By Why Me? - 31/01/2013 09:07 - United States - Scranton

Today, I found out that I have a highly irrational fear of little people. I made this self discovery when my mother introduced the family to her new fiancé. FML
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Truly tolerant people are in short supply these days, it seems it is too tall an order to be able to see short people as equals in society these days. I think it is below the belt to mock dwarves for their vertical shortcomings, and looking down on them is why we can't all see eye to eye here, and why they have such a short-fuse. As a smaller person, I feel like I drew the short straw in my gene pool.

That must've been very embarrassing and rude at the same time.

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Midgets are not that bad... But having a fear for them... Good luck, OP...

Not all "little people" midgets ... Some are dwarfs ... So calling them midgets can be offensive ...

Give it time OP. He will grow on you.

44, being politically correct is stupid! Don't be such a gay retarded midget and you won't be offended by such things. :P

I'm sorry. I'm not English and that was the only word for it that I knew. If I offended someone, my apologies.

He is being a bit of a niggerfaggot, isnt he.

What? Someone on the internet apologized?! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!

@76 it means the matrix has been broken.

So you throw it on the GROUND!!

76 - It means #1 is lying because it says "little person" IN THE ORIGINAL POST! Midget is nowhere to be seen. I call bs.

92 Is a dumb fuck. As a non-Native English speaker, the word we learned first tends to be the one we associate it with, even if it is not the word written. For example, I misread the word 'Autumn' for 'Atomic' in a book and then referred to the scene as 'Nuclear' (The original word for atomic I learned), even though you would not mention the word 'Nuclear' in a story about autumnal woods.

93 - if you made that mistake, clearly you are the "dumb fuck"

93. something similar happened to me. A lab I did had atomic in its title, and when I copied it, I wrote automatic instead. That damn word, atomic...

That must've been very embarrassing and rude at the same time.

Truly tolerant people are in short supply these days, it seems it is too tall an order to be able to see short people as equals in society these days. I think it is below the belt to mock dwarves for their vertical shortcomings, and looking down on them is why we can't all see eye to eye here, and why they have such a short-fuse. As a smaller person, I feel like I drew the short straw in my gene pool.

How do you come up with all of these?? xD

We can't place all the blame on OP. Maybe OP's mother's fiancé doesn't quite measure up.

Agh! Beat me to the punch. Well done Pleonasm.

Pleonasm is a pun demon from the world mustachio. Well, I'm fairly sure, mostly.

You're not supposed to give away my location! Before I know it, a rover will be on its way to my planet to study it. Jokes on you guys, I live 12 light years away, you guys haven't even discovered hyperspeed travel yet, suckazzz.

Hello. I'm from a far away planet called earth. And you?

I'm kind of like that family from 3rd Rock From the Sun, learning more about Earth's strange ways.

There's always a shortage of puns before Pleonasm comes along. But he soon raises the bar and minimizes the damages caused by lack of humour.

*Takes off hat* Mon cher Watson .

I don't understand how this got almost two hundred thumbs up. It's hardly being a 'pun demon', every bit of wordplay in that was blindingly obvious, groanworthy, and not particularly funny. What is funny is then the people posting afterwards, pleonasms adoring fans, the ones who will no doubt down vote me to oblivion, praising his amazing wordplay and puns. So, I guess I got a laugh out of this, but not at the intended part.

the puns all the small puns

Love tolerance, but it seems to come in such a twisted version these days.

You just couldn't resist, huh?

At least they admitted to knowing it was a highly irrational fear. People can't control phobias.

But little people are so cute ! ):

That's so condescending it's worse than being afraid of them.

They're not puppies you know? Although I know you meant well it sounds like you're talking about an animal that you see in a pet store...

Some people are deathly afraid of cats. I'm talking about house cats here. Think about it.

I hope that your mom's fiancé has a good sense of humor

if they have a fear its nothing to have a sence of humor about, especially if its a phobia,

If I were him, I'd chase OP every time I saw her and try to bite her knees.

@21 What I meant is that I hope the fiance isn't sensitive about his height

He's probably more afraid of you than you are of him.

"Just don't make eye contact or make any sudden movements and he'll be fine"

Is it the little sausage fingers or from watching them fight on Jerry Springer? Maybe both?

Pick him up and hug him

Hire Randy Newman to play at the wedding.

I gotta wonder: Is this getting thumbed-down because people get the reference and don't like it, or are they are just being pissy because they don't get the reference?

I would bet it's people not getting reference, and being pissy about it. I personally thought it was a great reference, that song popped into my head as soon as I read the FML.

I must confess to not getting the reference. However, when I miss such a blatant reference, I do not thumb up or down. I leave it to those who do get it, to decide if it's a good comment or not. :P

59 - http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=1NvgLkuEtkA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D1NvgLkuEtkA

Now that song will be running through my head all night!

Good luck OP, he could be your new step dad.

Well, the good news is, if he tries to abuse you, you can just sit on top of your fridge or something high up and he'll never get you!