Have you had a salesperson fatshame you in SG?
I realize SG is not as PC/woke as some other countries, but I was quite taken aback when this auntie told me that “you are quite heavy so you need a larger size” today.
For context, she was trying to sell me an item that is larger than my usual size (which was not in stock).
And when I came out of the fitting room and told her it didn’t fit she said something along the lines of “see, (the item) too small right!”
And when I told her that actually it was too loose, she kind of snorted disbelievingly.
I felt kinda self-conscious the rest of the day even though I don’t really think I’m that fat (163cm, 49kg). Granted, I was wearing a flowy maxi dress (which I may also never wear again) so I might have looked larger. Also, I have eczema so I’m self-conscious about the way I look in general anyway.
How common is this kind of “sales tactic” here?
When I think about it rationally, I don’t think I’m fat. But I have put on a few KGs over the last few years and yeah I know it still doesn’t make me anywhere near being clinically overweight.
I kind of feel bad about the added weight tho, cuz I know it’s a result of straight up over-eating sinful things like bubble tea.
The over-eating is still on-going unfortunately. I’ve also always looked somewhat larger than my weight would suggest because my shoulders are rather broad. Not the dainty looking body type.
- Why are you even worrying that you’re fat when you’re borderline underweight?
- 163cm and 49kg. BMI is 18.4. I would say you are somewhat underweight though. Dont take those words to heart. Aunties tend to have sh!t mouths and attitude.
- Wtf i dislike people like that. not common, she is just bad at her job. Did you tell her off for her unprofessional behaviour?
- Happened to me.
I still have my obvious tummy leftover from pregnancy, but I still prefer to wear clothes that fit well on my shoulders (I’m 1.5m).
I walked straight into the shop asking for the dress I knew I wanted to buy. I asked for an S. She looked me up and down and said, “I will give you an L, coz this one small cutting”.
I went in the changing room, and came out showing her the big gap in the arm hole. I asked for a smaller size, so she gave me M.
I went back in, also had a gaping hole, and so I asked for an S. I prefer its fit, and I came back out in my original clothes. She asked me mockingly, “So how? Need XS?”
I want to support a local brand, so I’m quite disappointed with that particular staff. That outlet closed after a while, so I hope that lady is not in service line anymore!