I’m not the shortest person ever, but I am indeed a few inches under average height. 5’3″, actually.
And while I often hear people complaining about their small stature – “UGH, I’m so short!” I actually kind of like it. Except for when I’m at a concert or a show. Tall people, please slump down in your seat a little more. Kthanks. Anyway, here are all the reasons I like it:
I like being close to the ground. I’m actually kind of afraid of heights. Even if I stand on a chair I start to panic after a few minutes. Climbing a ladder is like the worst thing ever. Can I get down now? This is part of the reason why I can’t walk in heels.
I get to be lazy. I can’t reach it; you get it. Of course, this can be problematic if no one else is around, but then you just get a work out before dinner. When I went to KSU, I lived in an apartment with three other short girls, and we didn’t use the two top shelves in any of our kitchen cabinets.
Small feet. Kinda. I’m a size 7. One of the most average shoe sizes My SIL’s feet are so small that she can even shop in the kids’ section.
No one will expect me to be good at basketball. Which is really good, because I cannot catch a ball that is flying at my head. I blame my brother, who used to aim for my face when I was little.
Most dudes are taller than me. Which is awesome when you’re in the dating world, just because a lot of women don’t like to date men shorter than them. But in general, I just like to be surrounded by people taller than me. I feel safe and secure.
Pants are never too short. Now, my pants might drag on the ground, but if I really cared, I could get them hemmed.
People look down on me. You might think that’s a bad thing, but it means that people are constantly looking at me from a MySpace-esque angle. And we all know that’s more flattering. Right?
All the leg room. Flying’s not painful for my legs, because I’ve got plenty of room. That doesn’t mean it isn’t super annoying when the person in front of me leans their seat back as far as they can, though. Rude.
I’m less likely to bump my head. Don’t count on it, though, because I’m super clumsy.
I’m better at limbo. I mean, I’m better than like a 6 foot tall person.
So, my legs may not “go on for days”, it may be more obvious when I gain a few pounds, and capri pants won’t ever work for me. But I like being short, and if it’s cool with you, I think I’ll stay down here.
Are you short? Tall? Would you change it if you could?