Post # 1
Bees…I need to get this off my chest. 🙁
I am a nanny and today I had to drive the baby over to meet the dad at an event center. He didn’t tell me what was going on but when I got there he was helping to set up for some sort of party…there were balloons, kids, and games everywhere so I assumed it was a kid’s birthday party. My boss introduced me to the director of the event center and he was very nice, and told me that I could go wait inside with the baby so we would be out of the sun.
When I walked inside I looked up and 2 older women were staring at me (they were in their 50s – 60s). One plastered on a big fake smile, and our conversation went as follows:
Her: Can we help you?
Me: No thank you, I’m just waiting for a moment. [Just trying to make small talk] Is this a birthday party?
Her: [looked at me like I had just asked the dumbest question on earth] No…it is not a birthday party. [The other lady giggles uncontrolably]
Me: Oh…sorry…I didn’t know…
Her: …are you with our group?
Me: No ma’am…I’m just waiting for her [gestured to the baby] dad, I’m her nanny…he is unloading supplies right now.
Her: [still with a big fake smile] I’m sorry, you can’t be in here if you aren’t with our group. You don’t have a nametag and you must have a nametag to be in this area.
I really felt like an idiot at this point so I just turned around to walk back outside. I guess I could have told her that the guy in charge told me I could wait inside but I honestly didn’t think of it and I didn’t want to wait in there with them anyway. As I walked down the hall towards the door I heard them erupt in laughter, and said something about “the help” wanting to wait inside with them. I was already mortified by that comment, and THEN the one who I was talking to the whole time said to her friend “…and she could certainly stand to lose a few pounds. Look how tight her shirt is.” I was literally 10-15 feet away, she had to know I could hear her.
I’m ridiculously insecure about my weight so of course I cried the whole drive home. I really hope that woman feels good about herself because she certainly succeeded in breaking me down.
Post # 3
Oh my, hugs to you! What little snitches….I can’t stand women like that. Sorry they were so mean to you, thats terrible!
Post # 4
@Miss Sorbet: ridiculously insecure
Apparently you aren’t the only one because women who make comments like are only trying to make themselves feel better about their own situations. It is really pathetic.
I am sorry you were subjected to that, it is very painful and frustrating. 🙁
Post # 5
@Miss Sorbet: OMG what bitches!! Im so sorry that happened to you 🙁 don’t let two miserable cows get you down!
Post # 7
Chalk it up to a miserable old woman with no manners….
Post # 8
Ditto with what PP said. I HATE women like that who are rude to strangers for no reason and talk down to what they call “the help”. I’m sorry they made you feel bad about yourself but honestly, you are so much classier and respectful than they are. If they need to make fun of a perfect stranger for kicks and giggles, then people in theri lives probably don’t like them all that much (if at all). Don’t let her break you down and karma is a b#$ch.
Post # 9
People like that plain suck! I’m sorry they made you feel like that, I mean how can people act like that? I would have said something to the guy who told you to wait inside, he may not have been able to say anything but at least it would make the bitches look bad! You need to treat yourself to a bubble bath or something. I wouldn’t ( or try) let them make you feel bad about yourself, at least know that your not a bitch like they are.
Post # 10
Petty people feel big when they cut other people down.
She probably hasn’t been successful in anyway in her life.
Brush her off like the dirt she is.
Post # 11
What a bitch. Karma will get her.
Post # 12
@Miss Sorbet: What a bitch. I truly do not understand people like that. I am so, so sorry! She must be completely miserable to spend her energy judging other human beings~ like, empty-wasteland of soul space. I wouldn’t take her opinion too seriously… she’s obviously looking for any little thing to tear other women down.
Post # 13
WOW!!! well the thing you have to remember about little old women who act like that is…they are lonely, mean, bitter old women who’s familys probably want nothing to do with them and will most likely die alone surounded by things and no one will care…they want to make you feel bad so they can feel better about their crapy life…you were the better person for walking away and not acting like those rude old bitties
Post # 14
Not to be overdramatic but people like that are one of the reasons I believe Hell must exist… because guaranteed this is not an isolated incident and those women are pieces of sh*t to most people they interact with.
And there’s no way you can be THAT big of a douche without paying for it somehow for eternity.
Please don’t let them tear you down. If you were 5’11” and 110 they would be making nasty remarks about you being “bony” or they would attack your hair or face or something else.
Post # 15
@UpstateCait: my sentiments exactly
Post # 16
That was terribly rude of them! I once had a complete stranger ask me, without preamble, if I was pregnant. I was so hurt and caught off-guard that I didn’t know what to do. I ended up crying for a while on the drive home, so I remember very vividly what that felt like.
There’s obviously nothing to be done about the way they acted now, but I might ask the dad who those ladies were and try to avoid them in the future if it seems your paths might cross again. There’s no point in wasting time around women like that!