The place where I work provides a system for old people with a button to press if they fall or don't feel well and we contact emergency services and/or family and friends. Part of our new customer procedure is to collect descriptive information - hair color, eye color, height, weight, medical conditions, etc.
A tiny little co-worker, an older woman, was looking at a customer's account and remarked, "Wow, this woman is 5 foot 1 and weighs 200 pounds. No wonder she has trouble walking."
I am 5'2" and weigh 208.
Granted this woman never saw me at my heaviest but she DOES know about my surgery and DOES know I've lost a lot of weight.
I showed her a picture of me when I was nearly 300 pounds and explained that I'd appreciate if she wouldn't say those kinds of things. She's really a nice person and didn't mean anything by it, but she said she never saw me as a "big person" and I "carry it well" - and she also called me athletic, I guess because she sees me going for a walk most days on my lunch break.
It was a very strange conversation and the first time I felt like maybe someone saw me as not "the fat chick" but it was still bizarre that she would make that comment to me.
I remember someone talking on their blog about how people didn't censor the "fat talk" around them after they lost weight and I got a taste of that for the first time. Frankly, it made me a little uncomfortable.
How would you have handled that? Kept your mouth shut or said something?