Everyone has problems in their lives. However, these problems are slightly bigger (excuse the pun) for people who are shorter than average. There are a lot of short people who are often seen reaching for things placed in high spots. Here are some of the problems that short people have to deal with in their day-to-day lives.
The Mirrors In The House
Short people often have a problem with the mirrors around the house. Things can be easier if you live alone or with other short people but if you are living with taller people, you will only ever see the top of your head in the mirrors around the house.
Getting A Chair
This is hilarious. People who are short often have a hard time conveying that they are angry about something because they often look so cute when they get mad.
Re-Adjusting The Wheel
When short people drive someone else’s car, they always have to adjust the seat and the wheel. Then they become the cause of trouble for tall people when they have to readjust the seat and the wheel of their own car.
Short people have a hard time when they go swimming. Pools often start at 5ft and people below that height usually have to go and swim in the kids pool or risk drowning.
Reaching The Top Shelf
When something is placed on the top shelf, short people struggle to reach it. They have to get a chair or something of support to reach the top shelf.
Hearing The Obvious
People are often saying obvious things like pointing out that you are short. We have to understand that short people are tired of hearing it all the time.
When short people look for treasures, the other person often thinks it’s funny to hide them in high places and then watch them try and reach for them. This guy, for instance, is enjoying his girlfriend reaching for the Easter Egg.
When you are a short person, you have to stand at the front for pictures or else you will get lost in the back from all the tall people in front of you.
The Problem With Short Arms
Short people don’t only have short legs but they also have shorter torsos and arms. This girl went to the toilet round her friend’s house and failed to reach the toilet paper in the bathroom.
The Clothes In The Dryer
When short people try to get the clothes from the bottom of the dryer, they often start to levitate off the ground.
Going Shoe Shopping
You will often see short people look like this when they’re reaching for things at a store. This woman is having trouble looking for shoes on the top shelf.
Keeping Up With Tall People
Short people have shorter strides than taller people. Their tiny legs don’t allow them to keep up with everyone else. So, the tall people came up with a clever solution.
Making The Extra Effort
When you see short people going about their normal jobs, you will often see them having to make an extra effort at tasks that are quite easy for taller people.
Pictures With Tall People
Tall people often make fun of short people because of their height and even the former First Lady of the United States of America couldn’t help herself.
Shopping In The Kids’ Department
You will often hear short people telling everyone that they shop in the kids’ department at stores, whether it’s for clothing, shoes or accessories.
Standing Over Counters
When short people have to reach the top shelf in their homes, they often have to stand on counters. And if the counters are not as high, they simply cannot reach the top shelf.
Fixing Light Bulbs
Some people are so short that sometimes even when they stand on chairs, they still can’t change a light bulb in their own house. They have to always call someone for help.
The Long Clothes
When short people buy clothes, they sometimes have to get them hemmed so that they don’t hang under their feet and trip them up.
Buying A Lot Of Safety Pins
You are constantly requesting that companies make clothes that are more realistic for your size. After all, not everyone is 6 feet tall.
The Mermaid Costume
For a normal sized person, this blanket would have come up to their waist or chest. However, for short people, the mermaid blanket covers their whole body.
No one ever believes your age because you look so much younger. You always have to present your ID when you enter clubs.
Never Having To Duck
Tall people have to duck under things a lot of the time in order to get where they need to go. However, short people don’t have this problem.
Making The Bed
If your bed is against the wall, the problem is even greater. You end up having to go through a lot of stress in order to make your bed every morning.
No Visor Works For You
Short people are never able to make it under the shadow of the visor in their cars. Every time the sun shines, they have it right in their eyes.
No Crop Tops For You
Have you ever gone out to buy a crop top, and then realised that it becomes a full top for you. If you want to buy T-shirts for yourself, just buy the crop tops that are made for tall people.
Cruelty Of Family Members
When you have short people in the house, you always have to help them with things that are placed up high.
Age Should Not Be Mentioned
When you do find clothes your size, it’s always embarrassing to see the ages that are written on the tags.
Having To Innovate
When you’re short, you have to come up with ideas to help you reach high places. One interesting way is to use tongs.
Asking Strangers For Help
When you’re at the supermarket and you see something you like, chances are that it will be on a high shelf. This is where you have to either call an employee at the store or ask some stranger to help take it down for you.
Alex here was so desperate to get something that she had to seek the help of an old lady. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
You Are Always The Little Sister
It doesn’t matter whether you are the older sibling or the younger one. If you are shorter than your sibling, people are always going to assume that you are the little sister.
Buying A Coat
Most coats that you come across are made for regular-sized people and when short people wear those coats, it ends up looking like a dress on them.
Ankle Length Pants
You are not alone Ellie. We have seen many short people who are always looking to get their clothes hemmed just so they can be worn out in public.
