Top Ten Ways to Annoy Short People

This list was my collaboration with CityGuru, who deserves as much credit as I do.

The Top Ten

1 Get down on your knees and look at them eye-to-eye

I did this to someone I knew who was 5'0". And I'm 6'4". He wasn't, how shall I put it, happy. - PositronWildhawk

I'm 5'0 laugh out loud It wouldn't bother me I would laugh you you should have told him it is not his fault your short.

I would punch someone... if I could reach... - gemcloben

But you're directly eye-to-eye with their crotches. You can hit their weak points pretty easily. - PositronWildhawk

I had a classmate in first grade who really disliked me and called me names. I should do this when I see him, because I'm two feet taller than him, at the very least. - DogsUnleashed


2 Buy them things (chairs, tables, etc.) which are designed for kids

I couldn't help having a little giggle. No offense shorter people. - funnyuser

My dad still gets me kids clothes and they fit! Thanks for reminding me dad - happyhappyjoyjoy

I am very proud. My first collaboration with PositronWildhawk. - CityGuru

Elric would be VERY dissatisfied with this list. - TheDarkOne_221b

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3 Say "How's the weather at that altitude?"

I think this would be funnier to say to a tall person. - PianoQueen

I would punch you in the face if you said that (if I could reach) - PizzaGuy

No say this "How's the weather down there? "

I agree with pianoqueen

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4 Say "Can you reach that for me?"

My 6 year old neighbor asked me to hang up something about 8 Ft up, and he's like 3ft and I'm 5'1 or 5'0😐 - kaitlynrad11

5 Dangle something above them if they ask you for something

I remember when I was 4 years old and someone who was something like 5 years older did it to me. He may still be taller than me today, but it's unlikely, and I would certainly love to do the same thing again. - PositronWildhawk

A boy did that to me and it was funny I was like laugh out loud now that is what I call funny.

There is a home video of me as a toddler where my mom was dangling a piece of lo men noodle above me at a restaurant in Philadelphia's Chinatown.


Some white kid tried being racist and dangled a chicken nugget over me during kindergarten. - AlphaQ

6 Offer them piggyback rides

That'll be fun. The good thing about weighing 83 lb is that no one struggle when they give me a piggyback ride. - AlphaQ

This is not annoying - B0S5J4M3S

7 Say "Come here," and when they are halfway there, say "Are you tired yet?"

I'm quite short, and I am quite fast. Well, I used to be (I still am. Just not as fast as I used to be.) My endurance was much better than it is now. I need exercise. - LordDovahkiin

Well I am pretty fast and energetic so I won't feel tired. - AlphaQ

Ha ha ha! Too funny! LOL! Man, City guru's underrated! - Animefan12

This is the best one here. Haha! And didn't knew that collaborations are done at TheTopTens. This is the first time I'm seeing one. I wish I could try one too!
Great list Positron and CG! - Kiteretsunu

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8 If they go to sit down ask if they need a booster seat

This is disgusting

9 Crane your neck down at them like a flamingo
10 Put your arm on them like an armrest

How about just treat them like a normal person cause that's exactly what we are. That's right we. I am a dwarf who is losing all faith in one day living an average life without multiple people treating me like I'm a piece of furniture (armrest) or that I am any less than them because I stand two feet shorter than the average person. Get a clue people, and sure you may say "it's just a joke" but just think about how many times this happens to us on a daily basis. MY LIFE IS NOT A JOKE FOR YOU. Learn some respect.

Everyone is taller then me and I hate it when people do this. - letdot52

I agree, this pisses me off when people do it to me. Please, don't do this to us short people. It starts hurting with you boney armed people.

My dad does that to me - B0S5J4M3S

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The Contenders

11 When you are talking to them, glance around as if you cannot see them, like they are too small to be seen

And that's the point in time when shorty decides to kick you in the shins. - PositronWildhawk

Poisitron, I would kick them in the balls - LordDovahkiin

12 Call them an "Over-sized mouse"

How bout a rat?

This one is hilarious! Must be higher in this list. - Animefan12

This is annoying. People can't get it through their heads that we are over-sized HUMANOID mice, not basic over-sized mice. Gawd. (Note obvious sarcasm)

I'm short but this is one cool lost. - AlphaQ

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13 Call them short


Halol got mei n teers

14 Pick them up and say, "Now can you touch the top of that dime?"

Some tall guy he can lift twice his own weight he weighs 265 pounds did this to my dad I laugh so hard he told my dad sorry to embarrass you in front of your kid little buddy I told my mom she couldn't stop laughing I felt bad for my dad kinda or should I call him little buddy I told my friends they were like your dad is weak but I know my dad isn't weak though but it is to funny when I seen the guy lifting my dad like a weight and calling him little buddy laugh out loud thumbs up if a random guy has ever picked up your dad.

This tall boy picked me up and said can you see little buddy and he tickled me I laughed so hard laugh out loud I love when tall people joke with me their just fun but yeah he gives me piggy back rides all the time which is fun.

I'm the one that posted those other to comments on this item and I was just joking those things didn't really happen. Me and my dad are tall enough to do that to both of those little guys but we are nice so we wouldn't do that.

If anyone picks me up imma bite a bitch

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15 Put an elf hat on them

Call them santa's little helper

16 Ask them to get something on a high shelf

This really annoys me. Like, do you really expect me to reveal my secret identity as a tiny ninja just to get you something? No!

I'm gonna do this to my friend..she probably won't get it until I explain it to her..😊 - mpgami

17 Call them each of the 7 dwarfs

I'm Trippy. I'm the dwarf who's always high. Lol. - AlphaQ

18 Call them Fun Sized
19 Say "I can't hear you from all the way down there midget"
20 Say Where did you Go? When they're standing right in front of you
21 Stand next to them

When tall or even average sized people stand next to a short person, it makes the short person feel even shorter.

Huh? I don't get it. Can someone please explain this? - Animefan12

tis great

22 Call Them Lucas
23 Pat them on the head
24 Ask them to wear a nappy
25 Measure them
26 Tell them they eat sponges like dale davies
27 Call them Oli
28 Tip toe over them and bend down, making them bend back

Real cool!

29 Call them a short stack
30 Buy them mushrooms

€œYou’ll be like Mario! ”

31 Tell everyone around them to call them "Shorty"

This is my friend's permanent nickname

32 Give them a fun-sized [insert candy here] and say this suits you perfectly
33 Walk faster next to them using long strides, making them have to walk faster to keep up with you
34 Call them an "over-sized cat" and start saying "meow"
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Top Remixes

1. Get down on your knees and look at them eye-to-eye
2. Buy them things (chairs, tables, etc.) which are designed for kids
3. Say "Can you reach that for me?"


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