I hate being a tall man in a small world

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I must say that I wish I was a bit shorter. When you are 6'6", you have a tendancy to get noticed. I don't like being stared at, or examined, because it makes me want to yell obscenities... or maybe it's that I just don't like the puzzled look I detect in so many people's faces when they're studying me. I despise being asked if I play basketball, and I hate the subconscious assumption that if you are tall, you are naturally superior in EVERY physical aspect, and if you fall short of this you're a freak of nature, or even more of a freak of nature than being extra tall makes you. People expect you to either be a greek olympian or an all-powerful ox. I hate dealing with short people who have Napoleon complexes and feel the need to prove something when dealing with me. I can only argue so long before I feel like breaking a bottle over their head. I hate getting kicked in the head constantly by crowd surfers at concerts, and banging my head when getting into buses or going through doorways. I have so few brain cells as it is! I hate never knowing if a girl is looking at me because she thinks I'm cute, or because she thinks I'm tall, menacing, and disturbing-looking... and god help me, I've met a lot of women who argue both sides of that one! I'm confused by the fact that I can never find a girl my height, and the ones closest in height don't seem interested in a taller guy... but I have no trouble attracting girls in the 4'11" to 5'4" range. I hate that I have big feet holding up my big body, and they don't even fit properly on 99% of the stairs that exist in this world, so I have to use my tippy toes, and pray I don't land on my ass when climbing stairs drunk. I hate that all my clothing seems too small, even though I bought the largest size shirts or pant lengths, and I don't even use a dryer anymore for my clothes I just air dry it after washing it in cold water and it still looks TOO FUCKING SMALL... my sleeves go up to my elbows, my pants crawl up my ankles when I sit.... it's like a horrible joke. And sorry, I'm not rich enough to get new clothes every three weeks. I go to big and tall stores and most of the shit makes me look like I'm a forty year old man with a 15 year old's head... I admire people with medium size bodies who can go to a thrift store and find shit that fits them fine, and god forbid, might even be a bit BIG on them! I hate that I feel like a giant when I try and sit in airplane seats, or college desks, or the backseat of cars. This world was not designed for me, and I'm not rich enough to spend money trying to redesign it for myself.

Wow, I feel better. Hate is such a strong word, and I try not to use it, but this one's been building a while. I know, it could be worse. I could be six foot SEVEN.

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Saturday, 12 April 2003 05:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i thought i was a short person in a tall persons world.

di smith (lucylurex), Saturday, 12 April 2003 05:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Maybe it's just an average person's world so we're both screwed.

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Saturday, 12 April 2003 17:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i'm average in almost every regard - especially physically (except for my exceptionally long and thick eyelashes) - and i don't particularly enjoy living...

Clare (not entirely unhappy), Sunday, 13 April 2003 00:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry Clare. Maybe you should try shampooing with Tres Emme.

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Sunday, 13 April 2003 01:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

maybe i should try that...but right now i'm eating a particularly good bean sprout, tomato, chutney and cheese sandwich, which is making everything quite quite good...

Clare (not entirely unhappy), Sunday, 13 April 2003 02:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That sounds quite healthy. I could go for something like that if it was surved in pita bread, with a skim of mayo...

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Sunday, 13 April 2003 04:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I am 5'2''. I am short person in a n average person's world... but I like being short cause then everyone likes to protect me... I get picked up and carried a lot and it's actually quite fun... maybe some people might find it a bit degrading...but I love it. My friend it 6'5'' and he's from Chile. He pickes me up as you would a small child and holds me on his hip. It's quite fun! As for the sandwiches, give me avocado and sprouts anyday man!

Lola Falana, Sunday, 13 April 2003 17:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i'm 5'3", and i like being short, except that they put all the cheap Haagen beer on the top shelf in the supermarket and its really hard to reach.

di smith (lucylurex), Sunday, 13 April 2003 23:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like tall men. Where are you, Dan?
;^}

(I'm 5'7", and for some reason most of the guys I meet are barely that tall, if not shorter.)

j.lu (j.lu), Monday, 14 April 2003 03:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Umm... I'm guessing about at least a thousand miles away from you, because that's how it usually goes.

All the guys are 5'7" or shorter? Damn, i guess they grow 'em big where I'm at...

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Monday, 14 April 2003 03:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
maybe you should bind your whole body.

mr.monkey, Friday, 13 June 2003 19:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
it sucks being shorter than all your flatmates cos they have this radio in the kicthen that i have to stand on a chair to turn off.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Thursday, 13 November 2003 11:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

On Queer Eye last night they made over this tall guy, and when they pranced in at the beginning they looked like funny elves next to him!

Elisabeth (Elisabeth), Thursday, 13 November 2003 11:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

WOW THESE POSTS HAVE ALL BEEN NEAR THE 13TH :O OMFG! THE SPIRITS AREA AT WORK AND WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!

jonathan gittins (nevermind^), Thursday, 13 November 2003 16:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm taller than Andrew! For real.

3inty, Friday, 14 November 2003 11:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

By like 1/2 an inch. Be sure and carve THAT on yr gravestone.

