Tuesday, April 28, 2009

First Blog... How would you respond?

I've always wondered why people feel the need to start blogging. I mean, why the heck would anyone care what i wrote? I'm not a very remarkable guy, just your average construction worker. The only really big thing that stands out about me, is that I am a REALLY BIG guy. I have musings every now and again, nothing earth shattering, but it's just stuff I wonder about. So I've decided to start one to see what all the hullabaloo is all about. Please understand that i am not a writer, have never aspired to be a writer, or have the slightest idea where a writer would start any idea or topic. Also, please forgive any grammatical or spelling errors. I haven't figured out this Blog thing yet.

I am Polynesian. For those of you who don't know what Polynesian means, it's not some crazy religion, cult, or mental condition (most of the time), but an ethnic group. Look it up is you don't believe me!!! In general, Polynesians are slightly larger than the average American guy. I, for example, am 6'5" (6'6" with my work boots on). Because of my profession, my job sites may vary from week-to-week and I meet lots of different people. When i meet most non-poly folks, it never fails, I get the same weird questions all the time. I hesitate to say dumb because there are no dumb questions and people may honestly not know.

1) Wow, you are big. What do they feed you?
2) Are your parents/brothers and sisters as big as you?
3) I knew a (select any Polynesian Islander) about ( X amount of years) ago. Do you know him/her?

When I first noticed that I was getting asked these questions, I was in awe. These questions are innocent in intent, but if you asked any other group of people these same questions, they might be considered a little offensive and borderline racist. Consider if you asked some big White guy if his family members were as big as he was, or you told your African American co-worker that you knew a Black guy once 25 years ago, and wondered if they knew each other? People sometimes ask me these things on the street as I walk by them. Weird right? Could be viewed as insensitive. But after a little thought on my part, I realized that people who ask me these things, are just curious and genuinely want to know more about me. So now, I am fine and dandy. If you see me on the street and ask me these things, go ahead and ask. I will answer truthfully. And don't wonder if I am insulted because if I am... I'll just Judo Chop you in the neck... LOL

Thanks for the Vent Session.

1 comment:

Jacelle said...

Hahahaha. You are so funny. LOVE the blog!! So proud.