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Message From the Salesgirl Who Discriminated Against Me

09/10/2013 06:04 EDT | Updated 11/10/2013 05:12 EST

I had an opportunity to share my experience. There is always more than one side to a story:

Response to "Dear Salesgirl, Are You Discriminating Against Me Because I'm Plus-Sized Or Black?"

I am the Salesgirl in question. I apologize for my statement, "I don't dress people like you." it was never intended to be hurtful or racist. It was meant to be honest. I have never dressed a model. I rarely even am forced to choose an outfit for a customer. The customer is always the person to pick the item -- I am only a facilitator and work to fast track the shopping process and hopefully make it more enjoyable.

I felt like I did not have the appropriate skill level to pick an outfit for such an important event in your life. I did not have enough experience to confidently say what I had chosen for you to try on would be the perfect outfit and did not know what the perfect outfit would be.

I also apologize for my lack of empathy. I explained myself poorly. I immediately felt like the situation was beyond my control and I did nothing to make amends.

Sincerely,

Salesgirl

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