Friday, August 11, 2006
I have been picked on a many times in my life. Let me give you some examples.
I’ve sat through numerous dumb blond jokes, despite the fact that my IQ was a good 90 points higher than anyone telling the jokes.
I was never offered pot when the joints were being passed around because everyone thought I was too lily-white.
Girls (boys, too) didn’t want to play with me because I couldn’t do splits.
At every family gathering, I am made fun of just because that one Father’s Day when I drank too much and went to bed before I served coffee and dessert.
People call me Harry Pothead when I wear my glasses.
But I have never been as hurt as when Quilldancer disqualified me from her contest for not being able to count. I am cut to the quick. Let’s see: how do we solve problems in the world today? Oh, yeah, let me don my mask and get my shampoo.