Put Your Face In
It’s always embarrassing when you come across “Put your face in” cutouts and you try to do exactly that and fail miserably. Short people have to get a stool in order to get their picture taken.
Buying Chest-Length Pants
Every time you go to clothing stores and buy regular jeans, you have to measure them from the bottom up to check that they don’t reach up to your chest.
Sitting On The Edge
Short people always have to make a choice between sitting on the edge of their chair or have their feet dangle in the air. They could also just go and sit on a kids chair.
Short Girl Cycle
America’s Next Top Model had a short girl cycle where they selected girls who were 5’7″ and under. Someone needs to tell them that real short girls are 5’3″ and under.
People Treat You Like An Armrest
Tall people cannot resist treating short people as their armrests. Every short girl in the world must have gone through this at least once in their lives.
Climbing The Shelves
Thankfully for Samantha, Walmart has those shelves where you can climb and reach for the powdered sugar on the top shelf.
Everything Is A Workout
Every little task that short people perform turns into a workout session, since they are always having to climb up to high places and give themselves a tough cardio.
The Homecoming Proposal
This girl was unable to say no to the invitation because she was not tall enough. The girl had to say yes.
Date’s Not In The Picture
This short girl will have to face quite a lot of problems in her life if she continues to date guys that are this tall. These two will never be able to get a good picture together.
Mirrors In Public Washrooms
The mirrors in public washrooms are always at a certain height for regular-sized people. This makes it quite difficult for short girls to fix their makeup in public places.
Not Even Spatula Could Help
This girl could not reach the croutons on the top shelf. She tried using a stepstool and even a spatula but just ended up pushing the bag further back.
Wearing Clothes For Kids
Even when you reach your twenties, you have to shop in the sections that are meant for teenagers. It is a good thing that you can still rock the look of your teenage years.
Using Tongs To Reach Things
Every short girl knows the problems of reaching for things that are on the higher shelves. This girl knows that she has to use tongs every time that she wants to get something off the top shelf.
Death By Air Bags
This is quite true. Short girls have to sit near the wheel so that they can reach the pedals at the same time. They sit so close to the wheel that if the airbag deploys, it would cause them more harm than good.
If you are short, you know how hard it is to go shopping for groceries and other household stuff. You have to take the help of someone or find a step stool to reach the things that are placed on the higher shelves in the aisles.
Taking In The Jokes
You have to take a lot of jokes when you are short. This bookstore had a special shelf that was meant only for really tall people.
Best Friends Come In Handy
When you have to get supplies from the store, you have to take your best friends along with you so that they are able to help you out when you find it hard to reach shelves.
Problem With Thigh Socks
You can never buy thigh high socks because your legs are too short for them and they just end up reaching your butt.
Using The Public Washrooms
This is a problem faced by many short guys when they go to a public urinal. They either have to use the kiddie urinal or stand on their tip toes just so that they can pee.
The Only Cart You Can Push
How many times have you just pushed around the kiddie cart in a supermarket because the regular cart was too tall for you?
Getting Angry At Short Jokes
Every time someone makes a short joke around you, you have to take a deep breath and bury your anger deep within yourself or risk exploding like a little minion.
Getting Ready Is Difficult
Getting ready in your own home can be quite difficult since you are always hopping over counters to see what your face looks like in the mirror.
Concerts Are Terrible Experiences
Unless you get to stand at the front of the crowd, concerts are quite terrible experiences for short people. They are surrounded by what seems like giants all around them and they cannot take in the full experience of the concert.
Windows in any normal house are not designed with a 5ft person in mind. That is why, when you are shifting into a new house, short people have quite the tough time adjusting.
Same Size As Toddlers
This is just hilarious. We are all well aware of the fact that some children get tall enough to be compared to the short girls right in the early years of their childhood.
Dating A Short Girl
Dating a short girl can be very difficult. Whenever you hug a short girl, the hug feels incomplete because the person that you are hugging is not the complete size.
Messenger Of Satan
Sometimes you are just done with the jokes that people throw at you regarding your height. You snap and call yourself something evil in order to get the message across that you are angry.
Getting Into Bed
There are many mothers who are quite short and face the short girl problems on a daily basis. This mother was particularly short and needed a step stool just to get in the bed.
Scraping The Windows
Since short people have relatively shorter arms, they are always unable to fully scrape the snow or ice from the windows. There is always the part in the middle that is still left unscraped.
Can’t Be The Bigger Person
You can never be the bigger person in an argument because your height would not let you be the bigger person.
Going To The Amusement Park
When you go to the amusement park, you have to make sure that you are allowed on rides. You have to double-check the markers to see if you are tall enough.
Getting A Massage
Getting a massage in a chair can be quite difficult for the short girls because their heads come up to the back of the chair and they are constantly hit with the massage rollers.
