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A woman with her grandmother | Source: Amomama
A woman with her grandmother | Source: Amomama

A Dress Shop Assistant Humiliated My Grandma, So I Taught Her a Lesson She'll Never Forget

Ayesha Muhammad
May 22, 2024
07:45 A.M.

Witness the worst! My grandma just got treated horribly at a fancy boutique while looking for a dress for my wedding. A rude salesperson made the worst comments about her. This is how I stood up for her.

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My grandma has always been my hero. She's the sweetest, most loving person you'll ever meet. So, when she went to a local dress shop to find something special for my upcoming wedding, I was really excited for her. But what happened next left me absolutely fuming.

A young woman with her grandmother | Source: Midjourney

A young woman with her grandmother | Source: Midjourney

Gran went to this supposedly high-end boutique in town, hoping to find a dress to make her feel beautiful on my big day. She wanted something elegant and special. However, things didn't go as planned at all.

As Gran walked into the shop, the assistant, a young woman with a sneer plastered on her face, looked her up and down with obvious disdain. "Can I help you?" she asked, her tone dripping with condescension.

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Gran, always polite, smiled and said, "Yes, I'm looking for a dress for my granddaughter's wedding."

A high-end boutique with designer dresses | Source: Midjourney

A high-end boutique with designer dresses | Source: Midjourney

The assistant raised an eyebrow and smirked. "For you? Well, good luck finding something that won't look like a tent on you. Our dresses are for more, uh, modern figures. But go ahead, knock yourself out."

Gran felt a little hurt but decided to browse anyway. She's always been the kind of person who doesn't let negativity get to her. She found a lovely dress and asked if they had it in her size. The assistant laughed, a harsh sound that echoed in the quiet store, and said, "Oh, honey, we don't carry sizes that big. Maybe try a store that specializes in plus-size. You know, places that cater to, um, larger ladies."

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An elderly woman checking dresses in a boutique | Source: Midjourney

An elderly woman checking dresses in a boutique | Source: Midjourney

Trying to keep her composure, Gran pointed to another dress and asked, "What about this one? It looks like it might fit."

The assistant sighed dramatically, clearly annoyed. "Look, we really don't have anything here that would suit someone as old and overweight as you. Maybe you should stop dreaming and face reality. You're way out of your league in a store like this. Honestly, why don't you try losing some weight before embarrassing yourself in places like this?"

Grandma was mortified. She left the shop feeling humiliated and heartbroken. She didn't want to tell me, but I could see in her wet eyes that she was very upset. When I asked her what happened, she hesitated, not wanting to worry me.

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An elderly lady talking to a shop assistant in a boutique | Source: Midjourney

An elderly lady talking to a shop assistant in a boutique | Source: Midjourney

But after some coaxing, she finally told me everything. I was livid. No one treats my grandma like that and gets away with it. So, I hatched a plan.

I did a bit of digging and found the shop owner on social media. I sent her this message:

"Hi, I'm Leighton and I'm writing to complain about one of your employees who was incredibly rude to my grandmother when she came to shop for a dress. She made very personal and demeaning comments that truly upset her. I think you should take action against the assistant, but before you do, I'd suggest you observe her behavior yourself to understand what my grandma experienced."

An upset grandma sitting on a sofa | Source: Midjourney

An upset grandma sitting on a sofa | Source: Midjourney

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A few days later, the shop owner, Danielle, contacted me back. She was appalled and thanked me for bringing this to her attention. She told me she had a plan to give the shop assistant a taste of her own medicine.

Danielle asked her own grandmother to visit the shop, wearing her shabbiest clothes and pretending to be a customer. She even told her grandma to stay on a call with her, so she could listen to everything, while staying discreet, of course.

A close-up of a woman using her laptop in bed | Source: Unsplash

A close-up of a woman using her laptop in bed | Source: Unsplash

As expected, the same shop assistant, whom I learned was called Nicole, didn't disappoint. She treated Danielle's grandma with the same rudeness and disdain she had shown my Gran. "Oh, dear, these dresses are far too fashionable for you. Maybe you should try a store for older women," she sneered.

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As the grandma continued to browse more dresses, Nicole couldn't keep her disdain inside and added, "We don't carry sizes that large. Perhaps you should consider losing some weight."

An elderly woman standing with her granddaughter in a boutique | Source: Midjourney

An elderly woman standing with her granddaughter in a boutique | Source: Midjourney

Just as Nicole was about to shoo her out, Danielle walked in. Her face turned white as Danielle exclaimed, "Oh, Grams! Hi! Have you already chosen something for yourself?"

Nicole looked like she wanted the ground to swallow her whole. Grams smiled sweetly and said, "I'm afraid your assistant here doesn't think I'm stylish enough for your dresses."

Danielle was furious. She turned to Nicole with a cold, hard look. "Is that so? We need to talk in my office. Now."

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A boutique owner is scolding her assistant | Source: Midjourney

A boutique owner is scolding her assistant | Source: Midjourney

I later found out that Nicole was fired on the spot. After taking Nicole into her office and giving her a piece of her mind, Danielle let her go immediately.

