If I had a dime for every comment or question I got related to my height, I'd be a rich little woman. If you're short too, you know exactly what I'm talking about. You get asked the same questions over and over or hear the same comment day after day.
This isn't anything new and it's certainly not going to stop! Here are some of my favorite questions/comments I get on the daily....
"Can you reach the gas pedals in your car?"
Uh, yes I did just drive here, didn't I?
"Oh my gosh, you're so tiny!!!"
This is literally one of my favorites. Like I talked about last week in my post about the picture, what am I even supposed to say back to that!? Yes I do know that I'm short.....like duhh!! It reminds me of that scene in Hairspray when Tracy tells Seaweed that she wishes every day was Negro Day, and he says "In our house, it is!". I'm short every every day of my life, nothing out of the ordinary for me!
"Aww, you're so cute!"
Thanks, I'm not a small child, I'm not 5, but thanks. Hey, I'd rather be cute than ugly I guess!
"Can I pick you up?"
Yeah this one was more popular when I was younger. But now that I'm older if I hear it I'm just like uhhhhh...okay. Like I get it, it's fun. But seriously? Find an actual toddler to pick up and throw around.
"Oh, do you need me to grab that for you?"
I love getting this at the grocery store. I'm always like "No. I can climb up the shelves and get it myself, thanks." *Insert awkward stare afterwards*
"Do you shop at Baby Gap/The Kids Section?
......Do I look like I shop at the Baby Gap? Ugh.
"Whoops, didn't see you there!"
Yeah, actually you did. Funny though.
"I could just put you in my bag/pocket and take you anywhere!"
Okay, you better have snacks in your bag if I'm riding around in it all day! I like Doritos and chocolate, please and thank you!
And last but certainly not the least annoying.....
"So are you legally a midget?"
Ohhhhh myyyy goddddddddd. Just because someone is short doesn't mean they're a dwarf. There's no legal papers for anyone that say "hey I'm legally short!". And if you can't figure that out by looking at me, you have the problem, not me. According to the Little People of America group (yes this is real), a dwarf is defined as an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches or under, as a result of a medical or genetic condition. The ones that ask this question, are normally the most ignorant idiots.
These are just a few of my favorites! If your short like me I'm sure you totally understand the struggle. It can get annoying day after day but hey, it's all part of the territory. You gotta learn to laugh about it!
What are some of the comments/questions that you guys get? I'd love to know! Let me know by clicking the "comments" button at the top of this post! And feel free to share this with all of your friends!
Stay tuned for a new post next Monday. Thanks for reading peeps!