I have no expectations of tall comments stopping at any point in my life. So I might as well accept the comments now instead of getting annoyed every single time a small person has to state the obvious.
From running this blog over the last years, I have listened to you and all your thoughts on being tall and how it is to live a life looking a bit different than everyone else.
We have dealt with the tall people problems for years and years and things are slowly getting better if you think about all the tall shops that you get to buy clothes from now which you couldn’t find 10 years ago. So things are getting better but people will never stop noticing that we are taller than average.
That is why I really want to recommend that you learn to deal with the comments as soon as possible. There is simply no reason for you to get annoyed every single time someone wants to talk about your height. Seldom it is because people want to be mean and hurt you. Often times it is because they want to break the ice and make conversation with you.
Tall comments are rude. Period.
I know. It is very impolite to walk up to people and comment on how they look. Unless it is a compliment to a beautiful girl or guy off course.. But walking up to someone and telling them that they are tall, overweight or black is something that most people can agree upon is impolite and not acceptable. But somehow things are different when it comes to tall people – it’s okay in a way, and I don’t know why. Maybe people see it as a compliment.
People feel free to say
Wow, you are tall!
I am not sure what they expect to hear from me, when they say stuff like that, but mostly I just say “Yes” or “Thanks!”
One of the main reasons I started this blog is to help people who are not very confident and who don’t like being tall. I want to promote positivity and proudness of being a tall guy or girl.
So when someone comes up to you at the next party or on the street and say that you are tall, then I really hope that you have the confidence and energy to accept these comments in the best way possible and move on from the irritation that this may cause.
Don’t say: Do you play mini golf?
Don’t use any of those mean replies that the Internet is full of – we want to be better, right? Don’t ask people if they play mini golf, it they are short or something like that. We tall people try to be a little better and that is also by behaving nicely.
That is all I wanted to say this time around. Stay happy, stay tall and be proud of the physics that you have been given. You will probably never get any smaller so start accepting your height and feel confident in the body you have been given.
Withstand the countless rude comments on your height and try to save the comebacks for people who really deserve it. Say thank you or yes I am when people say that you are tall and give them a smile back.
I would love to hear your comments on how positive you are able to remain when being commented on?