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Describe an occasion when you felt like an outsider. Explain how you dealt with this situation.

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Describe an occasion when you felt like an outsider. Explain how you dealt with this situation. Usually, when I'm at a party, I try to socialise with as many people as possible in order to enjoy myself. Unfortunately, this was not the case last year on my younger brother's birthday party. It was mid-afternoon when the first guest arrived. Once he walked into our living room (the room where all the party activities were scheduled to take place), the first thing I noticed was that he was rather small. "Is that your brother, then?" the boy asked my younger brother, grinning at him in a somewhat stupid fashion as he did so. At this point, two things struck me: the boy had just referred to me as "that" and that the boy had quite a high-pitched, squeaky voice. ...read more.

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For starters, I didn't have the same, rubbish sense of humour as they had. I mean, even to this day, I can't understand how the joke: "What's one plus one? Eleven! can be laughed at, even by little kids. And then there was the fact that all the guests referred to me as either "giant" or "that" or "his big brother." But the worst thing of all was that there were several times when I noticed, rather embarrassingly, that some of the party guests were often staring at me as though I was some sort of alien species. After several rounds of people staring at me, I finally had enough. I'm much bigger than them, I thought to myself, surely it'd be easy to assert my authority over them. ...read more.

Conclusion

"Hey," I asked in a loud voice. "Do you kids want to play a game?" Everyone chorused, "Yeeeessss," and I said, "the aim of the game is to try and see how long each of you can go without looking at or speaking to me. Understand? Good! The game starts...now!" The effect was immediate. It was as though I had suddenly become invisible. For the rest of the party, no kid dared to stare at me in fear of losing the game. Then, at long last, the doorbell rang and, before I knew it, it was just our family left in the house. I looked at my brother and said, "Go and get me a glass of water. I'm thirsty." My brother obeyed immediately. I smiled and suddenly felt relaxed. Everything was back to the way that it should be. ...read more.

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