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October 3, 2009

The Nicest Way...

So. I was in Walmart this afternoon, already kind of frustrated and not in the best of moods. It was just one of those mornings...you know the kind, where you are ill and not really in a good mood and don't know why. Yea. It was that kind of morning. I was by myself. I left Noah at home asleep with Josh while he was watching Football and left to get some "me" time and clear my head. [There were only about 1837527192837561 things running through my mind.]

I didn't really have anything that I needed. Just to pick up a pack of party invitations for Noah's birthday party on the 17th and I was in desperate need of a bottle of lotion. I have successfully managed to empty every bottle of baby lotion in the house. [What can I say? I use lotion everyday, several times, but never actually buy the stuff.] So, I'm standing there, hanging back so that anyone else who is looking for lotion can see the shelf, when this woman walks up beside me. She is probably in her mid 40's or early 50's. She's very "well off", that much is obvious. I can sense her looking at me, but I just kept evaluating my moisturizing situation. I reach down to pick up a bottle of Suave Lotion [It was on Sale for $2.70] when this woman speaks up.

"If I were you, I might consider going with the firming lotion. You look as if you could use it."

My mouth literally dropped. Was she serious?? As if that little comment didn't make me want to sink into the ground, the one that followed was even worse.

"You know, you would probably be a pretty girl if you fixed your hair and had someone show you how to do your makeup and all. Maybe a different 'style...' "

This random stranger has basically just told me in the nicest way EVER that I was flabby and not-so-attractive. Ouch. Talk about hitting someone when they were down. Any of you that have ever had a baby know that your self esteem is the last thing to return after said child is born. So, me, having only had a baby 1 year ago, am still NOT feeling the best in the world about myself as it is. And then this complete stranger tells me I look like crap.

I mean, the comment was bad enough but that added little "probably" in there...wow. So, for lack of anything to say at having just been told that, I turned, teary eyed and walked away. I reached the check out, payed for my lotion {having unknowingly actually purchased firming lotion!} and left. I walked to my car, dragging my feet and with my head hung low. I had just been told exactly the thing that I felt about myself.

I drove to Starbucks, hoping that a Venti White Mocha Frap may make me feel better. No luck. And my mood has been rotten ever since. Yuck. Thanks so much lady for ruining my day. You have obviously never had a child. Have no clue what it feels like to having something invade your body, warp it and stretch it in ways YOU never thought possible, then after 9 months abandon you and leave you to deal with what's left. It's not exactly the easiest thing in the world to get used to. Especially when you have people like Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, and the Kardashian sisters flaunting their picture perfect bodies all over TV every single day. Add in a husband that you feel like you don't satisfy anymore and you have figured out how MOM'S feel...

Ugh. Some people.

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7 Comments:

At October 3, 2009 at 9:22 PM , Blogger Sandy said...

OMG! I can not believe that anyone would do that! I mean, I do believe that she must have, but. . .why!! I am so sorry. Your picture on your blog is beautiful, and I know that God, Josh and your family and friends know how beautiful you are!

 
At October 3, 2009 at 10:29 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

Some people just have no class. No matter how "well off" they are there is no reason to speak that way to anyone. Poor you! And good for you for not biting her head off!

 
At October 4, 2009 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Cindy said...

I am so sorry. I can't believe that. I would have never done anything like that. I believe that when people say things like that they are not in any way happy with their own lives. They find fault in everyone else to help themselves feel better. Bullies. Crazy that they are not only found in school.

 
At October 4, 2009 at 6:44 PM , Blogger mindy2780 said...

Ignore her! That is awful what that woman said to you. The horrible thing is that she probably thought she was being helpful.
Your picture is adorable. Forget what she said.

 
At October 5, 2009 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh! That is crazy, no class at all!!!

I ordered the videos from amazon.com and they were $10 each. Hope this helps!=)

 
At October 5, 2009 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh! That is crazy, no class at all!!!

I ordered the videos from amazon.com and they were $10 each. Hope this helps!=)

 
At October 5, 2009 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Skye said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is one of the most horrible things I've ever heard of a stranger saying to someone in public. Just plain mean. Maybe she was having a terrible day herself- she must have been feeling pretty low in order to say something so mean to you. Feel sorry for her, not for yourself! You are beautiful and know how to treat others! :)

 

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