Spare a thought for...

By teachnagaelige

So, you're walking down the street and you see someone with pink dyed hair. What do you do? Nothing, exactly. But, when you see someone, oh I don't know, a bit taller than everyone else, some people (by no means everyone) think it's cool to come up to me and ask me a barrage of questions.

'How tall are you?'

'How old are you?'

'What year are you in?'

'Why are you so tall?'

'Are you a model?'

'Do you play basketball?'

Some people are even ruder, especially at school sometimes. I know people are just curious, but spare a though for those of us who live with being tall (or any other thing which gets this reactions). From personal experience I hate going to big shopping streets or even high street fashion shops. It's soul destroying to see stuff you love but can't buy. And people staring and whispering just makes it worse. I particularly hate the old job advice line.

Men always say = 'You should be a basketball player'

And women say = 'You'd be a great model'

I understand that they're trying to be nice but when I have it every day of my life, and it really kills me sometimes. People seem to think it's their place to make me feel alien, isolated, a freak. But, I know I'm not any of those things. I'm just a normal teenager who's a bit taller.(Well, a lot taller). I wish loads of people will read this and make the one aspect of my life that I can change better.

When I'm older I'd like to be an actor or a musician but I fear those industries are to image-concious for me to achieve my dreams. I mean, come on! I can't go one day without being stopped, often more than once. I'm repeating myself and life just becomes tedious. I kind of feel I'm bringing the mood of hitRECord down but I feel I should tell the world and his wife just how this is making me feel. I hope at least someone is still reading this - and if you are, thank you. It warms my heart that you've taken the time to think about this and I hope you achieve your dreams too. And remember, it's not everyone....

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Spare a thought for...

Created: Jul 28, 2010

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