Life can be a bit of a struggle at the best of times, but when you are shorter than the average bear, you may find that even the smallest problems dwarf you.
Fed up with having to always stand on tip toes and being constantly referred to as a vertically challenged muchkin, Mr Dinky Niblet (25) turned to his local community for help.
And in the true tradition of helping a follow townsman out of a wee spot of bother, the residents of Littleton in the UK rallied round.
“When the stumpy little midget first came to us, we couldn’t see him,” laughed the town’s Mayor, Ken Beallected (57). “He was too short to see over the counter.
“But then we saw his itsy-bitsy face peeking out, we immediately recognized his problem.
“We got together and came up with teeny plan that we thought could not fail – we decided to stretch him.
“Everyone grabbed a little bit of the micro dwarf and pulled – even the local riot police were keen to lend a hand.”
Fortunately for Mr Niblet, the hours of stretching and pulling did make him slightly taller – by three millimeters. Mr Niblet is overjoyed by his new stature.
“I cannot thank the people of Littleton enough,” laughed the infinitesimally taller short stop. “I feel as tall as a skyscraper!”
The town’s Mayor was very modest when accepting the praise.
“There is no need to thank us, what we did was miniscule really.”