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Why Call Me Fat?

Why Call Me Fat?
Some people in my school call me fat, and some of the people are the same weight as me. A girl in my class calls me that whenever I get an A on a test. Why?

Reply from the Highlights Editors
We're sorry that there is a girl who is being inconsiderate of you. Unfortunately, some people forget to treat others as courteously as they would like to be treated.

This girl may eventually stop calling you fat if you ignore her when she does that. If she doesn't get a reaction from you, it will no longer be fun to call you names.

You might also ask her in a nice way why she calls you a name whenever you get an A. Letting her know how you feel about the situation might help her to think before speaking.

Be sure to discuss the situation with your parents or your teacher. They may be able to offer you some valuable insight as to other ways you might react to this girl.

We hope this helps. We're also proud of you for getting so many As. Keep up the good work! :-)

Best wishes,
The Highlights Editors