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I was so pissed last night when I saw a picture of a guy I know who is taller than me posting pics of his new tiny girlfriend on facebook. Originally I wrote the following to be a note viewed by all. I changed my mind and decided I would only send this to my tall girlfriends. Didn’t want my entire facebook world to hear my whining! But I thought y‘all might get a kick out it and a laugh!

WHY I INWARDLY CRINGE AND CURSE WHEN SHORT WOMEN SAY THEY WANT TO BE TALL LIKE ME:  

1. 90% of all tall men I know date not just short-er women, but super short shrimpy women! The kind of short that even 3 inch heels can’t help. I really don’t care that they don’t date me. But come on! At least pick a woman your own size. Give a tall woman a little justice!

2. I have to spend at least $75 for a pair of shoes that fit me. My limit is $250. I wear a 13 narrow. I was ecstatic a few years back when I discovered Nordstrom’s had a moderate selection of shoes in my size that I could actually wear out of the store. I even got a Nordstrom’s card to celebrate. (It’s the only other credit card I have besides a mastercard). And then, to my dismay, the Gardens Mall Nordstrom’s informed me last fall that they have stopped shipping shoes in my size. Oh sure. I can go to their website and ORDER shoes and pay for them without even trying them on. Sure. I can do that. I’m risky like that.

3. I have to order all pants and jeans online. I have spent countless hours searching for websites that sell clothes for tall women which are not designed for Dorothy of the Golden Girls. Again, like #2, I was thrilled when Victoria’s Secret started selling jeans and pants in a 36 inch length. This joy lasted about 2 years, and then they pulled the 36 inchers from their lines. Recently some of the styles have started to come in 36 in length, but they are usually in the plain, boring patterns. All the fun funky flirty styles never get past 34 inches, and rarely that long.

4. Jackets and sweaters leave an inch of skin showing at the end of the sleeve. Seeing a fashion nightmare pattern here?

5. Every time I cross my legs while sitting at a table (e.g., at a restaurant), I have to squirm and contort and kick the person (or persons) across from me because to move one leg on top of the other to uncross and cross would mean lifting the table. So, my choices are to kick you while striking an awkward contorted pose, or spill your drink in your lap. You choose.

6. Hearing that my height is “intimidating” really doesn’t help my sense of femininity.

7. Every time I hug a short-er person (and I really do love to hug!) I smash their face into my boob. Awkward.

8. Let’s face it. I love to partner dance. Most men who partner dance are shorter than me. Thus, they struggle to spin me and do other moves where a man’s arm is needed to go over the woman’s head. some men don’t make proper adjustments and my elbow smacks them right in the face as I’m completing a turn. And forget any kind of lift. Just forget it. No feelings of light airiness girlie delight here.

9. I have to stalk the check in counters at airports to make sure I get exit row seating to accommodate my long legs. It is a task that requires much diligence and pouncing on the flight attendants/ticket agents to make sure I get to them FIRST before some other short fool does and wastes a good seat.

10. There is no atmospheric change that can take place with 8 to 12 inches. So the "weather up here" is just the same as the weather down there. SMELL MY PITS SHORTY!  

11. FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE HERE!  

Gotta stay strong with my long legged sisters!



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      Mztracy wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • I’m 6‘-6‘1“.
      My hubz is 5‘10”

      I never had a problem with pants as when i was a kid chemin-de-fer (sp) were long enough as were dittos. lol
      Now I shop jcpenney (ultra tall online) 29.99 for pants 36” inseam.
      Or long elegant legs. They are expensive, but their sales rock and arm length is so awesome. Love having sleeves over my wrist,lol.

      I am lucky as i got my dads height and my mom’s small features. I wear a nine shoe, so shoes were never a problem for me.

      I did get wicked made fun of for being the tallest ‘person’ in school. Even taller than some teachers. It sucked, but when I finally acted like I didin’t care, they stopped.  

      Never had a problem with the boys tall or short. Hard to find the tall ones, but the short were fun too. lol

      As I got older it was awesome. A big line from men was ‘tall, but sooo worth the climb‘!! lol

      My hubz love that I am tall. He always wanted me to wear heels! Go figure. I think it has to do with the man’s confidence being with a taller woman. A strong man can handle it.

      I have to say. being given the gift height kind of sucks now, as it has been taken from me. Being in a wheelchair ruins it. estatic



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      Almostfive0 wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • LOL You go girl!  