Going For A Movie
When you go for a movie or a play, you always have the rotten luck of having someone tall sit in front of you and ruining the whole experience.
Behind The Desk
There are many celebrities who are short and they also know the struggles of being short. For instance, here is a picture of Michelle from WRCB behind the anchor desk with her feet dangling in the air.
Feeling Like A Child
The problems for short males do not end at the urinal. It can be quite emasculating to stand there like a child while the mirrors in the washroom mock you.
The universe had it out for this girl and this is quite the hilarious incident for an outsider. She could not even get the mailbox exchanged with someone else since all her mail would still be delivered to the one marked for her.
When People Pick You Up
When you have the height of an Ewok, you have to expect that people will constantly pick you up because you are just so adorable.
The Parking Meter
This girl has no idea how much parking at the meter cost her because she could not read what the meter said. She would have to pay extra just to avoid the ticket.
The Only Way To Be Tall
This girl was so tired of being short that she started to imagine all the different ways in which she could get tall. In the end, she settled for prosthetics after a shark attack.
We have seen many instances where short people are climbing over counters just to reach the top of their cupboards. This is yet another example. It is even more hilarious because the girl has to use a chair in order to get to the counter top in the first place.
Washing The Car
This is a real problem that should have a solution but there is none available as of now. Short people are unable to wash the top of their car because they cannot reach the whole roof.
Seeing The Backside
When a short person is at a concert and not sitting on someone’s shoulders, all they can see is the back of the other people in front of them.
Feet Go Numb
Having your feet dangling off the bench for a long period of time can constrict the blood flow in the vessels of your feet so they go numb. This problem is quite common among short people.
Dresses Are Not Meant For You
Since the dresses are not made keeping short people in mind, they are always the wrong size. They reach higher than the heads of short people so in the end the girl has to go shop in the kids’ section.
Shopping For Glasses
This girl just wanted to see if the glasses that she had chosen looked good on her, but the mirror was so high that she could not see her own face in it.
Driving Is Hazardous
Driving can be quite hazardous for shorter people. They struggle to establish the distance of the car in front of them and they are often the prime candidates for road accidents.
Putting Feet On The Table
When you want to put your feet on the table in front of the couch, you always find that it is too far away and your feet do not reach the table.
Vanity Mirrors In Cars
Short people can never adjust the vanity mirrors in the cars at the angle where they can see their faces. They always end up seeing just the top of their hairline.
You’ll Grow One Day
These are all the problems that are faced by short people over the course of their life. Our favorite’s are “How tall are you supposed to get?” and “oh you’ll grow one day”.
Reaching For Things You Cannot See
Short people cannot see what is kept on the higher shelves and they might want to take the things down to get a better look. Sometimes, accidents happen.
Going To The Gym
When short people go to the gym, they find that most of the equipment has been set for the heights of tall people. Even when the equipment is set to the lowest level, some people are unable to reach them.
Travelling With Luggage
When going on a road trip with a lot of luggage, short people are often “thrown in” with the luggage because they take up such a little amount of space.
Brands Are Not For You
Instead of Under Armour, this girl is now wearing tights from Der Armour because she had to fold up her tights due to her short legs.
Your Own Apartment Betrays You
You will see a lot of short girls complaining about the fact that the mirrors in their apartments were not positioned for them but for tall people.
Your Daughter Is Taller Than You
This mother was particularly frustrated with being short because her 12-year old daughter was already taller than her.
When The Store Annoys You
You have to either call for help everytime or simply look for another store that stores your favorite things on the lower shelves where you can reach them.
If you still don’t understand, short people are tired of not being able to touch the floor with their feet when they sit on something.
This girl went to buy some canvas for sketching and found out that the sketching paper was almost as tall as her own body.
This problem is not limited to ATMs. Basically, when short people go through any drive-thru, they face the same problem trying to reach out of the window.
Facing The Rude Comments
You have to face rude comments like these on a daily basis on social media.
Clothing Never Fits
Every single item of clothing that you buy ends up being too loose or long for your body. There is nothing in your age section that fits you properly on the first try.
Meeting New People
This cutscene from a video game perfectly describes half of the conversations that short people have with the new people that they meet.
Healthy Food At The Top
This girl wanted something healthy like cauliflower soup but since it was on the top shelf, she probably ended up buying the corn pudding instead.
Mistaken For A 4th Grader
Alicia here was being sarcastic when she said that she likes being mistaken for a 10 year old. She does not want people calling her a 4th grader.
The Knee-High Boots
Frankie here aptly tells us how the knee-high boots for regular people are waist-high boots for short people.
The Kids’ Menu
People always assume that you are a kid when you walk into a restaurant because of your height. The first thing that the servers offer you is the kids’ menu.
The Perfect Doorway
Since you are so short, here is a small door for you. The hilarious thing is that you will probably be able to get through it.