Say, hmm, hypothetically, a person makes a large deal of effort to overcome their handicap, leading to improvement in an area where, prior to this, the person had very little skill in, but a lot of passion for. Improvement significant enough to be complimented upon by someone far more proficient.
However, a casual mention of this to loved ones brings upon derisive comments and laughter, with the heavy implication that no matter how hard this person tries, he or she could not possibly attain that level of competence.
I bet hearing that felt like a knee to the groin. Hypothetically, of course.
On a happier note, I got back from Bangkok, Thailand, about a week ago and it was All Kinds of Awesome. I set a new personal record there by buying 25 articles of clothing in one and a half days. Go me!:D
More on that later. Maybe. I dunno. My pictures from Cambodia and Hong Kong and mini travelogue LJ entries are still lying unedited on the laptop. Gah. But I have so many new clothes and bags and belts to admire how can I concentrate on things as trivial as LJ entries? Whee!
You know how sometimes some people have a mild handicap of sorts? It could be anything from, say, not being able to detect changes in pitch very well...hampering his or her ability to play an instrument...to poor hand eye coordination, which means shying away from sports.