Tall People Have Feelings Too
This is a general observation that I promised a good friend I'd blog about. My friend is 6'6", and I am a mere 5'9". The other day I went golfing with him. As we exited the clubhouse, headed towards the first hole, a middle-aged man quipped, "Well, I think you exceed the height requirement." These statements boil my friend's blood, so I told the man that I appreciated finally getting recognized as tall.
What makes the story even more interesting is that we have another mutual friend who is 5'4". I can guarantee that the middle-aged man would have remarked about that friend's lack of height. So, why do people feel it is acceptable to comment on height when someone is tall, but no one believes it is acceptable to quip about someone who is short?
If you are much taller than the average for your gender, do you feel the same way as I do? And if you are, I'm not going to lie, I am jealous that you have to deal with that problem.