Short-girl’s syndrome exists. I should know since I have the disease badly. Some people are born with this syndrome, like me, and others develop it later on in life. Some symptoms of short-girl’s syndrome are as follows:
· Stunted height (or shortness)
· Developing a slightly cheeky attitude
· The mentality to be a bit pushy in a teasing way
· And last, but not least, the feeling of annoyance and dislike if anyone mentions anything of you being short.
If you have these symptoms then you are infected with short-girl’s syndrome. But don’t worry, this syndrome isn’t contagious or dangerous, though it may give you slightly lower outlook on your surroundings than others.
Anyone who knows me will agree that I have this syndrome and they love to tease me about it. I have a suspicion that people at tennis purposefully lob the ball high so that it bounces over my head and out of my reach. Oh how they love to laugh at me when they see I that no matter how hard I try, I can’t hit the ball back!
There is something my mom taught me when I was younger and sensitive about my height. She taught me the saying that dynamites came in small packages. This basically means that you may look seemingly small (whatever your height may be) and incapable of anything truly significant but that on the inside, you are capable of impacting people and this world in an amazing way. Never think that you’re too small or insignificant to make good changes in this world because dynamites come in small packages.
And if you are infected with short-girl’s syndrome like me, remember that you are just a dynamite in a small package. So world, don’t be fooled by my height. Watch out, because I am a dynamite in a small package!