Nothing good ever comes from being rude to someone. The truth is that we never know what people struggle with or what issues they face in their lives, so showing kindness can be that ray of sunshine they need in order to feel better, at least for a short time.
A woman named Claire shared an extraordinary story about how someone she had just met made fun of her weight.
Specifically, it was around Christmas time, and Claire was shopping for a dress. She was hosting a Christmas dinner for the entire family and wanted to look good.
She entered one of the stores and looked around. The dresses were nice, and she hoped to find something that would look good on her, but the young woman working there made the entire experience horrible.
As Claire tried one of the dresses, the saleswoman started laughing at her and said loudly so that the rest of the customers could hear her, “You definitely need a bigger size, or it’ll blow up on you on Christmas, or maybe a diet will help you.”
What followed were more mean comments. Claire couldn’t believe what she was hearing, so she decided to leave the store.
As tears started running down her face, she called her husband and told him how she was treated. He offered to go and pick her up and face the rude woman, but Claire said it wasn’t worth it. Plus, it was Christmas, and she didn’t want to spoil the holiday spirit with someone so rude.
She decided to focus on the good things instead, such as the joyous occasion that followed and her meeting her son’s girlfriend for the first time.
Christmas arrived, and Claire was getting ready for the dinner. She couldn’t wait to meet her future daughter-in-law, and she wanted everything to be perfect.
However, the moment her son and his girlfriend arrived and Claire opened the door, she was left in shock. The girlfriend was that same saleswoman who made fun of her some days ago.
The young woman’s face changed into a variety of reds, but Claire decided to act as though she was seeing her for the first time. “Oh, Claire, it’s so great to finally meet you! Please come! We’ll take care of you.”
As the night went on, the girlfriend tried to avoid any close contact with Claire. She was aware that she had made a mistake, but Claire couldn’t just let her act go unnoticed.
She believed her son had the right to know what kind of woman he was dating.
At one moment, Claire decided to share what happened at the store and how his son’s girlfriend insulted her and body-shamed her.
The young woman then left the house, embarrassed, and Claire’s son was thankful he learned what kind of person his girlfriend really was.
Claire was glad she taught that woman a lesson she would never forget.
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