But, anyways, there's a circus here in the general vicinity of where I work. So close that I can see the tents where the aminals are (will be?) in this freezing weather on my way to the Pigeon Pit where I park.
But, that concept is only a small factor in this blog posting.
A coworker and I took a field trip earlier today. On the way back from the Pigeon Pit, we shared an elevator with a couple of circus folk.
The guy was a little shorter than average with GIANT Elvis hair. I mean, it had to be at least six inches tall. But he didn't use grease to make it stay in place, it was probably a lot of White Rain. I REALLY wish I had asked if I could take his picture because I've never seen hair that high on a man. Not even in 70's movies!
The girl looked like she had just came out of Little Five Points (Or, if you're in Boston, Newbury Comics).
Anyways, she turns to him and asked, "If you discriminate based on race, it's racism and you're called a racist. What's it if you discriminate against a midget?"
Elvis-dude looked a little perplexed and said "Midgetism?"
I had to put my two cents in and say "Heightism?"
We departed and I came back to my desk and had to Google it. There was no definitive answer when I searched for "What's it called when you discriminate against a midget?"
Then I decided "If anyone should know, it'd be HR!" So, I emailed a friend of mine's wife who works in HR here at The Company (I haven't officially met her yet because she was busy giving birth at my last Partay).
Then I decided "Yahoo Answers has a bunch of silly things asked, let's see what they say!"
I posted this question and eventually came up with some answers. (I love the response "Snow White")
It seems I was right!
So, there you have it. Apparently Randy Newman is a heightist!
And I just got a response from HR -- she says:
The word for someone who discriminates against “little persons” that comes to my mind would be bigot. Thoughts? Maybe not strong enough?I'm gonna wet myself laughing so hard!