This is what happened:
I pulled into McDonald's, ordered, paid at the first window, then proceeded to the second window to pick up my order.
Upon arriving at the window, the employee asked, "You want to cancel your order right?". I said, "what?". She said, "A small caramel frappe, you want to cancel right? Because you don't need that." I said, "why's that, because I'm fat?" She said, "They told me to say it, it was just a joke forget I said it."
While I am overweight, I am currently losing--I have lost 13 lbs so far. No milestone I realize and I have another 30 lbs to go but I shouldn't have to put up with insulting remarks from an employee of a restaurant where I am purchasing food. 85% of Americans are either obese or overweight, I am not alone. I would venture to guess that a large portion of these people eat at McDonald's; does McDonald's want their employees to insult every overweight customer? Certainly if they did this, they would find themselves with very few customers.
It's ironic that the employee that made the comment was overweight herself! And now every time I consider pulling into a local fast-food restaurant I don't. I fear I will be subject to ridicule and again be embarrassed beyond belief.
I have been thin most of my life--I am very athletic. But I went thru a difficult 5 years and my excess weight is a result of that. I suffer from depression, when I feel depressed I eat. I know it is the wrong thing to do and I am trying to correct it. But depression is hard enough to beat without assholes saying horrible things to you--they don't even know me. If you yourself have never been overweight, you have no idea how rude and deliberately mean people can be.
I appreciate you taking the time to help.....thank you. I know if you can't help I can try contacting McDonald's directly but I don't think they really care, if they did, they would certainly do a better job of training their employees.
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