13 Things Tall Girls Wish You'd Stop Saying

13 Things Tall Girls Wish You'd Stop Saying

"You're so tall!" Really? I hadn't heard.
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Alright, first of all, let's get this settled. I am 5'11". I know this isn't insanely tall compared to a lot of girls, but I'm taller than all of my friends, so I include myself in the "tall" camp.

Personally, I'm pretty sure that 5'11'' is the most unfortunate height because I'm one inch shy of 6 feet and one inch too tall to be a Rockette (because my height is obviously the only thing stopping my rhythmically challenged self from being a professional dancer).

If you relate to either of these struggles, you know you're tired of hearing these 12 things.

1. "OMG you're so tall!"

Really? I hadn't heard.

2. "You should play basketball/volleyball"

Every tall girl has probably heard some variation of this statement a million times in her life, and if she isn't already playing a sport, it's probably a safe bet that she doesn't want to.

3. "How's the weather up there?"

I'm not a skyscraper. I promise we're still on the same level weather wise.

4. "You're lucky you're tall because you can hide weight easier"

It also means that, if you're not stick-skinny, it's nearly impossible to buy clothes that fit like you want them to, but thanks, I guess?

5. "You're too tall to wear heels!"

Why don't you step up on a box and say that to my face? I can wear whatever I want to, thank you very much. Am I going to wear five-inch stilettos? No. Am I going to wear a two-inch wedge? Probably.

6. "I bet it's hard to find a man taller than you"

Why yes, yes it is. And it doesn't help that short girls like you who are asking need to STAY IN YOUR LANE and date short boys so that us tall girls have a chance.

7. "Your spirit animal is... a giraffe!"

Giraffes are cool (tall people/animals unite!), but really? Is that the best you could come up with?

8. "Is everyone in your family that tall?"

Well, I'm not some freak of nature, so odds are yes, at least one person in my immediate family is also tall.

9. "Oh let's go shopping at *store that only sells clothes for average height people*"

Mmmmmm... let's not.

10. "The hotel shower is so nice! You'll love it!"

I don't think you understand just how fake that statement is.

11. "Why don't you ever buy clothes in the store at *insert popular store* instead of online?"

Because they don't sell anything in tall in the store, that's why. They cater to short people.

12. "I didn't know girls could even be that tall"

Well, here I am, disproving all of your expectations and theories. Thanks for pointing that out to me like I wasn't already self-conscious.

13. "So *famous athlete* is EVEN taller than you?"

Yes. Believe it or not, I am not even close to the tallest person to ever walk the Earth.

Cover Image Credit: Lily Snodgrass

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1. She has a guy's sense of humor so you will constantly be laughing together.

2. She knows how to handle your sarcasm, and she'll throw it right back in your face.

3. Your friends will love her because she is basically one of the guys (except for the facts that she smells good and shaves her legs).

4. She can kick your ass in dizzy bat, pool or maybe, on a good day, beat you in shot-gunning.

5. Little things don't bother her- she is rational and level-headed.

She knows how to put things into perspective and knows what is worth getting mad over and what just isn't.

6. BUT she also has a sensitive side... she knows the ways to your heart whether it is an amazing home cooked meal or a good back scratch.

She is always thinking of ways to make your day because she is thoughtful.

7. She will call you out on your BS, because let's be honest... someone has to.

8. She'll eat pizza and drink beer with you, and maybe if you are lucky she'll even smoke a cigar.

9. She cleans up nice.

Sometimes her hair is in a messy ponytail and a hat, but other times she looks like she just stepped off the red carpet.

10. She doesn't mind getting dirty.

She can spend a day on the boat, fishing and wakeboarding, hunting, shooting guns, or eating unlimited chicken wings with you.

11. She is go-with-the-flow and always up for anything and everything.

Festival? Amusement park? Concert? Drive-in movie? A day at the beach? Hell yeah, sounds awesome.

12. She likes to work out, but she isn't a health freak… sometimes you just gotta have a McChicken.

No regrets, you know what I'm sayin'?

13. She has an open mind about people, places, and trying new things.

You will never be bored with her.

14. She can get along with pretty much anybody.

15. She doesn't care what people think.

She'll be the first one on the dance floor at the wedding, but the same person who helps an older man carry his bags to the car at the mall.

16. Your sisters will adore her, but so will your brothers.

17. She isn't afraid to voice her opinion and stand up for what she believes in.

18. Not only does she not mind doing “guy things," but get this... she actually enjoys them and will do them with you.

She'll watch late night ESPN with you, play basketball in the pool, be player 2 in "Tony Hawk Underground," go fishing, dirt biking, you name it, she is down.

19. Safe to say, we're pretty word.

So word, in fact, we might even be going extinct... So, if we just so happen to grace you with our majestical presence, you better make damn sure you don't let us go.

Cover Image Credit: Catherine Anne Guarino

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