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Would you defend a clothing store customer who was belittled for her weight?

ABCnews.com 2012/03/16 14:35:07
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  • Glenn Mitchell 2012/03/26 02:31:09
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Glenn Mitchell
    Great customer service
  • Knightrider 2012/03/24 06:09:41
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Knightrider
    The employee should be fired, and the management should also be called into question for their apparent lack of sales training.
  • Mikel_mad2002 2012/03/20 10:06:56
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Mikel_mad2002
    Weight problems aren't always caused because the person doesn't care about themselves. It could be a medical problem, who are we to judge?
  • lucky 2012/03/19 14:04:02
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    lucky
    +1
    A person's health is their own business, a clothing store is there to make money, an overweight person's money is just as good as a thin persons.
  • redneck 2012/03/18 18:19:56
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    redneck
    It depends on who started and what it's about.
  • marilynwann 2012/03/18 15:30:05
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    marilynwann
    Anyone who defends shops that refuse to offer products to people of all sizes or workers who treat people badly based on weight...you're defending a very ugly prejudice. You are not concerned about anyone's health, just the health of your own ugly feeling of superiority based on prejudice.
  • marilyn... marilyn... 2012/03/18 15:31:29
    marilynwann
    +2
    The fact that this survey question is written the way it is...ugly prejudice. For a healthy and social justice option: Health At Every Size®.
  • gbudavid 2012/03/18 15:26:08
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    gbudavid
    I have gotten the manager when I have seen an employee mistreated.. I would do the same for a Customer...
  • hari 2012/03/18 14:57:37
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    hari
    selling strategy be framed fair to maintain customers taste as every penny spent needs to have value for the price paid
  • LloydMacDuff 2012/03/18 14:32:46
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    LloydMacDuff
    I agree the employee should be dismissed
  • Michelle Pfeiff 2012/03/18 13:33:56
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Michelle Pfeiff
    I think it's appalling when a person calls out another for physical features. People need to see each other for who they are and not how they look. We need to treat each other with kindness. And, if a store doesn't take action against an employee who behaves this way, I would certainly never frequent there again.
  • bluelady 2012/03/18 13:12:32
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    bluelady
    anyone know what store??
  • Mike 2012/03/18 08:29:57
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Mike
    I would try another way to talk to her Calling her a fatty is rude.
  • Odinsown 2012/03/18 07:25:02
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Odinsown
    I once went to zumiez to buy a shirt I explained to the lady that I had a forty four inch chest, I have always been a big guy, she stated "we don't carry anything your size, you're not a man your a Jeffer(sp)
  • Danny Barker 2012/03/18 04:51:43
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Danny Barker
    Don't even have to think that one.
  • MO.gal 2012/03/18 04:26:49
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    MO.gal
    +1
    Yes, I would defend her. I would also take it to management and tell them if they allow customers to be treated this way I will not be a customer in the future.
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2012/03/18 03:50:11
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +1
    bullies burn my ass....nuff said
  • zebsmom 2012/03/18 01:37:01
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    zebsmom
    +1
    I didn't see or hear about the specific event, but in general, who the heck do sales staff think they are to give anyone a hard time. Personally, there are a whole lot of stores I don't go into in the first place because I doubt they'd have anything to fit me [5'10" and somewhat rubenesque].
  • sjalan 2012/03/18 00:08:18
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    sjalan
    +3
    And I'd take it one step further and get the person who demeaned the person fired.
  • Gooky 2012/03/17 23:59:49
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Gooky
    +1
    Is there a link here,that i'm not seeing?
  • carly 2012/03/17 23:31:28
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    carly
    +1
    Of course thats just damn right rude n no need for it!!
  • ID51 2012/03/17 23:02:45
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    ID51
    +3
    I truly believe weight is an individual issue. I worked hard to get to my perfect weight, but I did it for me and no one else. It used to be the "customer is always right," but not anymore. The customer has power though when they vote with their feet and pocketbook. Go to a store where they respect you - no matter what your size.
  • robinswebnest 2012/03/17 22:49:23
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    robinswebnest
    +3
    One point here is the sales clerk has a job......do they want to keep it? Fat, thin and everthing in between.....they pay the sales clerks salary and therefore, deserve RESPECT!
    You don't know the persons story, so you have no right to judge.
  • James 2012/03/17 22:46:34
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    James
    +1
    I would fire the sales rep on the spot. Fat or not, the customer is the only reason for being in business.
  • Brightsprite62 2012/03/17 21:42:46
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Brightsprite62
    +1
    I'm considered morbidly obese and I've been belittled for my weight. By other customers usually. I've learned to speak up and not except that kind of rude and uncalled for behavior. My usually reply is "I may be fat but your acting stupid and I can lose weight."
  • JoLost 2012/03/17 21:33:39
    No. Being overweight is unhealthy and she should be shamed.
    JoLost
    But I also dont believe its a good practice of doing business in the promotion of clothing sales & profits..
  • Cricket 2012/03/17 21:13:04
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Cricket
    +4
    Hell yeah

