If you’re 5’3″ or shorter: I know how you feel and this is for you.
For the rest of mankind: Here’s an insight into our daily struggles.
The hunt for the perfect pair of jeans is a never-ending pursuit. It usually ends in defeat at the seamstress getting a pair of pants hemmed. Long pants double as floor sweepers and shorts are never really short. Let’s not even get into midi skirts.
2. Sitting behind a tall person at a concert, or in class.
I refuse to let this stand in-between me and my love of concerts but this has got to be one of the biggest struggles standing at 5’1″. Unless you’ve purchased a front row seat or arrive at the venue half an hour before everyone else, most of the show will be spent relying on your imagination of what is going on on stage. Or watching the show through your camera recording, that’s if your arms can extend above the person in front of you. For classrooms, dear professors, please understand if I couldn’t see that note you wrote on the whiteboard; there was a tall person sitting in front of me.
3. Not being able to reach the top shelf.
Have you ever been to Whole Foods, or any market for that matter, and longingly stared at that beautifully packed box of delicious roasted salted almonds on the top shelf? You try your best to stretch your arms and fingers, extending them as much as your short limbs will allow, desperately trying to fight the truth you know deep down in your heart that it just wasn’t meant to be? If it’s on the top shelf, I’m not even gonna try.
But of course there are perks to being petite, such as shopping in the kids section (so much cheaper) and being able to sit cross-legged in a chair or an airplane seat. For all my tiny sisters, so that you’ll always remember you aren’t alone in this, or even for your entertainment, here’s a twitter dedicated to more daily struggles of short girls: @shortgrlprblem