Yesterday in the grocery store my grocery bagger was a Midget. Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to act cool and normal and like you don't notice anything different at all "Laa laa dee daa I see midgets every day laaa dee daa" and NOT STARE? I mean really?
Anyways, I just now decided that it's not my fault, it's society. Midgets have only been portrayed on t.v. and in movies and at the circus only as funny little objects TO BE stared at or laughed at and so therefore when I see one in real life it's just not my fault. I don't CARE if they have a reality show or have been on Oprah, that shit is all the same, exploiting them because of their size.
So there, I feel better.
Here in this part of Mexico there is a much larger than average population of these little people. I don't know if it's something in the water (of COURSE it is) or maybe it's just the fact that people here breed like rabbits and therefore a lot more of them make it into the world, but we see them all the time.
C. and I at the grocery store -
"Look, look look looklooklooklook over there"
"Eees that a meedjit?"
"I think so, right?"
"Jays." "Heeee! Look at heem walk!"
"Don't stare, don't stare."
We're still not yet used to it and it makes me feel utterly un-evolved. Not that I'm the most evolved human being anyways but at least I KNOW when I'm being a 5th grader, that HAS to count for something. Luckily at the grocery store I didn't stare and I DID act totally normal - I'm not a bastard - but there was one hell of a circus going on inside my head.
I had my camera in my purse and wanted so bad to pull it out and snap a pic. (NO! WRONG!) I considered just asking but then remembered I don't speak spanish and that it would be beyond crazy and rude. I considered trying to be all Spy-Cool about it and pretend to just be dinking around in my purse and kinda creep it up over the side just a TAD, just enough, and then I remembered the flash. Thankyougod thankyougodOMG what would I have DONE when the flash went off? OH MY GAWWWDD. I'd die.
I need to get a midget friend, maybe if I hang out with one for a few weeks strait it'll be like Mexicans and I'll get used to them. Something, I need something.
(P.S. If there are any Midgets or Midget-family reading this I don't want any hate-mail for me typing "Midget" and not something politically correct. I'm a cracker and you're a midget - deal with it. I'm semi-racist to all groups and you're not special so calm your teensy vienna sausage ass on down. Thank You)