Hey guys, so I'm in the mood for open letters, not just writing mine but reading yours. There are so many people, things and places I would like to write open letters to, and probably already have.
Tonight though after a recent occurrence I want to write my open letter to a particular category of persons. I hope anyone belonging to this category does not feel offended or slighted but if you do then I tender my apologies in advance.
"Dear Petite People, (I know this word applies to the female sex but seeing as I'm officially too frightened to use the word short or small... I'm referring to both sexes.)
I've been hearing for such a long time that you guys are a special kind. "special". I remember when *Kwame was on my case and the little things he did upset me, in mock surprise he'll say nawa o! You get offended too easily like a short person. People who are big/tall don't behave like this. I always thought it was a load of crap till I met someone in Lady Ibiam hostel who incessantly complained about her roommate. I remember asking once what the problem was and her response; you know how all these short people are, always quick to fight, always thinking you're trying to take advantage of them. Hmmm. I still didn't get it. In fact I didn't get it the tons of time I heard that or a variant of that said. I only just got it.
*Bunmi we'd been kickin' it all day and I thought we got along like vodka and ice. We talked about stuff and I shared sh*t with you that I don't with other people, especially people I'm not the closest of friends with. So when in that #newbffs mode *LOL* I wanted to get to my stuff which you stood in front of and therefore posed an obstacle, I playfully said "shift", I in no way meant to be rude or condescending, I would have never said that to someone I didn't feel comfortable enough to be playful with and I most certainly didn't expect your reaction, your tone and the way you snapped at me when you said I should not talk to you in that manner, I should not feel I can intimidate you with my size. Hia! Bunmi na sooooo?
So dear petite people after all I've heard, observed and today witnessed I've come to the conclusion that it's all in ya heads, nobody's out to "intimidate" you, at least not with their size.... unless said person is an overweight adolescent teen not properly trained.
Most times we wish we're just as petite as you are.
A not petite person."
Like I said I would really like to read your open letters in the comment section. It could be to anyone; me, big people, your future kids, your shoes, a blog reader, your boss, a refutation of the claim that short people are quick to anger, your mother, your car, your boo, your ex, the government, the blog, your dry cleaner ... Whatever! As usual my only request is that we're polite and we keep it clean.
It could be as short as one sentence or as long as an epistle. And if you feel like your open letter should be more than a comment then mail it to me and if it's cool with me I'll have it posted. *Now eagerly awaiting your open letters*