Superdrug has issued an apology to a young lady who was laughed at by two of their workers. Superdrug has begun a prompt inquiry into the event. However, Harriet Rae, who was targeted by store employees, has stated that she does not want to identify the staff and that her post was to cast humanity and positivity, not shame or injury.
Harriet was shopping at a Superdrug branch in Cornwall when she was sniggered at by two girls working there. She states remarks were made because of her appearance, and because she was wearing shorts. Harriet’s Facebook post regarding the shop employees in the Truro store has since gone viral, being distributed almost 50,000 times across the globe.
Harriet caught the judgments that the workers made about her, regarding her appearance and her shorts. They conversed harsh enough for most people to hear, and it obviously wasn’t the first time that they had laughed and made criticisms about other people, but when they usually do it, the person they’re talking about, probably looks away and is actually feeling really miserable inside.
However, by the expressions on their faces, they were not ready for the huge cheesy grin that Harriet gave them.
Harriet stated, “Just so you know, your words didn’t hurt me.”
The looks that they gave Harriet didn’t bother her either, yet she did feel somewhat disheartened that they deemed it okay to talk about another human being in that way.
They certainly didn’t achieve anything from it, aside from looking a little stupid when they realised Harriet had heard what they had spoken.
Harriet responded, “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 people’s skin isn’t as thick as Harriet’s had grown, and the next persons might not be as thick, so in reply to their remarks, Harriet is giving back some love.
Harriet stated, “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!
Not everyone out there is perfect, but the thought that somebody else could or would punish them for being different from the idea that being perfect is the norm is completely absurd. We don’t exist in a perfect society, and if we were all identical, it would be quite dull.
People’s views towards being perfect is a matter of politics, a notion of driving people to turn on one another, and people chose to act upon this idea and to stoop so low as to harass other people and make them miserable.
It’s a sport, victimising people that are less wealthy, or people who are happy in the clothes that they wear. Our clothes are just a suit of armour, some people dress to wow, some people dress for comfort, some people just don’t worry how they look, but they’re happy nevertheless, and there are those that just are not moneyed enough to dress that nice, but that’s what makes us distinctive.
Furthermore, we should not be abused for the way we want to attire ourselves, that’s our prerogative, not everyone else’s!.