That said, being a portable person has its pros and cons just like every other thing in life, and today’s post is going to deal with some of the cons. I’ve been asked some of the weirdest questions as regards my height and honestly, sometimes I’m just speechless because I can’t really fathom why someone would think it’s absolutely normal to walk up to a person and ask them certain questions.
NB: THIS ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE A SAD OR BITTER POST, SO FEEL FREE TO LAUGH TILL YOUR STOMACH HURTS, I’M DOING THE SAME HERE!
Okay here goes!
1) DO YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION?
Some years back, a friend of mine who was just getting to know me actually asked me this question and I was like ‘wait what?’ But that time I was still trying to put on a brave face because I was still quite insecure about the whole height thing, so I registered it in my head that whenever I go the doctor, I would ask.
Obviously I didn’t do that, but It was just one of the questions that I was took me aback.
2) DO GUYS EVER ‘TOAST’ YOU AT ALL?
I was still in secondary school when I was asked this question but as you can see, it stuck! Not only that, it messed with my self-confidence so badly that I began to think that I would never get married because all the guys would think I’m a child and not an adult.
Yo! I was just a teenager trying to get by with life and these two seniors walk up to me and ask me this question, after asking they even laughed and said;
‘awww they’ll think you’re a child’ don’t worry they were my very good friends who just happened to be oblivious to certain things at the time.
3) HOW WOULD YOU LOOK IN YOUR WEDDING DRESS?
So, like two weeks back, I actually was thinking about this at home and I started laughing. My siblings thought I was mad and asked why I was laughing, I told them that I just had this weird thought that instead of looking like the bride on my wedding day, I would actually look like the little bride.
They even said I should wear really high heels, me that I’m going to scatter ground that day, shoes will be long forgotten by the time they know what is happening.
4) HOW WOULD YOU LOOK WHEN YOU’RE PREGNANT?
This one is always the next after the wedding question. Please how do people look pregnant again? Is it not with big belly shooting out? Adding weight and other stuff? I don’t know why they’re in a hurry, If Jesus Christ tarries, you may be invited to my bridal shower so you’ll see.
5) DO YOU EAT AT ALL?
Thank God I’ve started adding some weight! Even though some haters cannot still see it. The way people ask me this question, you’d think I’m deliberating starving myself. I don’t eat like I’m eating for the whole nation, but I eat what my stomach can accept. So yes I eat thank you very much!
6) HOPE YOUR BOYFRIEND IS VERY TALL?
Uhh…excuse you? What if I decide to date someone who is of average height not someone who is looking like iroko beside me? I appreciate your concern for my offspring, but I don’t think I want to end up on Twitter like that babe and her man looking like something I don’t know. Fam, they actually said their relationship qualifies as a ‘long distance relationship’
7) SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS YOUR STATURE?
I’m sorry what? Is always my first reaction to this, and most times it’s always my aunties, or family friends who are way older than me that ask me this. Most times, when they see me standing with my siblings, they just blurt it out, because they’re all taller than me. In my mind, I’m like ‘ask God, if you’re so curious’.
That’s about as much as I can remember guys!
Over to you…
What is the most random question you have ever been asked as a result of your height, weight or how you look? I would love to know
Remember that perfect is boring and God loves varieties!