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Monday, August 14, 2006

Small is Big

Being a smallish person, things haven’t been exactly pretty good with me always. There were always suggestions rushing from my well-wishers regarding techniques, medicines and exercises to improve my vertical length which was annoying at best. I looked youngest while being the eldest in my family in my generation which was quite harmful to the ‘authority’ I as an elder had inherited. In cinema halls, shows etc. what I ended up watching was not the movie or other watchable stuff but the huge head of some T-Rex dinosaur sitting in front of me.

But as they say, “Nothing is entirely good or entirely bad.” Well, my lack of reaching great heights ‘bodywise’ hasn’t been irritating every time. It had some positive effects also.

Whenever I go to a clothes’ store I end up spending less. Reason is simple. My body can manage with less clothes in terms of quantity. So I can manage with L size T-shirts, less cloth for my suit or trousers etc. Economical, no!

Ah! My height doesn’t seem lovelier than when I have to travel in trains or buses. Ever got a "birth" on the side of the compartment? I’ve seen tall people getting "births" allotted there and making innovative yogic postures to manage their legs and heads between the two walls. Again I see tall people doing amazing things with there legs to fit themselves between the intimate seats on buses. I feel better.

But the best benefit is yet to come. You’ll never find a small guy bowing down in front of a taller man while talking to him. He keeps his neck and head high. A sure-shot recipe for having a confident tête-à-tête. Then you’d find people with great heights bending over backwards to make their point in front of a small guy. Interesting, no!

So, small is not always small. At least its benefits are not small. Perhaps a big news for smallies!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

great work.

Alok.

Dhruv Sanghavi said...

funny, but "birth" makes it funnier! Keep writing...

Archana said...

Sarcasm is not the way to be funny. I think no one teaches it better than Alok. Nice work Lokee.

Dhruv Sanghavi said...

Sarcasm? Who's being sarcastic? If it wasn't a mistake, it would have been a masterstroke of humour...

Cheers!

Archana said...

Ah