Top Ten Disadvantages of Being Tall

I am pretty tall myself, and sometimes it's good, but there are distinct drawbacks. Read on.
The Top Ten
1 Hitting Your Head On Things

I have a distinct crater on my forehead that was done by a sign I walked into. And one time I was about to catch a bus when I got clocked by the bus' wing mirror, that people of normal height were not in danger from, but it hit my face square on. Ouch.

I've lost count of the times I almost cracked my head open by accidentally hitting it on things, particularly shelves.

This is true, I'm 6'7 at 14 and a freshman in high school and I hit my head on some doors, I deal with this every single day.

2 The Everyday World Being Out of Proportion

I have been the tallest in my grade from 2nd-7th grade, then the tallest gir since 2nd grade standing at 6foot 1inch almost 2 inches tall, I seem to intimidate everyone... oh and its really fun with school desks beacause my legs are so long and thchair are tiny as well...

Having to bunch my legs to fit them between seats and under short tables, accidentally kicking people sitting next to me, hitting my head on low hanging branches; it's quite annoying sometimes.

3 Hard to Fit In Small Cars

Yes, I do have this problem. It's because my legs are out of proportion to the rest of my body.

4 Back Pain

You may think back pain is bad for anyone, but if you're tall, it's more common, there's more of it at one time, there's more spread, and it's harder to deal with.

Tables and desks as well as sinks are too low for me and people shorter than say its just right for them but not for me..

I have constant back and neck pain, my desk at work is too low (which also doesn't help because my legs can't fit under it) but my boss insists I mustn't complain

5 The Pain of Picking Things Up

A shorter person need only put an arm down to pick something up. A taller person has to either squat stupidly or fold their spine like you're bending an iron bar to pick something up. It's why I rarely wear laces.

I have to squat down too or bend my knees. It's really annoying.

6 The Problem with Beds

My bed is the longest from head to foot that my family could find. And I still have to bunch up my legs or lie diagonally to fit comfortably. I think the manufacturers need to consider making them longer. It would do tall people, particularly tall insomniacs like me, a massive favour.

I don't actually have back pain but people assume I do because I slouch to be closer to my friends hights.

7 Clothes Made Too Small

This is my ABSOLUTE most frequate thing that happens to me. Of course they make tall mens clothes in stores, but rarely every women or juniors, which is stupid in my opinion. Then as a tall teen I get to buy like $65 and up for pants that are long enough or just live with it and not pay that amount. Or have to go on a scavager hike to find a dress that doesn't even cover my butt...*eyeroll* Like even maxi dresses aren't long enough for me so it just looks strange on a thin 6ft 1 1/2 inch girl close to 6ft 2inch...So from sleaves to pants to skirt and dresses everything is too short/small on me...but I've been living with it since I was like 6 ish years old.

8 Small Rooms

I had a small bedroom when I was very young. It was fine as a toddler, but as I became taller, it became more cramped. That had to change by the time I was 5'8", four and a half years ago. I'm now 6'4".

Yeah I'm 6'6 and my ceiling is 6'5 and let's just say the bed barley fits in. My room let's just say it's a hard knock life

9 People Think You'll Be Good at Sports

I know! People are like "You would be good at basketball." or "You should do ballet."
I am about as graceful as a puppy going through a growth spurt. I have really long legs and I grew 7 inches in six months it's terrible. I was running one day and I got my legs tangled up and fell over, then people yelled, "Timber! " It was humiliating.

If shorter people win a fight against you they rub it in your face like a trophe or a big accomplishment. But if you win, oh "whatever they're bigger" Like what? We just have more body than you? I'm tall, you're fat, we're all big in our own ways...

Also I hate how bullies are always portraied as big dudes pickin' on smaller guys... its becoming a tall people discrimonating stereotype...

10 Having Bad Posture

SO RELATABLE, At school we have low ass tables (aka "average height") and when we have to do a paper to do, I have to hunchback to avoid straining my eyes looking down.

My posture is horrible. I always slouch

The Contenders
11 Being Told That You Are Tall

People come up to me and say. I feel like a midget when in fact they are not. I also do not like people calling me Slenderman for being so tall. And the worst one is 'your so tall'. Like do they think that I have not noticed?

I'm a 14 y/o girl that is 5'11" and everyone always tells me how tall I am, and I'm getting so sick of it.

Tall people make fun of short people all the time!

12 Can't Find a Shoe Size That Fits

Cannot find a woman shoes in a normal shoes shop. I must go to some extra-size shoes shops to buy one.

"I'm scared if I grow up a little more bit longer...I might not get my shoe size! "

Women with big foot look very ugly like a man!

13 Shorter Life Span

This applies to Robert Wadlow and other giants who passed at young age. Think about Christopher Lee, he was 196 cm. He lived for 93 years.

I'm am taller than most people in my grade...

Oh great..

That is scary and also reminds me of Robert Waldo.

14 Makes You Look Older

I hate this. When I was 10 years old, I was 5'5", and I weighed over 100 pounds, I was the tallest in my grade, and all my friends were shorter than me. My family and friends always said I looked like I was 13-14 years old.. And I constantly had to remind them I was still IN FOURTH GRADE.

Usually it only makes you older because most 12-13 year old kids who are taller can thank their height to earlier adolescence which also makes their face more adult-like.

Super super true! I'm only 14 but people see me at 17 and older... then I get hit on ALL the time then I tell them my age and they don't believe me.

15 Increased Risk of Cancer
16 Knee Problems
17 Cannot Share an Umbrella With Someone During Rain
18 Small Furniture

I hate the fact that most chairs and couches support your back if you're short or medium height, but if you're tall, the point at the top hacks at your neck, or if you're lucky, your spine. To avoid this, you either have to lean forward and cramp your back, lie down on the couch that is not as wide as you are tall, or buy an large but hideously expensive couch or chair. We eventually had to do the last one.

19 Being Asked to Reach for Everything

I do this all the time! I grab the arm of the nearest tall person, say "You'll do" and have reach high shelves for me. They've always happily obliged.

I get this a lot. It can be annoying after some time. Particularly if the second tallest person in the room can get it.

@PositionWildhawk you can also be a jerk and put kids things on high shelves. Just don't do it to my skateboard.

20 Everyone Assumes It's Great

Honestly, being not able to fit in basically anything, have higher risk of getting cancer, and having a smaller life expectancy, is mot great at all...

Its true, anybody who is average or small don't know how being tall feels like.

21 Not Enough Food in a Typical Serving

I'm taller than my mom, aunts, and grandma and I eat more food than them but my mom always complains that I am/will get fat if I eat too much.

Yeah, I wish I could be smaller so I don't take up most of my families budget on food

22 Your Entire Friend Group Being Way Smaller

I mean I can relate. I'm only 12 soon to grow more and I'm 5'8, 100% not the average height for a 12 year old. Anyway, most of my friends have to look up a little bit cause I'm so tall.

23 People Behind You in Movie Theatres Demanding that You Get Out of the Way

"When I go to the movie theaters, people either ask politely to get out of the way... or demand I get out of the way in a very rude manner. So I'm constantly moving in the theater and it's a real pain! "

24 Blankets Are Too Short

It's difficult to eat foods sitting at a table.

25 Easily Picked in Fights

More often tall ones ars thought to be tough and bully.They are judged by appearance and easily picked in fights.

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