Monday, November 28, 2005

Nihil Declaro


Pope Benedict XVI Latin
Originally uploaded by Joseph Ratzinger.
I felt a little embarrassed today when I met with the members of the Latinitas Foundation (a group that encourages the education of Latin). For some reason, I thought I was meeting with a group of small Latin American women.

I had prepared a speech to talk about my work on encouraging women’s rights around the world—especially in Latin American countries. I was also going to give an inspirational talk about the benefits of being short.

For example, there are many rides at Disneyland that the average adult can’t ride because of their height. In many ways, people of average height are discriminated—so there are many benefits of being short.

This whole day is just one big embarrassment for me. And I had my mind set on some carnitas tacos.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

say a pray and have the tacos tomorrow

11/28/2005 11:49 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

It's a mistake that any one could have made.
I'm 5'8", so I don't know the benefits of being short.

11/29/2005 12:36 AM  
Anonymous sinner said...

Is there a petite section in the men's clothing department? Because the petite section in the women's department always seems to have the best selection of clothes.

11/29/2005 5:52 AM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

As a petite person, (a woman) I can identify, but as a man? That must not be too much fun unless of course it allows you to look up the ladie's dresses!

11/29/2005 4:50 PM  
Blogger Barney said...

It's an understandable mistake. The whole Latinitas/Latina thing--very confusing.

11/29/2005 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least you can get a glass out of a cupboard without standing on a chair.

11/29/2005 6:26 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Latinitas! I Love it! lolol

11/29/2005 8:14 PM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

In many ways, people of average height are discriminated...

Yes, but you can get your clothes cheaper in the kids' section! I've always heard that's a big bennie.

11/30/2005 1:30 AM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Don't be embarrassed. You're the Pope for gosh sakes!

You can still have tacos.

11/30/2005 5:43 AM  
Blogger thephoenixnyc said...

What a clever blog your holiness, I am most impressed.

11/30/2005 6:57 PM  
Blogger Morgana Anakina Black said...

Being short has its benefits you betcha':
*You can shop in kids stores where clothes are cheaper,
*You do not have to worry if chairs will support your weight,
*In a fight you get premium access to the groin,
*In dangerous situations rescuers will help YOU first along with kids and women...
Probably, Mr. Pope, Latinitas Foundation was at a loss for not letting you give that conference.

12/01/2005 12:34 AM  
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