The inconvenience of being a late grower. I was raised in a French family and enrolled in a French Junior College. Mom had decided to keep me in short trousers up to the end of my secondary classes. I didn't mind at that time because I was not aware that I didn't develop physically ( and maybe psychologically) as quickly as the other classmates. l was looking three or four years younger than my age. When I entered in 2e ( first pre- collegial year) I was still in thight-fitting short trousers which uncovered about half of my thighs. Imagine my bewilderment and confusion ! amirite?