I went into a Best Buy store, some months ago, looking for cables that would allow me to connect my laptop to my television. I had no idea what I needed so, after looking at what seemed like hundreds of different kinds cords and wires, I looked around for a sales associate. A couple guys walked by but seemed to be helping other customers at the time. So, I waited a few more minutes. Then I began to realize that, yes they were helping other customers but other customers who had arrived after me!! I was finally able to get the attention of one of the associates, who, after barely listening to what I needed help with, told me he'd 'be right back.' Well, folks, I waited....and patiently waited.....and frickin waited some more. After a good 15-20 minutes (yes I really did wait that long....or seemed to anyway), I went looking for someone else. I finally found someone who did help me but even so, I left the store feeling......really bad.
Not bad as in, 'Oh, I'm such a worthless piece of fat crap,' but bad in the 'Damn, it's really like thaaaaaaaat???' kind of way. I probably should have reported this guy.....but the truth is, it wasn't the first time I got the 'Fat Girl Ignore' and it wouldn't be the last. And what was I gonna say anyway, 'Hey that guy blew me off because I'm fat?' Sure, I could've said, 'I asked him for assistance and he left me hanging in the aisle,' but his response most likely would've been something along the lines of, 'I was busy helping another customer, ' or 'I got caught up in something else and forgot,' or 'I DID come back and couldn't find her,' blah blah blah. Something tells me, had I gone to a manager to complain, they would have laughed about it after I left.
Have you ever been overtly discriminated against (in a store, at work, at the doctor's office, etc.) because of your weight? If so, how did you handle it? Do you think I should have done something different in that scenario?