This best not happen to me.
So this is one of the biggest indicators of weather or not the world thinks your tall. And probably one of the most annoying questions I have ever been faced with, and its one that happens fairly frequently. And in your head you might be thinking, ”honestly stop complaining,” but this probably happens to me once a week.
Please allow me to tell you about my experience at the grocery store that happened just last week. This is very similar to most conversations regarding my height and its value it has when it comes to athletics.
Guy behind the Checkout Counter: So I have to ask. You have to play basketball, right?
Me: No, I never played basketball.
Guy: Well please say you played Volleyball?
Me: Nope, I was a cheerleader in highschool.
Guy: What a waste of height. How tall are you?
Me: 6 foot.
Guy: What a shame. Think of the scholarships you could have received, and the girls you could have towered over. You woulda made a hell of a player.
I feel like this is fairly typical of how this convo goes down. Some people continue to tell me that I must have children with someone who is tall and then we can basically be a breading machine of basketball superstars. Some people just straight up ask me if I would like to join a basketball league. Each get more and more annoying each time.
So in closing, no I have no basketball skills. Yes my head is closer to the rim then yours, but that does not mean that I have any athletic ability whatsoever.
1. Greek Mythology. A member of a nation of women warriors reputed to have lived in Scythia.
2. A small green parrot of the genus Amazona, having a short tail and red-and-blue wings, native to Central and South America.
I would like to clarify that I do not fit any of these. No I am not a bird. And being a warrior would require some amounts of strength. I have none.
So in conclusion. When referring to me as amazon, I’m not sure you correctly knows what that means.
You know you’re tall when awkward jokes start to be made regarding your height. I’m not going to lie, most of you have no humor at all, and honestly I muster up a giggle just so I don’t hurt your feelings. But I have began to list a few just so you know the ridicule us tall folks recieve on a daily basis.
How’s the weather up there?
How could you possibly find a bed long enough to sleep in?
Hi there! I’m a human being, what planet do u come from?
I bet you can always keep your head above water!
Well these are a party and everything, but just so you know, us tall people are not really finding them funny.
So I have always wished I had something cool to write about. Something that might be entertaining enough for people to actually read my blog. Cause my day to day life is fairly boring and not much stuff happens.
But this weekend I was standing in line in the bathroom when, an idea came to me about a blog. As I walked into a stall in the bathroom, I could clearly see into the mirror, over the stall. I could stare and my eyes and my blonde hair, while towering over everything. This is unnormal, unnatural, and really not meant to be.
As I look, I can see my friends.
"I feel like this is not normal?"
They laugh histarically, and becomes a running joke.
But this wasn’t my first, second, or even third awkward encounter of the day. It was reoccurring theme in my life. And although that one was slightly awkward, some get even worse.
So there starts the idea for my blog. YOU KNOW YOUR TALL WHEN… Short little snippets of funny encounters I face on my day to day life of being an amazon women. It’s nothing overly special, but I hope you find it as entertaining as I do.