Robert: What about when I was 13 years old, and my basketball coach called me "The Useless Giraffe?"
Frank: You were six foot five. You couldn't grab a couple of rebounds?
At this point my youngest son turns to me and says: "Hey! you should mention that in Sophie's blog." And this is what I am doing.... Thank you Dan ^__^
Besides Robert's I have encountered several unusual quotes with the words "Giraffes".
Let me share them with you.
In 2002, Richard Gere interviewed by the Guardian (UK) said the following: "I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe."
I wonder what made him think of using an animal and more especially a giraffe. Maybe I could try and write to him to find out? ^__^ But well overall he is right: you should never let anyone manipulate you into thinking you are something/someone else than you are.
At some point in her life, Sofia Loren ---who shares her name with our own Sophie Hagirafa --- said :
"I'm a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It's a pretty dumb animal, mind you.". Humm! I would not have thought of comparing Sophia Loren to a giraffe... but then again she also said : "Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. " I am now trying to imagine a giraffe made out of spaghetti. @__@
Let me conclude with the following video in which you will recognize the Giraffe Manor and see Giraffes walk.