Warning: this is a rant post. If I could count the times that I have been told "You're tall," I would be filthy rich.
I am beyond tired of hearing these things from people, but I'm also unfortunately used to it. Just like those who are tired of hearing about how young they look, or girls who already know how short they are, us tall folk are also plenty self-aware.
So, grab a cup of sarcasm and start reading:
1. "Wow, you're tall."
Uh, yeah, thank you for noticing Captain Obvious. Seriously, I get it because I do the same thing when I see someone that is super short or super tall, etc.
2. "How do you find a boyfriend?"
All of us tall girls go on www.wheretallpeoplemeet.com to find a partner... JK. Are you kidding me? Tall guys are out there too and they're not hard to find (now trying to find
3. "I bet you played basketball."
Actually yes, I did play basketball, but in the 5th and 7th grade when I was shorter than most girls (yes I was short at one point I know it's hard to believe). I was clumsy, couldn't dribble very well, and I can not stand to be pushed around, so I didn't like it. Just because I'm taller than most girls doesn't mean that I played a certain sport.
4. "You're too tall for heels."
Really? That's funny because when I do runway shows, heels are a requirement and the taller the better.
5. "Squat down for the picture."
Okay, I'll admit this is me at times depending on who I'm taking a picture with. If it's a serious photo then no, but if we're getting silly and the person is a head shorter than me (like my sister is) well, yes, let me squat my big bird self down.
6. "You're pretty for a tall girl."
What, the actual, what?! I didn't know this was a serious thought that came across people's minds. It's like telling someone who is
7. "Where do you buy your clothes?"
Tall R Us duh. Umm, I can buy clothes anywhere. Yeah, some clothing items I have to go up a size like hoodies (for the arm length) and jackets, but I can find clothes in any store I go in. Next question.
8. "How's the weather up there?"
9. "Do you wish you were short?"
10. "There's no way you're only 5'10"."
Coming from the has-been football player who always said that he was three inches taller than he really is on his stats: yes I am only 5'10". Seriously, if you want to get out a measuring tape, that's fine because flat-footed I'm 5'9 and a half. So, to bust your bubble, yes I am 5'10", (with shoes on) taller than you, and no, you're not six-foot like you think you are. #sorrynotsorry