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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!

  1. People like patting your head. 

I know I’m not a dog or cat, so what purpose does this serve?

  1. 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 …

  1. 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?

  1. Everyone, especially guys, want to pick me up, literally.

Unless you’re my boyfriend, please stay away from me! I’m not a puppy!

  1. Being called ‘Shoti’ 

I guess it could’ve been worse.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Being called ‘cute’. 

Puppies are cute. Babies are cute. We are all adults here, and adults aren’t cute!

  1. 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?

  1. 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.

 

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