Here’s a post from Kalissa….She went to the county fair with Craig and met up with friends. Her feelings were very hurt by an incident that happened there. Here’s what happened in her words.
“I went out Saturday night. This is my bestie Regan. We’ve been friends for 10+ years. We went to a concert and it was a blast.
The concert was over and we were heading out. There was a guy selling sandwiches on the track (awesome business strategy btw).
Regan and I went up to him. We asked how much sandwiches were. He looked at Regan and said “For you, I’ll give you 2 for $6” with a wink and handed her two sandwiches.
I pulled out $6. He said, “For you…here.” He took my money from me and replaced it with one sandwich. One. Sandwich.
I’m not even kidding. This vendor was pricing sandwiches based on women’s appearance and apparently I wasn’t worth much.
So to the jerk who ruined my night, let me tell you about ME. The ME that is much more than my appearance.
I just had a baby 5 months ago. I did not need to be reminded that I do not have my pre baby body back.
Last night was the first night we hired a babysitter and actually went out since my dad died in June.
I regularly go to therapy to work through my deeply rooted body image issues, also known as body dysmorphic disorder. I have come so far in learning how to love myself, my body, and my appearance.
I just hit my 10 lbs down mark yesterday and I was feeling more confident than I had in over a year.
I am so much more than meets the eye. I am a mom, a daughter, a wife, a nurse, a volunteer, a good person, and I’m kind. Unlike you.
So to heck with you Mr. Sandwich man. Do you talk about your wife or daughter or mother that way? If I was basing prices on personality, you wouldn’t ever be able to afford a sandwich.
Am I just a millennial who gets offended by everything? Am I making something out of nothing? Probably. I don’t really care. I’m just angry.
I’ve contacted the organization who this jerk is associated with. I’m waiting to hear back.
All in all, please be kind. Please be so so kind to everyone you meet. You don’t know what they are going through or what a difference a single comment or gesture can make.”
As a mom, I hurt for Kalissa. I can’t believe there are still people out there like this. I really have no words. A person is so much more than their body.
Love you Peanut!!