[I’ll be frank here: I’ve got a mild hunch to my back that make me look like a question mark talking to a period. I always look as if I’m going to challenge whoever I’m talking to to a wrestling match. But, there are also benefits to having a hunchback. And, they are:]
If some nut indiscriminately fires into a crowd of people you are part of, you have already “pre-ducked”.
If you ever manage to twist your head one hundred and eighty degrees, you have a place to rest your chin.
Victor Hugo fans will often buy you drinks.
Some people “settle” for buying irregular shirts… you rely on them.
Directors will line up to cast you in horror movies just as soon as the 1940s come back around.
No one ever admonishes you for acting “cocky”.
When your son rides on your shoulders, he can double up with one of his friends and maybe a cooler full of juice boxes.
You can appear on Sesame Street as the letter ‘C’; or, on Greek Sesame Street as a capital gamma.
If you decide to take up dance, as least you know you can’t look any more ridiculous than Bob Fosse.
You can confound body-language experts…