Endless Bliss | Happy Lifestyle Blog: the post with the disadvantages of being short.

the post with the disadvantages of being short.

Recently, I wrote a post about the awesome things about being short, so I thought I would do a follow up of why sometimes, being short can be a bit of a burden.

1. People never believe you're as old as you say you are. You will get carded FOR LIFE!

2. People don’t take you seriously. Ever.

3. Short jokes. They never stop.

4. You get lost in crowds. Don’t even think about going to a general admission concert unless you plan to get there the day before or have some shoulders you can sit on (and upset all the people behind you). There’s no way you can see anything!

5. Several sports are out of the question, namely basketball.

6. People are always looking down on you, in the literal sense.

7. When getting adult small t-shirts, they’re still too big, often coming down to mid-thigh.

8. You still get your height checked when going on roller coasters.

9. When driving, if the sun is in an awkward place and shining in your eyes, pulling down the mirror to block it does not help.

10. You have to pay extra money to get clothes hemmed, including maxi dresses, which is really depressing.

11. When taking driving lessons, you have to sit on a pillow or cushioned booster seat. (I may or may not know this from personal experience.)

12. Flowy skirts that go to mid-thigh on average height people make you look like you’re 12.

13. When illegally piling too many people into a car, you either end up on the floor or lying across the laps of everyone in the backseat.

14. You will be described as “cute” for the rest of your life. (As opposed to beautiful, sexy, etc.)

15. Everyone uses you as an armrest. (I had to sing a jingle about this once.)

16. When buying your first apartment, it’s necessary for you to purchase a stool.

17. If you don’t have a stool handy, you may have to climb onto counters; therefore, putting your life in danger on a daily basis.

18. When going wedding dress shopping, you have to let them know that you are short because not all of the sample dresses will fit you right.

19. When sitting down, you might not be able to touch the floor, so your feet are just left there. Dangling.

20. Hostesses at restaurants ask you if you want crayons.

Sometimes being short is just a struggle. Can y'all think of any other disadvantages?

-- tiffanykhyla.


  1. YES! I'm 4'10" and completely agree with all of these! Though, I've never been asked if I want crayons. I guess I need to read the post with good things about being short next :)

    1. Haha. I get asked if I want to get a kids menu every once in awhile, depending on what I'm wearing.


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