I work at an office where we have stairs and an elevator right next to each other. Usually, I take the stairs going up to my floor, but on my way down I take the elevator because walking down stairs gets me really anxious and nervous. I fell down a bunch of stairs before and hurt myself so badly that I couldn’t get out of bed for a long time. So going down stairs scares me! But, when my coworkers see me take the elevator down, they snicker at me and say hurtful things under their breath. They know I can hear them, and it hurts that they’re doing it on purpose just to fat shame me. So now, whenever I’m headed towards the elevator, and any coworkers or maintenance staff are around, I just have to keep walking around until they leave and I can use the elevator. Once, I was forced to take the stairs, and I could hardly get down before I started freaking out and crying. The janitor saw me and started laughing at me as I went back up the stairs and took the elevator down. The receptionist gave me a look and mumbled something as I walked out too.
Thin Privilege is being able to use an elevator without being judged.