not stoop to her level. Good on ya! Hugs

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

good for you for maintaining control! I will never understand why some people are unable to humble themselves and apologize for their mistakes. Sounds like she needed to eat crow badly. I like to think what comes around...you know. Sounds like she was angry that someone did it to her daughter and wanted revenge. Pretty sick in my book. I'm sorry she was so rude.

Lisa said...

What amazing control you have!! I might've freaked out! I am a bit 'chubby' in the belly and I've been asked several times so I feel your pain.

Lisa B said...

OMG!! I don't know if I should laugh or scream!!! The nerve of some people. I want to laugh because the same thing happened to me! That is why I don't say anything to people...just in case they are not!
I can't believe that you showed so much restraint!!!! I saw a t-shirt that said once..."I maybe fat but you are ugly and I can diet!!" I so wanna wear that!
This woman obvisouly has issues BEYOND issues..Good for you to show that you are better than her!

Jessica said...

I agree, you should get a medal for not slapping the taste out of her mouth!!! I am always amazed at how unfeeling, or uncaring people are. I'd have thought that she would have realized how a comment like that can effect some one since her own daughter had the experience! Congrats on the weight loss, I know how hard it is.

Regina Easter said...

omg omg omg omg....the nerve of her....you go girl losing that weight....it is not easy...hugs

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Heather,
OMGoodness...The nerve of some unkind people...I never ask people that question.....Sounds like this woman was kind-of a little crazy and since that happened to her daughter she somehow got revenge through being unkind to u...I honsetly think you are a very cute girl and very talented...Hugs...Krista
Ps...I just read one of your comments from another lady and she agrees with what I said...(wink)

joeygirl86 said...

omg what a beast! don't listen to a word she said..she sounds like a nut job! I would have been soooo mad...good job on staying calm...and great job on losing the weight! :)

MarilynH said...

You are my hero Heather! I can't believe that woman!! she was probably thin, huh? never had a problem in her life with weight? way to go on the weight loss! :)

Hiedi said...

Wow, just wow! I can't imagine having the nerve to act like that. Lady needed some forethought and a good filter...

DonnaMundinger said...

You DO deserve a medal, for keeping your cool AND for your fabulous weight loss. I would have ripped her face off! xxD

Crayola58 said...

Heather, OMG, I cannot believe people and their insensive behavior. You do indeed deserve a whole banner of gold stars for your polite response. That lady obviously has issues she deals with by being rude to others. Hugs and hugs...
Carole

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