“Blowing out someone else’s candle won’t make yours shine brighter…”-Anonymous
I recently came across a post by Chelsea Owens about her feet. I left a comment saying how I am also pigeon-toed and knock-kneed, making me a target of bullies as I grew up. I did not know that an innocent act will lead to learning something that will make me feel loads better after all these years.
I mentioned in a previous post how I was called a duck and how bullies made quacking noises when I passed by. It hurt a lot as a kid but I learned to live with it eventually.
Turns out, when I mentioned to Chelsea how I got called a duck for being pigeon-toed, she was confused because she had a different idea of a foot condition that would warrant being called a duck.
Check out our comment thread:
I truly did not know that the opposite if my condition is called being duck-footed. It’s out-toeing as compared to my in-toeing. I probably did not know because I did not research much about out-toeing and simply believed that my bullies were right about calling me a duck.
Oh gosh. The joke’s been on them all along! They were calling me names for a whole different condition, feeling so proud of themselves for how clever they were for coming up with names to call me!
This is why we should not let bullies get the better of us or make us feel horrible about ourselves. More often than not (way more often!) they are wrong! This is one proof of that!
Thank you, Chelsea for opening my eyes about this! You’re a blessing!