    Not just weight but anything else for that matter! I am not afraid to speak up and have many of times about many of things, make a scene, I do not care!!!!
  • KB Cricket 2012/03/17 21:46:09
    KB
    +3
    Same here. Sometimes I get into trouble because I butt into other people's problems, but for me, if I see an injustice I can't just sit back, because I was bullied when I was younger and I've seen people get mistreated and no one do a thing about it, so it has been my desire to help those who are being driven into the ground, even if the accused person may have done something wrong.
  • Cricket KB 2012/03/17 21:47:10
    Cricket
    +2
    Be proud you are this way. :):)
  • KB Cricket 2012/03/17 21:49:51
    KB
    +2
    Thanks a bunch
  • Cricket KB 2012/03/17 21:56:25
    Cricket
    +1
    You're welcome. :):)
  • BILL 2012/03/17 21:08:37
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    BILL
    +3
    I would defend anyone, anyplace for being belittled for anything, it's nothing but bullying with a different name
  • Piper 2012/03/17 21:07:14
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Piper
    +2
    I know this question is based on an imaginary scenario, because I do watch the show "What Would You Do?"........
    I have no trouble standing up and speaking out against bigotry and bullying though, when I see it. Doesn't always make one "popular", but staying silent makes you just as guilty, I think.
  • Flamingolady 2012/03/17 20:34:20
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Flamingolady
    +2
    This is shameful! The salesperson should be fired.
  • sglmom 2012/03/17 20:33:44
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    sglmom
    +4
    It is all about respect for your customer ..
    Choose to belittle based on /surface looks/ .. and guess what .. your business will suffer in the end (and yes, word of mouth will be making sure of it .. )

    (I'll speak up if someone is being rudely talked about .. there's no excuse .. and being Vision Impaired myself .. I've had rude comments directed at me (due to the blindness) .. these folks making these comments are just rude, shallow .. ignorant).
  • Mike 2012/03/17 20:11:16
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Mike
    +3
    Absolutely
  • Gordon 2012/03/17 20:08:44
    No. Being overweight is unhealthy and she should be shamed.
    Gordon
    +1
    Actually, both my wife and I have been pushed aside by fat women in a hurry. I don't condone rudeness or hostility, but we've been abused by fat women who should have known better.
  • robinsw... Gordon 2012/03/17 22:52:26
    robinswebnest
    And how many times do you think fat people are abused. Your arguement is saying they deserve it....sorry, but as a former fat person with many health problems, I can tell you that the abuse I recieved at the hands of skinny people, was far and above anything you can imagine.
  • Michell... Gordon 2012/03/18 13:46:12 (edited)
    Michelle Pfeiff
    What happened to do unto others as you would have done unto you? Just because someone was rude to you doesn't mean another person (not even the one who was rude) should be treated poorly. And rudeness comes in all shapes and sizes.
  • Walt 2012/03/17 20:05:09
    Yes. No one deserves such hostile treatment.
    Walt
    +2
    I would defend a woman who was being demeaned over her weight by a retailer toady. There are a few women in my family that are heavy and they don't deserve mistreatment.

    Retailer employees are usually very intimidated by me for some reason. This kind of teachable experience would make them dread ever seeing me again in their store.

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