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Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Due to a chronic illness, I am underweight at five-foot-three and a hundred pounds.

Several years ago, I was with my sister-in-law at a restaurant. She ordered her lunch, and I ordered soup.

The server commented, "Sure, skinny-mini will just have soup." To this day, I regret not speaking with her supervisor.

– Donna in Colorado

Dear Donna: I hope your response is posted on employee bulletin boards: It is never appropriate to comment on a person’s body.



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