The best part about this experience, is that I was not the only one who noticed it. My husband, probably for the first time, witnessed first-hand how it is for bigger girls to go shopping in regular sized girls stores. (This can also happen if you walk into a plus-size store and they think you are too small to shop there as well!) I am right on the edge where I never know whether or not I will be able to fit their clothes. To say shopping is stressful is an understatement.
I head towards the racks and try one on......IT FITS!! So excited. The woman starts to take notice after I try a few on and comes over to see if I need assistance. I explain what I am looking for and she begins the search. As I begin to try on jacket after jacket and put them in a pile to purchase, the lady realizes I am here to spend and proceeds to point out scarves and jewelry and everything else she figures she can sell me. Finally giving me the attention I deserved from the minute I walked in the door. I held back though and only bought 4 of the jackets (all of which were on sale).
While some would argue that she was just allowing me the time to see if I was just looking, the fact of the matter is, my husband felt the disdain radiating off her towards me the moment she looked me over. Isn't it sad though that I have come to accept this as the norm. Now I could have left and bought elsewhere, but I had been looking all over and this was the first place I could find a good selection of what I was looking for.
Besides, if I left the store every time someone looked at me like that, I'd be walking around naked.