Tall Girl Probs
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Tall Girl Probs

The struggles of the awkward giraffe population.

Tall Girl Probs
Bella Grabowski

Being referred to as a giraffe may be fun and games only when you're not the giraffe.

1. You forever have bruises on your forehead

When you’re tall, be prepared to get your head hit on multiple shower heads and doorways. My freshman year of high school I had to request to have my shower head extended so I could be taking care of my hygiene correctly. Also, one thing that I’ve learned is don't look at what the person in front of you is doing; They are most likely shorter than you and don’t have to dodge doorways.

2. When you fall, it’s an extra six feet

Yeah I’m scared of heights and people make fun of me all the time, but the one thing that they do not realize is the fact that when you fall when you’re six feet tall, not only do you fall from however high you are but you also fall that plus an extra six feet. You will most definitely be left with battle wounds. Not only that, but you look 10 times more awkward falling when you’re tall as well

3. Nice capris

The average height for women in America is 5’4” in the U.S. So girls like me have an impossible time trying to find the perfect fit pants. Oftentimes, we can find a pair of pants, but then they look more like ¾ pants when they’re supposed to be full length.

4. I love quarter length shirts (not)

Just like pants, we just have to get used to the fact that long sleeves will never reach your wrists.

5. Is that a tunic or a dress?

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Those cute Free People or Brandy Melville dresses you see on the mannequins? Yeah, you won’t be able to wear them unless you wear shorts or leggings to pull off that tunic look

6. You look like you're showing off way more skin than the short gals

Since we’re blessed with the long limbs, we need more cloth in our clothing in order to cover up our bodies. But, as stated before, we have such a hard time finding anything that fits correctly. Because of that, we are stuck with shorts that cover up everything that needs to be covered but to others, they look like booty shorts.

7. When sound doesn't travel up to your height

Everyone thinks you have a hearing issue when really you are like 2,389,242,938 feet above all of your friends so the sound doesn’t travel to you directly.

8. Boob hugs

Oh the classic boob hug. This makes comforting people a million times more awkward than it needs to be. You see your friend crying and you just want to show them how you care so you give them a hug, but their head is engulfed by your boobs instead of your loving arms. Boys though, they do not oppose this issue.

9. Getting tangled up

There’s just so much more of you to keep track of so tripping, falling and tangling yourself up is totally normal.

10. Furniture isn't even made in your size.

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Just like those showers and doorways, you will most likely not fit in a bed either. Your feet will most likely hang off the end.

11. “You eat like a guy"

When you’re the same height as the guy population, you have practically the same body mass as them therefore causing your eating habits to be about the same. #sorrynotsorry

12. People are scared of you

You look fifteen million times more intimidating when you’re tall. Then add the resting b*tch face and you will have people turning their heads away from you just so you don’t have to make eye contact with them. Or sometimes you’ll have little kids point at you and say to their mom, “wow mom. Is that what a real-life giant looks like?” No child, it’s not.

13. "Good luck finding a boyfriend"

Ugh. This was, is and will continue to be a problem for tall girls everywhere. You meet a guy, cute, sweet, nice, funny, literally perfect –– but he’s a good six inches shorter than you. To some girls, this isn’t a problem, but to guys it’s a confidence killer that there’s a girl that’s taller than them. Oh the double standard. Love it.

14. "How long have you played volleyball?"

Literally haven't touched a ball ever, actually. I have never played volleyball. Yes, I gave into my stereotype by playing basketball and did high jump. But nope. Never ever played volleyball.

Long story short, us tall gals are giraffes but hey, we'll embrace it.

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