Top Ten Most Annoying Things About Being Short

The Top Ten
1 People think you're younger than you actually are.

No one takes me seriously at all! I'm 19, 5'3 tall, amd underweight. For some reason, people think I'm either 12 or 14 years old. The struggle is real! Even kids don't take me seriously! Hopefully this will come in handy when I'm older.

Also, sometimes because of this, people can underestimate your abilities.

But this becomes an advantage when you're becoming older, believe me!

I'm the opposite. People mistake me for a 13 or 14 year old sometimes.

2 People don't take you seriously when you're angry.

It is quite infuriating when people laugh at you when you're actually trying to get a point across. Then you ask them why they're laughing and they say, "I can't take you seriously because you're so short! "

Oh my god yes! I'll get mad and they won't take me seriously so it's a giant snowball- I get mad, they laugh. I get more mad, they laugh harder. And so on

This is annoying. I'm not even that short! I'm 5'3 and 14 years old, but for some reason, I'm short.

I'd want to see tall people experience the same thing!

3 People use you as an armrest.

I wouldn't be able to tell you how many times people have done this to me!

To be fair, it's not like Ian minds. At all, actually.

If you do this, then just stop. Please.

4 You can't reach things.

Sometimes I have to climb on my counter to reach things on higher shelves in the cupboards.

That's why I usually climb up the shelves at the store.

5 People say you're adorable.

I actually don't mind when someone calls me adorable. I like it.

I wish people called me adorable.

6 People make fun of your height.

Sometimes I use to feel very insecure about my height.

A guy called me midget for 2 years.

7 People think that you're "feisty" when you get mad.

Haha on the rare occasions I lose my temper, my brother and dad say I look like a purple jelly bean and that make it worse!


You're so cute when you get feisty!

Proceed to rip off my ears. I dare you.

Also, Spencer, you're like, 5' 7".

"Though she be but little, she is fierce! "

8 It's harder to run as fast or jump as high as other people.

I know this kid, Adam, and god you should see him run! One time I was bringing my backpack to class and I hit him with my elbow just by walking! He stared at me like =n= and I was cracking up. If you were there...

But if it's on a horse ( professional horse-riding on the tracks ) it's an advantage to be short and light.

The best professional dancers, Iceskate dancers and gymnastics are short people because they must be light.

I can barely pull myself through my bedroom window.

9 It's harder to find nice clothes that fit you.

I usually just buy regular inseam jeans and then get them tailored to a 26 inch inseam later because they don't really seem to make clothing for people who are only 5 feet tall. At least I'm not tall, because you can't add extra fabric.

This is a problem for tall people as well. There just isn't enough good clothing of sizes which people wrongfully consider unnatural out there!

10 Sometimes you have to look straight up when talking to people.

But I, as a quite tall person (well, I'm probably only tall compared to my classmates), have to look straight down...

And sometimes I have to look straight down! Or bend down to fit in things!

Not as bad as looking down...

The Contenders
11 You are picked last while dividing teams in a sports event.

Never had that problem ( but I guess some people are picked up last ). As a matter a fact I'm really good at sports because I compensate my shortness with a whole lot of anger and energy and a great willpower to win and beat the others. So, even if I'm picked last it doesn't bother me. They will see the results and be surprised afterwards.

This happens to me, but not because I'm short, because I'm the least athletic person in the world

12 People beat you up.

Most of the time a tall person will pick up a short person to beat him / her up because they think for sure to win and not to be hurt themselves. So, I agree that learning to defend yourself with martial arts is a good thing. Martial arts learns you how to make of your shortness an advantage. It also helps you to give you confidence.

The average height for Asian people is 5 foot. Learn like them kung fu!

13 Shoe sizes can be hard to find.

So true, and when I find the shoes with the right sizes it's always one of this model of shoes I don't want or like. I can find shoes that I like who are fitting of course but it takes some time ( sometimes even a month ).

My shoe size is 5 and so many brands don't carry anything below size 6. It's really frustrating. On the bright side, I can fit kids shoes, so I pay way less for the same exact shoes, just from the kids section.

For some reason, a women's size 6 shoe is somewhat hard to find.

14 When you're at a concert, you can't see the stage.
15 Everyone in your friend group calls you mini
16 People think you're weak
17 You get cold easier
18 Having to move in awkward positions to see through tall people in front of you

I hate it when tall people sit in front of me and every time they move I have to completely change my neck position to see what's in front of them!

19 Keeping up with the pace of tall people while walking and talking
20 If you want to act, your roles are more limited
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