      You remind me of my nephew and his wife.  He is about 5‘5 maybe and she is about 5‘10 or taller.  He says he loves when she wears heels.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 19, 2009
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      My friend belongs to the Utah Chapter.  They accepted me as a honorable and exceptional member.  I am exempt from their height requirement. happy


      Chinadoll, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Coachmombabe wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Trudy, that’s a very interesting blog. I’ve never had the challenges of a tall woman. I’m one of the “shrimpy” ones (5‘3” and shrinking)! haha! I think the biggest appeal to being tall for me would be spreading the weight out a little more. Being short certainly has it’s own challenges, but it’s good to have a new “perspective“!



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      Jenni0811 wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Tracy I never knew you were “tall“!!  Never mind the wheelchair....you and all your “tall” sisters will always stand Above The Competition  estatic



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • super short shrimpy women - TRUDY, you are calling me out! POUT!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • 7. Every time I hug a short-er person (and I really do love to hug!) I smash their face into my boob. Awkward

      What a great motherhood experience revisited for me. LOL



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Nothing is better than a long leg - awesome!  Wish mine is long, like this:



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      Coachmombabe wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • I’m sayin‘, CD!!! hahaha!

      oh, that top of the fridge thing, my hubby used to complain about it. I told him to clean it off, I never see it! He’s 6‘3“.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Trudy, It is the shorter men who have missed out on all your charm.
      Mztracy, I never imagined you to be that tall.
      My sister in law is 6‘3” she towers over me. My husband is 5‘9” go figure



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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Ooooh, I can so relate.  All I ever wanted was a guy who was about 6‘6“, a man I could literally look up to.  Oh hell no!! They’ve got to pick the runty women.  

      I’m not quite six feet unless I wear high heels and I love to wear high heels.  I’m lucky, for my height I do not have long legs so I can get by with a 34” inseam, but I have a very long back and there’s never a shirt long enough to cover it.  I’ve started buying St. John’s Bay talls from JCPenny, and they work, but I’d really like another 2” added to the shirt.

      Oh, and I hate it when short men hit on me.  I want to tell them to go find someone their own size.  My husband, when I met him was 6‘2“.  Now with all his back problems he’s shrunk to my height.  Good thing I love him cuz if I was just meeting him, I wouldn’t give him a second look.



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      Trudy S wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • Sorry I posted this and then disappeared!  I was in the middle of lobbying for my non-profit and had to head out to a reception at the Governor’s mansion!

      I love all your comments!  I personally never felt bad being tall .... but it still irks me when others say they’d like to be tall like me....they don’t know the troubles I’ve seen!!

      estatic

      Another fav is shorter women complaining about having to shorten their pants!  Are you kidding me?  At least they have an option!!!



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      Jenz ~ wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • W/o shoes, I’m exactly 5 7 1/2. No ttall but not short... Hmmm... I’ll take a 6‘2 guy! haha Know any?



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Feb 19, 2009
    • I am 5.7 and it was not fun growing up, being the tallest in the class, kids were mean, but as I grew older, I started to enjoy my height.  My hubby is 6.1 and that works for me, as I prefer men taller than myself.

      Guess that’s kinda average, when I shop the “tall” pants length ends up being too long, then I have to hem or wear really high heels.

      Mztracy, your disposition in life, sure matches your height...happyhappy



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Feb 20, 2009
    • I have always heard from friends that it is sometimes difficult to be tall, but being short certainly has it’s disadvantages too. tongue out



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      Psalmist wrote Feb 20, 2009
    • I’m 5‘8” but with very long limbs, so I can relate to the “extra skin” showing on the sleeves and having to shop for talls, and I also love to wear heels.  I have had pretty good success with Just My Size and Jessica London (I do 95% of my shopping on line as well, so I can relate).  The “boob” hug, and being the tallest in the class was my lot for a long time because I was an early bloomer in the height dept and then the late bloomer in the boob dept (but I did go from flat to fluffy overnight!), but still suffered frown  I still razz my mom about the “wasted height” between her and her husband (she’s 5‘5” and he’s 6‘3“)  I’m not as subtle with the comments; I say, “Leave the tall men to us!!!”  As far as crossing the legs, getting the end seat (airlines, theaters, road trips, etc.) OMG, do I ever feel your pain and heed your call!



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      Dana Hall wrote Feb 24, 2009
    • LOL!
      Yeah! For once I’d like to be able to wear three inch heels and not be taller than my husband!  

      I say short women should stick with their own! Ha!

      ;)



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