Now, one of the chains on my vest had lost one snap and I was looking for a replacement. One booth had a lot of glittery chrome-y stuff in trays, so I approached it (my husband was off using the facilities).
I had no time to do more than glance at the tray in front of me (which happened to be bracelets) before the woman staffing it rushed over and said "Can I help you find anything?"
Such eager service startled me a little, as most vendors are content to let you browse undisturbed, but I answered her readily enough, "Ah, I was looking for 'fatgirl chains'," indicating my vest and smiling.
She looked me straight in the eye and snapped, "They're called vest extenders."
I lost the smile, waited a moment for her to continue, and when she didn't, bit my tongue (to stop myself from offering to buy her a sense of humor) before asking, "...uh, do you have any?"
She didn't snap this time, but her answer was still brusque: "No."
I failed to keep a tinge of sarcasm out of my voice as I said, "Oh. Thanks anyway--" and turned away without waiting for a reply.
"Fat" is not a dirty word. If customers looking for a fairly common item (using a fairly common nickname: my ex ALWAYS called them "fatboy chains") bother you, perhaps you should stay home. (I bought my replacement chain elsewhere.)
ETA: For the omg-it's-OFFENSIVE debate below: here's a sample of working conditions at such a rally. They WILL be displayed on your customers and at vendors' booths.