Big Expectations

See The World Through The Eyes Of A "Big Guy."

 Photograph courtesy of www.sxc.hu

Photograph courtesy of www.sxc.hu

In  Grade 7, my very first homeroom was in the gym. Good Ol’ Catholic school board. There was a guy in the class named Tom. The first time we met me he said to his buddy Kyle, “Look at the big guy with the high voice.” Kyle responded, “You better shut up man, he’s going to kick your ass.” They were both terrified of me from then on. Neither Tom nor Kyle knew me at all, they just assumed that since I was a big guy I was a bully, or some sort of tough guy. It wasn't till years later when we became buddies, that Tom told me the story. I laughed my ass off when I heard it. I couldn't believe he thought I was going to beat him up, it was so ridiculous.

My whole life I've been told that I should play football or rugby. Or a sport that involved smashing my body into someone else’s. They would ask me why I never played football (any full-contact sport) and I always gave them the same answer. “I don’t know, I guess I was just never that into it.” To be honest, I never gave it a fair shot. I probably would have enjoyed it, but it’s a little too late now. Unless I get picked up by some college football team. But, I highly doubt that, considering most of my football experience comes from throwing around a ball at lunch. Now that I think about it, it would have been a great way to get rid of pent-up frustration. Not to say I was an angry kid, but I had my moments, more than most.

My point is that when you're a big guy, people makes certain assumptions. They think you’re a tough guy that drinks beer and get into fights. Well, the beer aspect is accurate, but -- I’m the opposite of what most people would expect. I’m a very approachable, friendly and cheerful. I've been told by many people that before they met me they thought I was an intimidating dude. Which always seemed so absurd. They just need to get to know me.

 

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DILLON MEILLEUR

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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