I will never shop at Lane Bryant again, It was like a screwy pretty women moment
First off I will admit I am very slender, even after having kids I am tiny. Second I dont care what people weigh, I never have, my husband is a large man. I'm more concerned about who you are, Im mixed race and learned very early on that was more important then just about anything.
My mother in law is a Full Figured Women, so is my SIL. Well there birthdays are this weekend. We are going to MILs for Thanksgiving and spending the week with her getting her home ready for winter. She loves Lane Bryant Clothing, she runs a retirement home and dresses very nice. So I took my kids who are out of school to the mall and went to the store. My plan was to buy something nice for each MIL and SIL and then get them each a giftcard.
Not 5 min, after I walk into the store this sales women comes up and I kid you not goes "You do realize we wont have anything for PEOPLE like you", now being mixed race I have had racial distrimation on both (black, white, and Arab). However this was different, the way she said it, it was the same way in High School girls who called me Anorexic used to. I told her I liked several things, playing stupid, thinking maybe I was wrong. Nope. "We don't carry clothing for girls like you, you realize we are a Beautiful Full- Figured womens store" My response- "I hope, my MIL is a 18W and my SIL is a 24W Tall" Her face was priceless, but then she stood there staring at us look around the store. My 10 year old told me it made her feel like she was doing something wrong. So we left, I plan on calling customer service and complaining. Nobody should ever be spoken to like that in any store, it was like she was bothered we were in the store. Plus, my kids were there and had it happen. Its a good lesson, my eldest daughter told me she felt like a weird Julia Roberts from Pretty Women and I laughed.
For goodness sake, its Christmas time, what is this lady expecting.