A woman’s amazing comeback to a pair of shop girls who laughed at her for wearing shorts has gone viral for good reason.
Harriet Rae revealed she overheard Superdrug workers sniggering at her appearance after walking into the Cornwall store wearing a pair of shorts. Why were they laughing at her for wearing shorts? I have no idea – it’s July. But Harriet had a surprisingly positive response.
She flashed the pair her ‘cheesiest grin’ and later took to Facebook to explain why the girls should think about their behaviour in future.
To the two girls working in Truro Superdrug this afternoon.
Don’t worry, I heard the comments you made to each other about my appearance and my shorts. You spoke loud enough for most people to hear. Its obviously not the first time you’ve had a giggle and a made comments about another girl but when you do it normally, the person you talk about probably looks away and you actually make them feel really sad inside. But today, by the looks on your faces you really weren’t prepared for the massive cheesy smile I gave you!
Just so you know, your words didn’t hurt me. The looks you gave me did not either.
I do feel slightly saddened that you think it’s ok to speak about another female, or in fact anyone, in that way.
I don’t believe you gained anything from it apart from looking a little bit silly when you realised I heard you.
If somehow you end up reading this, as Cornwall is a very small place, can you be a little bit kinder with your words? Some peoples skin isn’t as thick as mine has become and the next persons might be very thin indeed.
Just to take it that extra bit further, Harriet took the high road and complimented the girls, saying: “So in response to your comments, I send back some love! If you did your own hair and make up for work today, you are both very talented. I could never get my winged liner or my ponytail that perfect!”
Harriet added that she’s since spoken to Superdrug Head Office about the incident, and said ‘the intended message of the post was to spread kindness and positivity not embarrassment or hurt’. On top of that, she decided not to identify the girls or her location in the store when it happened.
Most of us would have probably gone straight to management, name-shamed them, or broke out in a fight. But Harriet’s perfect response definitely has more impact.
What a great way to deal with bullies.