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shortat the request of one of my readers who does not like to read long blogs (or maybe just my long blogs), i’ll keep this one “short.”

does anyone ever wish to be short?  you know, like how people usually wish they were taller?  does anyone ever wish to be shorter?  i mean, i bet there are some girls who probably play volleyball or basketball or something that wish they could be a little shorter cause i’ve seen some really tall female volleyball and basketball players and i can’t help but think they must wish they were shorter.  not that there’s anything wrong with a girl being tall or anything, but i think in general girls usually want to be shorter than guys right?  or maybe i’m completely wrong or old-fashioned.

for me, sometimes i wish i was shorter.  here’s some reasons why:

clothes – is it me or are the nicer clothes on the clearance racks sized ‘s’ or ‘xs’?  sometimes i look through the rack and think to myself, gosh, if only i were a couple sizes smaller i could be paying half as much on clothes.  i think it’s just not fair that sometimes being bigger means paying more for the same shirt although i guess they do use more material, but still, it’s not like we can help that.  and i know shoe size doesn’t really correlate to body size or height, but i can’t help but think if i were shorter i would probably wear smaller shoes.  one of my old roommates who was actually pretty tall had really tiny feet and would shop in the kids’ section for shoes.  and they were so much cheaper.  lucky…

more room – sometimes people bet me that i can’t fit in certain spaces 😛  or they laugh when i don’t fit in a smaller car.  cause in my mind, i’m really small and i think i can fit anywhere, but in reality, i cannot.  shorter people can have all the legroom they want pretty much.  they can sit in smaller chairs, or let their feet dangle in higher chairs.  leg room is one thing you don’t really get so much as a taller person.

counter space – i know this one is a bit hit-or-miss, but i find that a lot of times, counters are way too low for me.  i guess that’s better than them being too high, but i just wish i was a little shorter sometimes to actually enjoy the height of most “normal” counters.

for the most part, i’m glad i’m tall.  i just wonder if there’s ever times when people wish they were shorter.  i know i feel really weird when i talk to someone i have to look up to speak to.


Written by enoch

December 15, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Posted in social observation

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  1. hmm, i wish i were taller so i can buy regular clothes… i always have to get “petite” or “short.”

    the grass is always greener on the other side, eh?

    when i have straight hair, i want curly. when i have curly hair, i want straight.

    why can’t we be happy?

    oh well, at least you’re glad you’re tall. i really don’t like being short… cuz i get made fun of.


    December 15, 2008 at 3:14 pm

  2. call me self-assured, but i like my height. not too tall, not too short : ) at least for an asian person. put me next to white people and i am quite short.


    December 15, 2008 at 4:26 pm

  3. When i shop, the clothes are mostly M,L, or XL
    and I’m a small…

    Sometimes i wish i was smaller so i could sit more comfortably,
    but then at the same time, i wish i was about 6’2.


    December 15, 2008 at 6:21 pm

  4. i wish i was shorter. like.. about 3 inches shorter? and maybe.. 2 shoe sizes smaller? also 2 pants sizes smaller?


    December 15, 2008 at 11:28 pm

  5. i wish i was a little bit taller


    December 16, 2008 at 2:24 am

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