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Friday, 14 November 2003 11:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Actually that would be a really funny epitaph, aren't you buried in the Waikato somehwere?

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Saturday, 15 November 2003 00:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Don't sound so excited, I'm taller than Andrew too. By like 3 inches, so there.

Livvie (Livvie), Saturday, 15 November 2003 02:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah but you're freakishly elongated, so that doesn't count.

Minty (Minty), Saturday, 15 November 2003 04:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Carving "I'm taller than Andrew" on my gravestone might be taking it a bit far, Roo. Having said that, I'm definitely printing myself a certificate for my wall.

Minty (Minty), Sunday, 16 November 2003 12:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Why do girls hate tall men with large cocks?

The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Friday, 21 November 2003 02:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That's the first time I've heard that

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Friday, 21 November 2003 02:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

uh, yeah,where did you get that idea??

I like to kiss/hug/etc people who are around the same height as me

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Friday, 21 November 2003 02:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm too tall to hug anyone comfortably, I always get a shoulder in my tits or something equally painful. It's a bit depressing.

Livvie (Livvie), Friday, 21 November 2003 03:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

how tall are you?

the surface noise (electricsound), Friday, 21 November 2003 04:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

("She" actually plays guitar in Sonic Youth, Jim)

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Friday, 21 November 2003 04:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

kim gordon's not very tall

the surface noise (electricsound), Friday, 21 November 2003 04:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Maybe I'm thinking of Nashville Pussy

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Friday, 21 November 2003 04:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

aren't we all

the surface noise (electricsound), Friday, 21 November 2003 05:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

been feelin this way all week actually

Blimey G. Blamegarten (unregistered), Friday, 20 February 2009 09:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

i hate tall men with large cocks

я рилли (harbl), Friday, 20 February 2009 12:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

tiny cooch?

tall man admin, Saturday, 21 February 2009 05:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh please. Tall men are great.

Too Into Dancing to Argue (ENBB), Saturday, 21 February 2009 05:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Why do girls hate tall men with large cocks?

― The Man they call Dan (The Man they call Dan), Thursday, November 20, 2003 9:05 PM (5 years ago)

thanx

я рилли (harbl), Saturday, 21 February 2009 13:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

i love tall men with large clocks.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Saturday, 21 February 2009 16:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have an oversized watch would that plz u??

tall man admin, Saturday, 21 February 2009 16:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

does it have a calculator?

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Saturday, 21 February 2009 16:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

i love tall men with large glocks

я рилли (harbl), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

i don't like guns.

tall man admin, can you answer my question? i could be interested, but there is nothing i hate more than a nice, good looking clock that is calculating. it makes me very anxious.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

a tall man who knows his way around the keys is something to be intrigued by for sure.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

tall men in large smocks
http://restaurantuniforms.com/1smock.jpg

я рилли (harbl), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

don't you think that's a bit feminine? ew.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

i like guns i think they are cool

я рилли (harbl), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

User has been successfully banned for 6 days.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'll take it back, but after time out. guns are not ok.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

unless you meant big guns, as in the song of ilx poster cutty's former band h0ly h4il.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

but back to tall men with large clocks. mmmm.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

hi

ciderpress, Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

i was just wondering which small world you lived in

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

hoisin beef with water chestnuts and green onions and mixed veggies is one of the most awesome things to stir/fry in my small world of New England, imo, afaik

blimey (unregistered), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

my brother lives in new england. do you know him? he is very tall.

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

i don't really like new england iirc

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

i like woks though, i need one

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

also do you wear one of those smocks when you cook like that tall guy with a blue smock is wearing

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Is he over 6 feet tall and male? I probably know him. I hope he likes New England, even if you don't.

blimey (unregistered), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nah, I never wear a smock, and I sometimes get curry stains on my sweatshirts when I cook. I need a smock.

blimey (unregistered), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have a wok but i always forget to use it and use a differnt pan instead. d'oh!

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

(sometimes = once a couple weeks ago. it sucked)

blimey (unregistered), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

he is like 6.5 feet tall and male. i don't know how he feels about new england. he hasn't lived many places, he's in college. he doesn't know how to use a wok either :(

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

sucks about the curry stains man

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

tru

If you learn how to use a wok in college, it ruins the experience of ordering cheap takeout thai food all the time. I wouldn't recommend it.

blimey (unregistered), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

fortunately i am not in college and takeout thai here is expensive and mediocre so i never order it.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

aww, my condolences (abt the food part, not the not-in-college part)

blimey (unregistered), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

i am truely sorry for your lots

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

thankig u.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

have you guys ever gotten delivery from a tall man with a big box?

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

follow up: if yes, how did you feel about it?
alternate follow up: if no, would you like to?

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

i would like that a lot, yes

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

what do you imagine would be in the box? if you could have your wish.

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

probably like a box of love or just air, he's probably using the box as a pretext to come see me right?

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

what if he was just the delivery guy, though?

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

a box of money

я рилли (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

excellent choice!

class act, thanks bro (tehresa), Sunday, 22 February 2009 21:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

http://i.imgur.com/o6m3qq3.jpg

, Sunday, 29 March 2015 20:43 (three years ago) Permalink

I feel ever so slightly miffed when I meet a lady taller than I.