Apologies were in order as Danielle said sorry to her Grams before calling to profusely apologize to my Gran as well. She even offered a discount to my Gran for all the trouble she went through.

An elderly woman having tea | Source: Midjourney

An elderly woman having tea | Source: Midjourney

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Meanwhile, Gran and I ended up finding her a beautiful dress at a different store. This time, we went to a boutique recommended by one of my friends, and I was hopeful it would be a better experience. As soon as we walked in, the staff greeted us warmly.

"Welcome! How can we help you today?" a cheerful assistant asked.

Gran smiled. "I'm looking for a dress for my granddaughter's wedding."

The assistant's eyes lit up. "That's wonderful! We'd be delighted to help you find something perfect. Please, follow me."

An elderly woman and her granddaughter choosing dresses inside a boutique | Source: Pexels

An elderly woman and her granddaughter choosing dresses inside a boutique | Source: Pexels

The atmosphere in this store was entirely different. The staff were kind and attentive, showing Gran various dresses and making sure she felt comfortable. They even brought her tea while she tried on dresses, making the whole experience feel special.

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After trying on a few options, Gran found a gorgeous emerald green dress that made her eyes sparkle. "What do you think, Leighton?" she asked, stepping out of the fitting room.

I couldn't help but grin. "Gran, you look stunning. That dress is perfect for you."

An elderly woman in an emerald green dress at a wedding | Source: Midjourney

An elderly woman in an emerald green dress at a wedding | Source: Midjourney

The assistant nodded in agreement. "You look beautiful, Ma'am. It's like the dress was made for you."

Gran's eyes misted over with happiness. "Thank you. This is exactly what I was hoping for."

We made the purchase, and the assistant even gave us a small discount, saying it was a pleasure to help such a lovely lady. Gran was overjoyed, and it warmed my heart to see her so happy after what she'd been through.

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A bride raising a toast at her wedding | Source: Midjourney

A bride raising a toast at her wedding | Source: Midjourney

On my wedding day, Gran looked amazing in her new dress. She was glowing with pride and happiness, and I made sure to tell everyone the story of how we found her dress.

During the reception, I took a moment to toast my Gran. "Everyone, I want to take a moment to recognize someone very special. My Gran went through a lot to find the perfect dress for today, and she looks absolutely beautiful. Here's to standing up for the ones we love and teaching a lesson to those who need it."

A grandmother with her granddaughter on her wedding day | Source: Midjourney

A grandmother with her granddaughter on her wedding day | Source: Midjourney

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The guests applauded, and Gran blushed with happiness. It was a perfect day, made even more special by the journey we'd taken together to get there.

So that's my story, readers. Sometimes, you have to stand up for the people you love, and sometimes, you have to teach a lesson to those who think they can get away with being cruel.

Thanks for reading, and remember, kindness always wins in the end.

A woman hugging her grandmother | Source: Pixabay

A woman hugging her grandmother | Source: Pixabay

In this other story, Sandra did something similar when she learned that nobody from her family bothered showing up at her grandma's birthday brunch.

I Was the Only One Who Showed Up to My Grandma's Birthday Brunch — After Seeing Her Tears, I Taught My Family a Lesson

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A younger woman kissing an older one's cheek | Source: Pixabay

A younger woman kissing an older one's cheek | Source: Pixabay

My tale starts painfully but ends on a goodish note. It's all centered on my Gran-Gran, who is the SWEETEST person alive. This incredible woman practically raised me, Sandra, and my siblings, while our parents were busy divorcing.

Being the selfless person she is and not wanting to trouble anyone, she surprised everyone ahead of her upcoming 83rd birthday.

A woman holding decorating items | Source: Pexels

A woman holding decorating items | Source: Pexels

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Instead of us organizing something special for her, my Gran-Gran had planned an entire brunch at her house! She had all this planned despite her ailing health. On the day, she got up at sunrise to bake her own bread and pastries!

I found out about the event like everyone else, through invitations that my grandmother had sent a week in advance. As if making her own meals wasn't enough, the woman had drawn and handwritten her invitations herself, DESPITE her shaking hands!

A woman's hands baking | Source: Pixabay

A woman's hands baking | Source: Pixabay

Although I hadn't arrived on time, I had bought her a present long ago and pitched with the gift in hand. As I walked in, I found my angel of a grandmother removing plates from the table and pouring coffee down the sink.

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She looked terribly upset, and it wasn't hard to tell that something was wrong. What was the reason behind her dampened spirits? Click here to find out.

A sad woman drinking wine alone | Source: Pexels

A sad woman drinking wine alone | Source: Pexels

This work is inspired by real events and people, but it has been fictionalized for creative purposes. Names, characters, and details have been changed to protect privacy and enhance the narrative. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.

The author and publisher make no claims to the accuracy of events or the portrayal of characters and are not liable for any misinterpretation. This story is provided "as is," and any opinions expressed are those of the characters and do not reflect the views of the author or publisher.

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