Tall Is Overrated

This is simply fabulous. And it’s so accurate!

The author lists 28 reasons why it’s great to be short. As a person topping the height charts at 5’1″, I have personally experienced the following:

– I’ve purchased kids’ clothing. (It’s cheaper. And today’s kids are stylish!)

– I’ve been used as a human measuring stick.

– I’m possibly the least intimidating person ever. This is probably why I have a squinty living under my house and bunnies feeding in my back yard. The animal world doesn’t fear me.

– I’ve won my fair share of limbo tournaments.

– I’ve never been hit by a bullet.

– Number 20 doesn’t apply to my life — animals and small children sense my un-intimidating-ness and gang up on me. It’s not pretty.

– Because small children gang up on me, I have no desire to fulfill Number 21 and be a “cute short pregnant woman.” (Although people have told me I’d look cute pregnant. Random. And somewhat weird.)

– I think John is more than a foot taller than I am. He may think he’s a giant, and he may start buying pants that are too long.

– I dressed up as Tinkerbell for Halloween. My costume was fashioned from a green t-shirt. I think I can cross Number 17 off my list.

– If I attempt to grow my hair out, my short neck will speed the process. Good to know!

– I think I tried on my mom’s wedding dress. And I think it fit — just barely.

– My personal favorite item on the list is Number 7. I always knew I was special.

– Hotel towels provide somewhat-reasonable coverage.

– I am an awesome shelf climber. I’ve scaled many a shelf at Hy-Vee.

– I’ve never been struck by lightning.

– And, finally, I don’t want to be the same size as my dog. The dog would most definitely eat me. Probably for breakfast.

Clearly, short people are superior in almost every way!



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7 Responses to Tall Is Overrated

  1. Meredith says:

    I’d just like to point out the 7 applies to tall people as well. 🙂

  2. Angela says:

    Long live short people!!

  3. I love it! I’m so glad you included the list. I have many many more to come. This is just the beginning. You should follow @idratherbeshort on Twitter.

    p.s. I love that you referenced Hy-Vee. I used to live in the midwest, and now I’m a Texan so no one has ever heard of it.

    • bloglette says:

      Thanks for the comment!
      I’m in full support of H.E.B. grocery stores in Texas…Charles Butt signs the can goods! (Hy-Vee doesn’t offer that!)

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