You Know What They Say About Big Feet Right?

The Ups And Downs Of Growing Up Tall.

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There are many pros and cons about being a big guy.  As a big man, I naturally have big feet: Size 13.5 to be exact. When I go to Footlocker or Champs, I can’t just pick out any shoe that I like and buy it. I have to find a shoe that I like, see if they have my size and then hope they fit. When I ask for size 13.5 or even 14, they usually give me a weird look and say they’ll have to go check in the back. It’s always the same thing: the guy comes back empty-handed or with a size 12 saying, “Sorry man, this is the biggest size we have.” I can’t tell you how many times I've heard those exact words. I usually have to order my shoes online if I want to get a pair I really like. Damn these big feet: they make it hard to find socks too. One time my big feet even screwed me out of wake-boarding. I couldn't fit my feet in the foot holsters that were made for a baby's pinky toe. I was told that if I ever wanted to go wake-boarding, I would have to buy an extra-large board. Awesome. Another pet peeve of mine is hitting my head. I hit my head all the time: I’m surprised I haven’t gotten a concussion yet. 

Despite the negatives, being a big guy does come in handy. I always get the best view at concerts and movies. Sometimes girls want to get on your shoulders, but I've learned to make the most of that. When I play basketball, I just stand under the net and wait for the ball. I always got to stand in the top row in class pictures, which seemed really awesome at the time. Height and stature command respect, even if you don’t intend it.

I always got to sit at the back of the class because I could see over everyone. This was known as the “cool” row, at least in my mind. I can also drink much more than the average human, but that’s up for debate. Drunk Dillon and hung-over Dillon have been fighting about this for years. In the end I’m glad I’m a big guy. I wouldn't want it any other way. Except my feet -- if I could be a size 10.5 that would be awesome!


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Dillon Meilleur is currently in his second year of Professional Writing at Algonquin College. Dillon is a friendly, outgoing person with a big heart and even bigger dreams.  He hopes to one day become a respected published writer. Dillon has experience is many aspects of writing; short stories, scripts, advertisements, PR releases, narratives, satire and much more. In his spare time he enjoys working out, riding his bike and hanging with his friends.   

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