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Things Short People Know To Be True

Evolution may not have favored us, but at least we can laugh at ourselves.

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Let's face it, the world was not made for short people. And as such, our subset of the population faces a very unique set of challenges. The light at the end of this tunnel of difficulties is that most of us have a sense of humor. Here is a list of 14 of our most common realities:

1. You will never know what the top shelf looks like and forget ever reaching it by yourself.

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Independence is just out of reach.

2. You have neck pain from looking up to talk to everyone.

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How's the weather up there?

3. People will tell you to save the tall boys for the rest of them.

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Apparently there is a secret war going on, between tall and short girls alike, over the limited supply of men.

4. People will ask you exactly how short you are.

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Because it matters for some reason beyond them just freaking out about it.

5. People assume you are younger than you actually are.

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No, I am not 12.

6. You have to have your driver's seat all the way forward so you can touch the pedals.

No, it is not comfortable having my knees against the dash, but I really have no other choice.

7. You have to work twice as hard to find your friends at a party.

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We have no aerial view, it really just comes down to how fast we can push through those walls of sweaty bodies.

8. And forget ever being on the ground floor of a concert.

We get to the front row and we stay there. Elbows are always encouraged.

9. You have to yell to avoid having people bend completely in half to hear you in a crowded room.

I always feel guilty about that, sorry all my tall friends. That can't be comfortable.

10. You're always asked to move to the front row of a picture.

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You will never get away with a bad hair day. This is the cross we bear.

12. When you wear heels and you're just about the height of a normal person.

So no one really notices all the effort you're putting into those six inches.

13. When you get into a full car and you have to sit in the middle seat.

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This is fine. I am fine. This is comfortable.

14. And finally, you are a slow walker through no fault of your own.

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