I’m going to go on a bit of a rant now as I have a pet peeve and want to set the record straight. At the incredibly young and wrinkle free age of 41, at the soaring height of 4”11, (okay 4”10 ¾ but I like to round up) there seems to be the general impression that I am unaware of my height, or my lack thereof. Yup, people actually think I don’t know that I’m short. I am constantly amazed
at the number of people who walk up to me and say things like “Oh My Goodness, you are so little!” or or my personal favorite, ”Holy Moly, I had no idea you were so short!”. You had no idea perhaps because I forgot to invite you to my last physical where they measured my height? Go figure. Next time I will be sure to include you in the Evite.
Luckily, my 41 years of experience has taught me that small can be quite mighty. As a young adult when I used to get mad at my parents because they didn’t have tall genes (no one said I was a logical young adult), my mother would always ask what exactly I considered myself unable to do due to my height. Now, reflecting on my life thus far, I’m happy to say that there isn’t anything I haven’t been able to accomplish. Okay, maybe the NBA won’t be recruiting me anytime soon but if they did, imagine what I could do to the kneecaps of all those players!
Being small, or diminutive as I like to call it, is something that doesn’t define me, its just an attribute that requires me to spend a lot of time at the seamstress shortening pants. It’s something that I have made work for me and ironically, helps me stand out.
Now for our list…(Letterman Drumroll please)
The top 5 reasons I don’t need you to tell me I’m short:
1) I’ve never had to duck down. Ever. Not even in a kids playland as an adult.
2) My feet aren’t always touching the floor depending on what restaurant chair I’m seated on.
3) I have an awesome view of most people’s nostrils.
4) My 9 year old is almost as tall as me.
5) I used to have pedal extensions installed in my previous cars. Thanks GM for building in the pedal extension into my current vehicle!
Is there something obvious that people like to point out that makes you crazy? I would love to hear about it!