I get furious as fuck tbh it always feels personal. Like I KNOW you can see how fat I am stop saying this shit around me!
this past weekend at work (my retail job), my coworker who is literally a beanpole size 00, speaking directly to me, was like, “cienna, i’ve gained 15 pounds in the last [general period of time]! nothing fits me anymore!”
my response was something like a shrug and, “oh well. it happens.”
and she was like, “no, you don’t understand! everyone in my family is really fat. my dad gained a lot of weight around my age. i’m starting to get scared. i’ve been running a lot more lately because i need to fix this problem.”
and the whole time i was just like?????????????????????? i am the only fat person who works in this store. we don’t even carry above a size 16 here. i can’t even buy clothes at the clothing store in which i work. again, i am the only fat person who works here. you could have complained to literally anyone else!!!!! and yet here you are.
at that point it is personal, tbh.