Last season, I felt that I was doing my team a favour, by stepping in as a wicket keeper, as we had no-one else to do it. The 2 regular keepers had fingers like glass, and the most established keeper has long since given up the gloves, as he has had a steel plate inserted into his back. They are not quite sure what caused the initial problem, but they think it is a rare genetic disorder where part of his body is weighing him down from the front, therefore putting strain on his back. However, instead of being appreciative of my efforts, my teammates said that I looked like I was keeping wicket with a pair of saucepan lids. I thought my average bye count of 125 per game was pretty standard. What do you suggest?
As a boy, I was slightly overweight, but as I enter adulthood, I have trimmed down considerably, and now consider myself to be 'cut out of wood' as they say. Despite this, my peers still make reference to my previous weight problems, calling me names such as 'the fat fiddler' and making jibes about me eating Kentucky bargain buckets. This abuse can sometimes been relentless, even from soem previously slim peers who have now overtaken me on the scales. I have tried various ploys to halt the name callling, even getting my mum to come to matches, but it still persists. What can you suggest?