31 August 2010

A Day in the Life of a TALL Girl.

Welcome to my world....

7:30 a.m. Time to get dressed for work. I really want to wear my gray dress pants with my black high heels, but go figure, these pants are too short for these shoes. Guess I'll go with the black pants.

8:00 a.m. Walk into work and a man opens the door for me. I say thank you and he proceeds to tell me "You're welcome. I'd do the same thing for a short girl." Wow. Thanks. So glad that I don't have to complain about height discrimination to Human Resources.

8:05 a.m. Woo hoo! They installed my "tall girl friendly" desk at work. Now I can actually cross my legs while at my computer.

10:00 a.m. Break time. While in the rest room buttoning my pants, a co-worker comes in a calls me out because she can see my head over the stall. Good thing it doesn't stink in here or my cover would be completely blown. Can't a girl just urinate in peace?!

12:00 p.m. Head to the cafeteria for lunch. Man approaches me and cannot believe that a girl of my height would ever think to wear high heels to be even TALLER! To which I reply "I do it to intimidate insecure men like yourself." Zing.

1:30 p.m. Have to run down and mail a package. No joke a man approaches me and thinks it's a good idea to refer to me as an "Amazon." Newsflash- joking or not, this phrase is NEVER funny. I give the awkward courtesy laugh and walk away. Next goal- work on better comebacks.

3:00 p.m. Waiting for everyone to show up for our afternoon meeting. I refer to the high heels comment from earlier in the day to make small talk to which a co-worker responds with, "It must be really hard to find a boyfriend being so tall." Actually no, it's not. Thank you very much.

4:30 p.m. Stop by the bridal shop to get fitted for a bridesmaid dress. Big surprise. I have to order extra length. It's not enough that I have to pay $200 for a dress I'll never wear again, but let's punish me for my uncontrollable long legs and charge me an extra 50 bucks. Awesome.

5:00 p.m. Head to the grocery store to get some stuff for dinner. Woman asks me to reach something for her off the top shelf. I reach it with no problem.

5:30 p.m. Stop at Wal-Mart on my way home and overhear two people commenting on how tall I am. Ok, let's clear something up here: TALL DOES NOT EQUAL DEAF.

6:00 p.m. Forget cooking tonight. I need some retail therapy. Head to the mall to shop for jeans. WHAT was I thinking? All the longs aren't long enough so I have to head to The Buckle where all the tall pants are at least $100. Looks like Meg is wearing shorts the rest of the week.

7:30 p.m. Head to the college to play some basketball. The one place where the taller you are the better. This is just what I needed to help remind me that Tall is AWESOME.

9:00 p.m. It's raining. I'm the first to know. Obviously.

10:30 p.m. Talk to my tall boyfriend on my tall girl cell phone and put on my tall girl pajamas after brushing my tall girl teeth and cuddling up in my tall girl bed. Goodnight!


becca. said...

loved this post. i thought people were just obnoxious and rude when it came to making comments toward short people, but obviously tall people get quite the beating too! maybe people are just obnoxious and rude altogether?

Anonymous said...

Is it strange that I also wear "tall girl pajamas"? If yes, then nevermind.

Christina Ferrero said...

I am a short girl. What is with all these average people thinking that it is OKAY to make height jokes that make us feel like freaks? It's rude!

Being a short girl, I feel like I get overlooked (sometimes quite literally) and it's annoying. I'd love to be tall, so rock those 4-inch heels for me girl!

seekingpastor said...

Good post. I'm not a tall girl, but I am a tall guy (6'7''). I get some of this type of thing, but I'm sure you get much more. It was worse during high school, answering the "how tall are you" question over and over. Now people usually just look up at me with big eyes and hope I don't fall on them.


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