Home and Away

my faith, my life, in a faraway land Livin', inspirin & lovin' it

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Girl interrupteddd

I cried like a 5-year-old for two hours.

And hovering around me were five guys- my neighbours- my family in this foreign land.

I was whining, complaining, screaming at them.

They said that I was fat. They've been teasing me for months. I used to think it was funny, I used to laugh with them. I used to act silly and argue that I'm not fat- they are. But it's funny no more...

I'm going home. I don't want to be seen in this shape (round? circle? orange? pear? FAT!). They didn't know the pressure was on. They continued to tease, laugh, tease, laugh.. But it took them less than a second to realise that I'm for real... I fell to my knees and started sobbing.. I was embarrassed, and angry with them for a moment. I tried to leave but Jason dived to hold one of my legs.. Funny now.. but I was serious then. I was upset, I couldn't stop the tears. They held my hands. They stroke my hair. They came out with the nicest words but that made me want to cry even more. Then they resorted to reversed psycology.. turning the insults to themselves. They pretended to point fingers at one another for making me cry. That didn't help too. Then they offered me chocs and Coke- my favourites. That was the ultimatum. "You all want to make me fat! I HATE ALL OF YOU!" I screamed.

They were helpless.

Then there was silence.

But Jason eventually muttered: "We'll stop teasing you for one week, how does that sound?"

That cracked me up.