As far as I am concerned, the funniest things are the things that actually happen in real life.
In fact, what happened yesterday was so funny….you just can’t make this stuff up.
And no one saw it coming.
I work in cubicle city. So there is absolutely NO privacy what-so-ever.
Conversations WILL be overheard.
I had a brief discussion first thing yesterday morning with a colleague on the subject of prejudices. (He has a way better tan than me, if you get the picture. Don’t worry. We’re good friends).
After I walked away (because I do actually work for a living and had much of it to do) another co-worker approached him to say that he too had an issue with prejudice people. He felt some people are prejudice against him because of his height (or lack, thereof).
If you know anything about me you would know that I am most definitely NOT a tall person. In fact, I do believe I have heard just about every short joke there is, and if someone comes up with a new one, it won’t be long before I hear that one too. I’m used to it. It doesn’t bother me. I am exactly the height that God designed me to be and I am okay with it. (I wasn’t for a long time, but I got over it and that is a different story all together).
Now, where was I?
Oh yeah. The co-worker who is self-conscious about his height.
He’s a really great Christian guy and the only guy I know around here that is shorter than me. He was telling this other fellow that his only Pet Peeve is when anyone makes fun of his height, or his shortness, or .....well, you get the idea.
Later in the day, their team manager (who is a freakishly LARGE man) overheard another conversation that went something like this:
(First guy): “So, what did you do last night?”
(Short Co-Worker): “I went to the midget races.”
To which the manager blurted out:
“Did you win?”
Total ….and…. complete…… silence.
Later on, the manager went and apologized for being so insensitive.
The short fellow forgave him.
Still…it sure is quiet around here today.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)