Short People Problems Pt. 1

I thought that it would be fun to talk about different things short people have to go through that tall people don’t, knowing from personal experience. These are all things that have probably never happened to anyone over 5’6, unless it happened while they were younger. This is part 1 of two because there is so much to talk about.

  1. Not being able to reach the top shelf

The sentence “It’s on the top shelf” strikes terror in short people everywhere. Unlike tall people, who can just reach up and grab whatever they want, short people have to strategically plan out how they are going to approach this seemingly easy task. Chances are that if you are trying to get something off the top shelf and someone walks in, they will yell at you to get off of the chairs that you stacked on the counter to be able to get the thing you want that was placed on the top shelf just so that life could mess with you once again.

  1. Being mistaken for a younger age than you are

This one kind of speaks for itself, so I don’t feel the need to elaborate.

  1. Not being tall enough for roller coasters

Most people experienced this when they were younger. Your parents or friends tell you that you’re going to an amazing amusement park and you get really hyped because you’ve been wanting to go on that one ride for ages. Then when you get there you are shot down because “you don’t reach the minimum height limit.” Now, as you read that, you may have remembered a time when you were younger when that happened. Well, for short people, it happens all the time but we have to live with the knowledge that we will never be able to go on that ride because we will forever be this short.

  1. Not being able to see in large crowds

Crowds are horrible if you’re on the shorter side. Yes, everyone hates crowds, but not as much as short people because they Can’t. See. ANYTHING. You’ll be strolling along, having a nice day and then BLAM. A crowd. Panic starts to roll through. You can’t see where you’re supposed to go. Everyone is bumping you, taking you farther from your destination which you don’t even realize because you can’t even see where you’re supposed to be going. It’s torture, especially if you like the city.

  1. Concerts, movies, sporting events, etc.

I know that I am one of those people that loves movies and concerts and things similar, but this is also something sports fans can relate to. You’re really excited because you’re going to your favorite team’s game or your favorite band/performers concert and then you get there and realize that every single tall person that ever walked the earth decided to go to that concert the same day and just had to stand/sit in front of you.


2 thoughts on “Short People Problems Pt. 1

  1. I am 5’2″ and I relate to this so strongly! Especially the top shelf thing! I don’t want to talk about how many times I’ve been caught climbing on shelves at the store.


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