Being short has its benefits, except during these times! I have a short friend and her inability to reach stuff from the top of the cupboard is the least of her problems.
There is a heap of other things she has to deal with because of her short stature. Before we go on, I should remind you to refrain from calling short people ‘short’, because they might be offended and you might get yourself a smack down. She gave us a list of 10 problems she faces every other day. Her words, not mine!
- People like patting your head.
I know I’m not a dog or cat, so what purpose does this serve?
- All the shelves in my apartment are unreachable!
I think I might just get a small ladder, especially now that my little (not so short) brother isn’t around to carry me on his shoulders anymore. The life of an independent woman …
- High heels to work er’day!
My friends always wonder why I wear high heels to work every day. Well, if I don’t have them on, I’m a foot or two shorter than all my colleagues. What is life?
- Everyone, especially guys, want to pick me up, literally.
Unless you’re my boyfriend, please stay away from me! I’m not a puppy!
- Being called ‘Shoti’
I guess it could’ve been worse.
- Holding lasting conversations
Conversations turn into a tennis match between your friends. And honestly, it often feels like I’m talking to my friends’ boobs.
- I have an umbrella, get away!
It’s pouring and if I’m walking near you, do yourself a favour and move out of the way. My umbrella has a tendency to get caught on other people’s clothes.
- Being called ‘cute’.
Puppies are cute. Babies are cute. We are all adults here, and adults aren’t cute!
- My shoulder is the famous armrest.
My shoulder is either used as an armrest or my head is used as a headrest. Is it weird that I find people who think that is cute, weird? Does that question even make sense? Doesn’t matter; just stop doing that. Do I look like furniture?
- Hearing short jokes every time you go to an amusement park.
If I rolled my eyes at those (stupid) jokes one more time, they’d be stuck at the back of my head. Good think I’ve mastered the ‘not impressed’ face.