Yesterday I was up in Belfast... I have a client based there and in the interests of networking and goodwill I make the journey up to hand over work and put a face to the emails so to speak... plus expenses right!?!
When I'm up there... I take the opportunity to pop into the shops... ASDA is still a fav since UNI ... Matalan for house things... Boots... I know, I know, it's the same but ya never know right?! There's a massive New Look that I pass and I'd hate to miss a bargain!
Pretty new cushion that I did not need at all!
So once all the work was done, I decided to do a little food shop in Sainsburys on the way home... it's the little things that excite me... bless... I faffed about in the car park and got a space eventually pretty much near the main entrance... opposite the taxi rank...
I went inside... did my shopping... took some pics of products for posts on here... bought bold things for the Bank Holiday weekend... and made my way back to the car...
As I passed with my little trolly... 5... FIVE taxi drivers thought it was OK to comment on my size... these were all middle-aged fat balding men... and by fat I mean beer barrel bellies! Not a Brad Pitt amongst them... with the kind of fashion sense even GOK couldn't deal with... A Weight Watchers leaders DREAM to get 'em on the scales! But these perfect human specimens thought they could say whatever they liked...
'fucking size of her...' 'the fat ones are always more willing' *cue hysterical laughter*... 'you wouldn't want her on top though would ya...' Hilarious they were... laughing pretty much to my face as I put my bags in the car... inside, I was dying! I wanted to punch them... I wanted to shout 'do you know ANYTHING about me?!?! How fucking dare you!' ALL the swear words were on the tip of my tongue... but if I lashed out, wouldn't I be just as bad as them? Or some crazy woman kicking off? Sure weren't they only having a laugh...
They continued staring... smirking... giggling at how funny they were and I knew I had to pass by them again to put the trolley back... honestly in my head I'd have happily shoved it 'accidentally' into one of their cars but why should I? Why should they be allowed to make me feel like that?
So as I walked past them for the second time... I held my head up... I wasn't going to do anything but ignore them... but one of them sniggered and set them all off... and I paused... and I snapped... most unlike me... normally I'd have driven off crying and found the nearest petrol station and fed my misery... but no... not today! Today I spun around... looked every one of them up and down, like they were a piece of dirt on the ground and I asked them in the sweetest voice I could muster... 'So none of you have a mirror at home? Really?! I find that amazing in 2014! Taxi drivers in Dublin wouldn't get away with looking like THAT... You should all REALLY invest!' then turned on me heels and got the hell outta dodge! I believe they were floored... gobsmacked... it's probably the first time someone has dared to answer them back!
Was I mean? Maybe... Am I as bad as them? Could be... Do I care? NO! But I reckon I'm not the only woman who has had cutting remarks thrown her way from those assholes... I suspect they stand about waiting for fares having a good old laugh at normal decent people who are easy targets... Has some tall girl been slagged by them? Some flat chested girl? A girl with red curly hair? A sassy blonde? or someone who they don't deem pretty enough?
Over the past week, people I interact with online have been fat shamed... beautiful, funny, fabulous women, have been made to feel like shit!
I'm am officially calling people out if they dare to pass a remark on me from now on! Name and shame is my new policy! I'll ask them to repeat whatever they've said nice and loud, so I can be VERY clear on what they're saying about me, before I rustle up a reply... I will shame them for bullying me! These people have little to be doing with their time if all they can do is insult me... This new attitude is getting big and bold but NO ONE has the right to make me feel bad about myself!
and I expect the same from all of you! *wags fingers*
and just to help the attitude problem I got silver 7 number 15 yesterday too!!!
7 stone 9lbs gone!