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Man With Dwarfism Tired of Being Pointed at in Public Strikes Back. His Ingenious Retort to a Child’s Mother Goes Viral.

When the Original Poster (OP), a person with dwarfism, becomes an undesired tool for parental discipline in public, they decide to challenge the situation with a humorous retort that takes everyone by surprise. In the aftermath, the entire community becomes embroiled in a heated debate, yet the ultimate outcome is still uncertain.

The Unexpected Encounter

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OP, a person with dwarfism, regularly deals with peculiar public interactions due to their height, particularly with children. Often, kids would ask their parents about OP’s short stature, leading to an assortment of reactions from their guardians.

The Common Response

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OP explains the majority of parents scold their kids, telling them not to comment on people in public and walk away ashamed or in an awkward manner. OP is used to having this experience happen often in his daily life.

The Preferred Response

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Some parents offer their kids a decent explanation, saying, “he was born a little different, but he’s a regular person, just like everybody else.” This form of thoughtful response is OP’s preferred version of what parent tell their children.

Furthermore, some parents awkwardly pull their kids away, and a few even come up with whimsical theories like OP “shrunk in the wash.”

Misused as a Parenting Tool

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Much to OP’s annoyance, some parents exploit their presence to discipline their kids. They point at OP in public and concoct tales about OP being small because “he didn’t finish his food” or “didn’t heed their mom’s advice to eat vegetables.” This disrespectful act angers OP, as it’s not only humiliating but also wrongly suggests that differences or disabilities are negative or someone’s fault.

The Stinging Consequence

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One day, OP encounters a mother struggling to manage her misbehaving 5-year-old son in public. In an attempt to control him, the mother points at OP, labeling them as one of Santa’s elves who would report the child’s bad behavior to Santa. Unsettled by this misuse, OP decides to take matters into their own hands.

A Bold Retort

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Quickly spotting the child’s name, Hunter, printed on his backpack, OP assures him that he’s on Santa’s ‘nice list.’ Then he announces that Santa has already decided to gift him an iPad for Christmas. OP’s unexpected response leaves Hunter delighted, but his mother is visibly taken aback.

The Mother’s Unhappiness

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Hunter’s mother does not share her son’s excitement at OP’s reassuring remark. Her plan to control her child’s behavior by creating fear has backfired dramatically. She stands there, surprised and annoyed, not expecting this twist in events.

Unwanted Attention

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The encounter draws the attention of the public. People begin to notice the interaction between OP, Hunter, and his disgruntled mother. The incident becomes a spectacle, adding an extra layer of discomfort for everyone involved.

Hunter’s Innocence

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Hunter, too young to understand the tense situation, remains excited about his interaction with OP. He believes OP to be a real elf from Santa’s team, creating a sense of joy and magic for him in an otherwise tense situation. His innocent delight stands in stark contrast to the conflict unfolding around him.

A Strained Exit

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Hunter’s mother, embarrassed and called out, decides to leave the area with her son. The public spectacle has drawn too much attention and criticism for her comfort. Yet, her exit does little to alleviate the tense atmosphere left behind.

Lingering Consequences

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The incident, while ended, leaves a lasting impact on OP. They are reminded once again of the misunderstandings and misuse their appearance can attract. This fuels their resolve to challenge such behavior more vehemently in the future.

The Spirit of Christmas

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As Christmas approaches, Hunter remains blissfully unaware of the controversy surrounding his encounter with OP. He eagerly awaits his iPad gift from Santa and still cherishes his interaction with OP, the ‘elf.’ As for OP, they end up appreciating the unexpected twist their story took, fostering a more empathetic community that’s learning to respect individual differences.

Was The Man’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responded

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One reader said, “The way the mom spoke about you was dehumanizing. Your comeback was perfect.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote: “My son asked why a man was so short. All I thought to say was that he wasn’t tall. My son accepted that with no questions. Sometimes simplicity is all you need.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person states, “Your quick wit was epic in response to Hunter’s mom. Sorry to hear about the derogatory and insulting things people say because of your physique; that is not okay in any way, shape, or form.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another viewpoint on the story: “Two lessons in one: the insensitive comments about you, and the perils of putting kids’ names on their property.

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

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