18 Things You'll Only Understand If You're Short
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18 Things You'll Only Understand If You're Short


18 Things You'll Only Understand If You're Short

Ever have to ask someone for help getting an item on the top shelf at the grocery store? Do you often have to stand on a chair to put all your dishes away? Don't worry, I understand! As a short person living in a very tall world, sometimes life gets a little tough. Here are a few things that you'll completely understand if, like me, you're vertically challenged!

1. You can't reach something because it's too high

2. You feel like no one takes you seriously

3. You always have to jog to keep up when walking with tall people

4. You can never talk directly to anyone's face

5. You know exactly what Nicole Richie is talking about

6. Every tall person thinks it's fun to put their elbow on your shoulder...or head.

7. Everyone wants to pick you up

8. Your feet never touch the ground when you sit down

9. Always having to hem your pants, or roll them up

10. People always asking you, "How short ARE you?"

11. Tall people bending down to see what it looks like from your height

12. Always having to stand in the front of group photos

13. The struggles of cropping photos with tall friends

14. Always having to stand on your tip-toes to hug or kiss you significant other

15. Almost being blown away by big gusts of wind

16. Always being called "cute" and "petite"

17. Always having to sit in the middle seat

18. Tall people asking where you are because they're literally looking right above your head

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