A victim of fat-shaming overheard an apparent snide remark from someone in line behind her and decided to do something about it…with her wallet.
I had to chuckle when I read about a woman who was the victim of what’s come to be known as “fat-shaming” at a bakery.
As the story goes, as reported by the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, a 19-year-old in Indiana visited her local bakery during an Easter sale. She says that while she was in line waiting to place an order, a customer behind her whispered to a fellow customer, “Let’s hope this fat bitch doesn’t buy all the cupcakes.”
She said she originally planned to purchase only a half-dozen, but after hearing the remark, she spent $54 to literally “buy all the cupcakes.”
What’s wrong with people these days?
The article states the woman behind the teenager was impatient because of another customer apparently taking “too long” at the front of the line. Impatience is one thing. Being in a hurry is one thing.
But making that kind of snide comment about another person is turning it personal. What’s wrong with someone that they feel it’s somehow acceptable to be so rude?
In my book, they’re the ones who need some kind of help. And maybe, just maybe, they’re the ones who aren’t deserving of a sweet treat like a cupcake.
If this is the best someone can do when it comes to treating other people with respect, maybe they need lots of alone time to process why they’re so disrespectful…and to then get over themselves.
The teenager called her own actions “petty” in a later social media post. But the bakery apparently didn’t agree, and has since sent her several “care packages” of — what else? — cupcakes to share with her friends and co-workers.
It sounds like the bakery is a lot nicer than some of its customers who might have a bit too much time on their hands and a bit to high an opinion of themselves in their judgment of others who don’t meet their lofty standards.
Some of us grew up with the sage advice, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then say nothing.”
It’s a shame more apparently didn’t.
How would you have reacted if someone behind you made that kind of comment about you?
Patrick is a Christian with more than 26 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.