Here is the second part of short people problems (only a few months late).
- People making fun of your height
People will tease, yes, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt. It’s different when a short person calls themselves short than when anyone else calls them short. They don’t even have to say it out loud, their actions can hurt to. Like when someone taller than me uses me as an armrest or says that they feel short, it makes me mad. Because yes, I know that I’m short, but that doesn’t mean you can rub it in my face. And if you say you feel short, I’m warning right now, you may be attacked by a stampede of angry people 5’5 and under. Because you don’t fully understand how it feels to be shorter than everyone else. Sure, you may be shorter than some people, but you have to compare yourselves to that person or else people will get mad. Also, if a group of relatively short people are talking about feeling short, don’t try to relate. It makes us feel worse because you’re there, being all tall and stuff, and saying how you feel really short but you don’t even understand the half of it because you don’t have to live being told short jokes every five minutes.
- Wearing heels and still being super short
This also speaks for itself.
- Getting clothes tailored
I think this is something a lot of people can relate to. You go to a store, you find the perfect pair of jeans. Then, you try them on and they’re perfect…except for the fact that the pant leg is 5 inches too long. Now, I might be over exaggerating with saying 5 inches but you get my point. And it’s annoying. I want pants that fit in the leg so that I don’t need to pay even more money so that the pants can actually fit.
Now, putting aside all those problems that I had just mentioned, being short is actually pretty great and I have learned to embrace all the pros and cons of being the height I am.