Dwarf Man Handed Coloring Book And Crayons By Waitress While On A Date With Fiancee
A dwarf took his fiancee to a restaurant for a romantic meal and was handed a children’s colouring book and crayons by a waitress.
James Lusted, 26, who is 3ft 7ins, was on a date at a Harvester Inn in Cardiff with his fiancee, Chloe Roberts, who is 5ft 7ins, when the waitress picked up two menus, the crayons and a colouring book.
It was only when the waitress heard James’s deep voice that she realised her mistake, and didn’t serve the couple for the rest of evening.
But Mr Lusted and his bride-to-be, 20, who are from Colwyn Bay, North Wales, saw the funny side.
Mr Lusted said: “As I said thank you to the waitress she heard my voice and knew I wasn’t a child.
“She immediately put the colouring book behind her back in shock.
“But I am man enough to see the funny side, I would never take offence.”
Mr Lusted, an actor, TV presenter and motivational speaker, and Miss Roberts, a student in education, said they aren’t bothered by the two-foot height difference. They are planning to get married in 2016.
Mr Lusted said: “Life has not been easy – when I was young I had a lot of surgery and went through a time of being bullied in school.
“I have often thought from an early age who would want to marry me, a dwarf from Wales. But then I met Chloe and everything just fell into place.”
A rare genetic condition called Diastrophic Dysplasia caused Mr Lusted’s dwarfism. Both parents are normal height.
He also competed in the World Dwarf Games twice and played badminton at a national level.
Miss Roberts said: “All little girls dream about having their tall, dark and handsome prince charming. Never in my life did I think I’d date someone like James.
“People sometimes get a bit confused when they see us for the first time but we always laugh it off.
“I felt a bit sorry for the waitress – she felt very uncomfortable.”
She added: “There may be a two-foot height difference but when you are in love little things like that don’t matter.”
A Harvester spokesman said: “We can’t apologise enough to James and Chloe, and are happy they have taken the error in good faith.”