I feel small for feeling this way.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 29 March 2015 20:55 (three years ago) Permalink

so do i. like it's my only special physical quality so if it's taken away it's like

computer champion (harbl), Sunday, 29 March 2015 21:56 (three years ago) Permalink

ha my tall man friend is totally like that! he gets v grumpy when there's someone taller in the vicinity.

just sayin, Sunday, 29 March 2015 21:58 (three years ago) Permalink

high five to harbl and tall man friend

*but not TOO high five*

(mine must be HIGHER)

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 29 March 2015 21:59 (three years ago) Permalink

I've met both of you quinces and harbl but I won't opine on who is taller ;-)

, Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:01 (three years ago) Permalink

q is taller iirc

computer champion (harbl), Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:02 (three years ago) Permalink

though the other day a man who is the same height as me asked if i was 6'1" lol

computer champion (harbl), Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:03 (three years ago) Permalink

I've shrunk. Degenerative disk. Clocking in just over 5'10'' these days, when I could once claim a solid 5'11''

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:05 (three years ago) Permalink

I also feel shorter in general because I used to wear heels a lot at lolcorporatewhore job, now I'm a social worker and basically wear nun shoes.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:06 (three years ago) Permalink

The worst thing about being tall is having to take a shower in a hotel. They are all designed for people that are 5' 8".

calstars, Monday, 30 March 2015 00:33 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm 6'8" and wouldn't mind having some of those cards

ciderpress, Monday, 30 March 2015 00:41 (three years ago) Permalink

I have a friend who's like 6'9" (very skinny type so he looks even taller) and we've had some conversations about that. for a long while he had many complexes and didn't feel comfortable with himself.
but at some point, around his 30s, he got OK with it and even began to have a kind of superiority complex on some aspects.
I remember feeling bad for him many times because the one thing everybody would talk about with him at parties, dinners etc was his height... must be so annoying...
On the other hand, sometimes I think it must be so great to be much taller than most people. when you're standing in a crowded metro, for instance, and you're fine and able to breath above !
still, as a much shorter person, sometimes I wonder how people who are taller or bigger manage with planes seats etc. I find them so small and uncomfortable even for my size...

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 30 March 2015 11:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Was visiting my parents this weekend and realized that the sink in their bathroom is actually set into the wall below my crotch.

In my own house, all of the bathroom mirrors are set up for my wife and son to see themselves, but I have to hunch over to catch a glimpse.

how's life, Monday, 30 March 2015 11:22 (three years ago) Permalink

I feel ever so slightly miffed when I meet a lady taller than I.

I feel small for feeling this way.

― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, March 29, 2015 4:55 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

so do i. like it's my only special physical quality so if it's taken away it's like

― computer champion (harbl), Sunday, March 29, 2015 5:56 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Me too! And I hate that I feel that way but I'm used to being the tall one. It's not even miffed so much as surprised and OK a little miffed. My best friend is almost 5'11" and I feel like a shrimp around her. It's weird with heels because I pretty much always wear flats and if I do have a heel on people always say something. I'd wear heels more often but they hurt my feet!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 30 March 2015 12:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Once while at my last job I met a man who I'd been working with over email for some time. He sought me out to introduce himself and the first thing he said to me was, "You're tall!" It was so strange because I am sort of but I'm not THAT tall. That said, he was pretty short.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 30 March 2015 12:04 (three years ago) Permalink

i was talking to one of my jailed clients sitting down and when i got up to leave he said, "you're tall?" in like a surprised way that was cute

computer champion (harbl), Monday, 30 March 2015 23:15 (three years ago) Permalink

How about being taller than the privacy dividers in the restroom stalls? Head all poking above the partition like a goddamn gopher when you stand up.

louie louie whoa baby imago (how's life), Thursday, 9 April 2015 12:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Apparently on dating sites it pays to state that you're tall

calstars, Thursday, 9 April 2015 12:30 (three years ago) Permalink

xpost - I'm not tall enough so that happens in regular sized stalls but one time years ago my friend and I did a bunch of bong hits and wound up in a bathroom that had been designed for kids only we didn't realize that at first and thought it was a bathroom of little people or elves and were in there for like 20 minutes talking over the stalls and kneeling to wash our hands while dying laughing and talking in what we decided elves voices sounded like.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:45 (three years ago) Permalink

In my own house, all of the bathroom mirrors are set up for my wife and son to see themselves, but I have to hunch over to catch a glimpse.

― how's life, Monday, March 30, 2015 7:22 AM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

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fish or click bait (how's life), Monday, 20 April 2015 09:31 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

these are amazing

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 1 November 2015 19:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Short lady in Wake Med ICU lobby (where I’m visiting a friend who had a heart attack): “Excuse me, sir. Can I stand beside you for a minute?”
“Yes ma'am.”

Lady’s family all laughs.

Lady: “How tall are you?”

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 1 November 2015 19:37 (three years ago) Permalink

that guy sure is tall

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 1 November 2015 20:50 (three years ago) Permalink


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