34-year-old manchild, obsessed with Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, videogames and comics
David Whittam is a 34-year-old manchild, obsessed with Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, videogames and comics. In his day job, he works as a production editor on a magazine about insurance. You can follow David on twitter at @davidwhittam but it is mainly him moaning about work.
Well, I've been back from Spain for a week and half, sitting on this blog while I gathered my thoughts and weighed up the experience I just put myself through. Unfortunately, my thoughts all amount to pretty much one thing - I walked over a F*****G MOUNTAIN.
On Sunday, I was in an shop that sells clothing for people who profess to actually liking sport, looking for a pair of trousers that zipped off at the knee to become shorts, and getting increasingly frustrated that there weren't any short enough for my stubby little legs.
If I pass a pile of hats in a shop, I just can't help picking one or two up and admiring myself in a mirror, realising I look ridiculous and then feeling disappointed. It can be any kind of titfer - from a porkpie to a top hat or a bowler to a fez (which, so they say, are cool).
I think it's time for small men to shout from the rooftops about how it's not a crime to be short, how we're just as funny, loving, sexy and masculine as tall men. The only shame is that we have to go up to the rooftops at all - because otherwise no one will see us.
27/10/2011 00:30 BST
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