By HereToLaughAtU - 18/11/2014 04:16 - United States - Des Moines
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#42, you do realize that plus sizes take more fabric to make, and so the stores take a lower profit on them? How come If I get a yard of fabric for $30 (made into a shirt), Someone grossly obese can get 2-3 yards for the same price? That's not really fair now is it?
#61, I'm thumbing you down for using the term "grossly obese." That is, in my opinion, terribly offensive and just down-right rude. You could have used nicer terms, for example "someone of a larger size", to express your thoughts. Honestly. But maybe it's just me.
That's not exactly discrimination.. after all they aren't stuck like that, once upon a time I was obese and got offended at things like this but I got tired of it and instead of being offended I decided to change. now I'm of average weight and feel great. if anything having to spend more or "discriminating" against obese people is a great thing and I'm thankful for it for giving me the push to change my life for the better.
I didn't realize that it was a medical term, so I apologize for over reacting a bit! In the context it was used though, it didn't seem like 61 was using it as a medical term. When I think of gross I think of it to mean the same as disgusting, so in my head it seemed like they were saying "disgustingly obese" which I found rude. But now that I know it's a medical term, sorry for getting slightly judgemental everybody!
Isn't it also possible that the "special" could have something to do with supply/demand? For example, the smaller sizes didn't sell as well so they're trying to get rid of all the excess? Or maybe they have different specials for different sizes depending on the time period? Like how in the food industry the "large" format is on sale one week and then in the future the "small" is on sale? I have no experience in marketing or sales, so please don't flame me, I'm honestly curious ;)
They might not have to be the same price, but why charge full price for plus sizes? At least do maybe the same percentage off both and just have a higher ticket price on the plus sizes if it's that big of a deal. Then it wouldn't seem so discriminatory... And yes I'm aware OP more than likely has no control of the pricing.
#81 while it may have worked for you, studies have shown that treating people horribly for being over weight is more likely to make them gain weight than lose it. Also, I don't think that it's ever a good thing to discriminate against another human being based on the way they look. The fact that they could lose weight doesn't give anyone the right to treat them like crap until they do.
Tell her she has anger management issues and is acting like a child. She literally asked for it.
"Literally" was definitely used correctly, as Vegetarian27 previously mentioned. It could also work in the sense that it was silly of the customer to get angry at OP for telling her the truth (claiming that by correcting her, OP was implying she was fat and unable to read), when she was the one who originally inquired or "literally asked" about the price difference.
"Yes, you're also an asshole. Have a nice day." The customer IS always right.
Ya know, I'm sitting here waiting for orientation for a cashier position, and now I'm a little more anxious. But damn, no skin off your back OP! Not your fault they're ignorant!
Walk out now! Get out of there fast! Hated my days as a cashier. Did it for three years and will never go back. Anyway, good luck with your new job, hope for the best. Always remember, the customer isn't mad at you, you are just the person in the immediate area they can yell at.