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genericuser
Mar 1, 2007

[insert clever comment here]

Hi all

I occasionally work with someone with Dwarfism. They are pretty chill and funny but Iím never sure how to act when speaking. Iím well over 6ft and have tended to crouch down but Iím not sure if this is rude. The person is approx 4ft 5.

Any advice please? Am I overthinking this?

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Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






Ask your co-worker what they prefer instead of random people on the internet.

Weka
May 5, 2019

And if you gaze long into an abyss, you will say `look, no ring.`

Wear a false beard, and depending on your workplace, carry an axe. This will set them at ease.

TheBuilder
Jul 11, 2001


Keep your body completely vertical and align your head as you were looking directly at the face of your identical twin but give the little person acknowledgement by only directing your glance down at them with your ocular system.

Klaaz
Sep 23, 2003



The ones I know loving hate it.

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

There's only one
Human race
Many faces
Everybody belongs here

Just pick them up and cradle them like a baby.

FlickingFire
Nov 8, 2011


No I think you should just be normal OP

Bouillon Rube
Aug 6, 2009



Waltzing Along posted:

Just pick them up and cradle them like a baby.

Also be sure to tussle his hair at the conclusion of every conversation

DapperDraculaDeer
Aug 4, 2007

Shut up, Nick! You're not Twilight.

Dont forget to ask how the weather is down there! They love that!

Abongination
Aug 18, 2010

Life, it's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come.


Pillbug

genericuser
Mar 1, 2007

[insert clever comment here]

Well, I got my answer and am suitably humbled.

RadicalTranslation
Jan 26, 2021



I mean the obvious answer is no. Either talk to that standing up or preferably find a chair and talk to them sitting down (even better if they have a chair too).

bees everywhere
Nov 18, 2002



genericuser posted:

Well, I got my answer and am suitably humbled.

Don't feel bad, I'm glad you posted this thread. I get a nice chuckle every time I see the title as I'm scrolling by.

Doctor Dogballs
Apr 1, 2007

driving the fuck truck from hand land to pound town without stopping at suction station


RadicalTranslation posted:

I mean the obvious answer is no. Either talk to that standing up or preferably find a chair and talk to them sitting down (even better if they have a chair too).

no no, you've got this wrong, the chair is for the other person to stand on

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SilkyP
Jul 21, 2004

The Boo-Box



TheBuilder posted:

Keep your body completely vertical and align your head as you were looking directly at the face of your identical twin but give the little person acknowledgement by only directing your glance down at them with your ocular system.

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