Today morning as I was having my coffee and then while in the shower, I was thinking about something. Someone who I am close and quite friendly with has this habit of making fun of my weight. Now, normally I am quite used to it, even if I do get embarrassed, I normally don’t hold a grudge. But this person does it when the both of us meet the new joinees to our company for the very first time. This has happened a couple of times during the last few inductions.Â I’m sure she has no mean intentions. And I know that I should be used to people making fun of me because I am fat. But I felt bad thatÂ it was done on theÂ very first day that we meet theÂ new joinees, some of whom I would be training.
I didn’t say anything the first couple of times but I kept thinking about it today morning. So I typed an email to this person, who is my senior in the company, asking her if that was really necessary and that I didn’t mind if it was front of people I was comfortable with. I got a reply back a little later that the point was noted and that it wouldn’t happen again. But my question is : should I have not said anything? I mean, is that person going to stop being free with me because of this? I dunno if she is, but I have a feeling that it is going to be so.
The thing is, fat people have feelings too.