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I Am Short

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    imveryboring imveryboring 13-15, F 2 Responses May 24

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    Success is the best revenge

    short. I walk into a room and the subtext is short. Women pat me on the head. Men think they can mess with me and they do. Not because they are good or smart, but because they are taller. My boss  regularly, openly  ridicules  me for being short. Makes fun of the...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 24 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    emjagrace emjagrace 16-17, F 19 Responses Feb 3

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    I Wish I Was Taller

    I have always been short, i'm barely 5'0 feet... well practically 4'11 but still!!!!!, I'm nineteen years old and officially finished growing. it was especially hard in high school since I was so short, everyone was so much taller than me and since I was always the shortest...
    Fezzii Fezzii 18-21, F 28 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    I hate being short! I use step stools to reach

    shot and it's ridiculous. Damn tall ******* are so lucky. They don't need help. They can easily reach **** and can do lots of thinks tall people can do. Man I KILL to be tall. I also get mistaken for a small child and I HATE it when someone rests their arms on my head. THAT'S...
    shortgirlwithmoretolove shortgirlwithmoretolove 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    Below 5ft...

    i was born at average size.as time went i started to grow.i grew and grew till i was 4ft 10in at the age of 17.i am 19 now but i still am the same height.i jumped and hung to increase my height but not even an inch increased.i am so short that i easily get lost in the crowd.so if...
    shafana shafana 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Climbing on the counter

    because you can't reach the cup in the cabinet SHORT GIRL PROBLEMS!
    skyebrookson skyebrookson 13-15, F 19 mins ago

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    Even when it comes to my feet u can see how

    small and awkward they are.
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Apr 16

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    I'm 5'2 with long puffy hair

    and short legs . I hope I grow more
    shiasan shiasan 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I'm 4'10 and 21 years old.

    ... I get mistaken for a young teen, jokes and cutesy compliments from strangers, all the time. I wish I was just 5'4, that would be better.
    beebeexoxox beebeexoxox 18-21, F 15 Responses Mar 8

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    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses May 5

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    izzzy098 izzzy098 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 25

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    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    lizc99 lizc99 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have a helping hand.

    I won't say all people who are not tall should have one but it is a great help to me. Correction, I have access to 2 at home and I keep 1 in the car.
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am sooo short, 4'7" actually

    and every semester of college I run into someone wether it's in the bathroom or in the hallway someone comes up to me and say "you're really short", like I don't already know that I feel like punching them. You don't go around pointing out obvious things like. I mean I could go...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Ch3y Ch3y 16-17, F 10 Responses May 19

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    Take It All In Stride.

    I'm a whopping 5 feet and 2 inches! I don't really mind much. The only time it "bothers" me, is when things are high up on shelves. Shopping can sometimes be tricky if I can't find someone tall to reach things for me. You'd be suprised at how many time I've been yelled at by...
    shineon09 shineon09 36-40, F 15 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    I'm 4'9," petite & 103 pounds.

    In my opinion this isn't a bad thing, if I can't reach something I use a step stool or wear hidden wedge platform sneakers so that I'm 5ft tall. The only time being this small sucks is when your bigger husband is abusing you and your too small and weak compared to him to fight...
    PerfectionPending PerfectionPending 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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    It's a struggle at work

    when I can't reach cups to give to my customers, I have to have a stepping ladder for everything or just ask someone taller... But I have getting through my life that I love my height.. Well at times #shortlifee
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 19 Responses Apr 24

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    Nobody talks about how your feet don't reach

    the floor when you're sitting. I'm 5'1" and need a footstool at the dinner table...and in the bathroom. Don't judge me. Petite pants are hardly petite, when they're for women 5'4" and usually have an inseam of 31 or 30 inches. I need 29 inches for boots and 27.5 for flats. I don...
    cherk03 cherk03 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 18

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    I could be short but remember

    if you got on my nerves I'd easily punch you on your nuts. Keep it on your mind.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 27

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    I am literally half the size of everyone I know.

    Friends family does it matter. people are always like OMG you are so tiny and cute. And I'm always like what I can't hear you all the way down here
    shrimptastical shrimptastical 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    I thought I was 5'1,

    and I went to the doctor today and I'm actually 5'3 ;-; Is that still short? 😂😂
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm 24 and 4'9 and it sucks.

    The funny thing is that I get hit on a LOT. My tall 5'9 friend barely gets hit on. She does sometimes but I seem to get hit on a lot more. I wish I was like 5'5 or 5'10
    sexypartyanimal sexypartyanimal 22-25, F 12 Responses Jun 24

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    Not A Problem... Usually.

    I'm 17, and since I'm five foot one and have -ahem- girlish features (yes, I do mean small boobs) I look around twelve or thirteen. Normally, when it comes to the retail environment, that's not a problem--I just get a step stool, no biggie. But... I work in a store that happens...
    SpazzAvalanche SpazzAvalanche 16-17, F 27 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    Rika39 Rika39 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 26

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    It's hard being 5 foot 2.

    ...I can't reach the top shelf of anything!!!!!!
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F 46 Responses May 13, 2014

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    When I see someone for the first time,

    they told me like 'I never thought you were so small more than I thought' I be like hm yea? Can you not? Haha
    tyraxx56 tyraxx56 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    jamestyger1 jamestyger1 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I'm only 4'9. i'm a midget. But i love it i say i'm just fun sized ^.^
    veronicacadena93 veronicacadena93 18-21, F 50 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    Cat052314 Cat052314 26-30, F 5 Responses May 26

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    I was born with Achondroplasia,

    a form of dwarfism. Because of that, I'm only 4ft tall. Life hasn't been easy, I was bullied in school, kids calling me shrimp or midget.
    Rosalindaj Rosalindaj 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    SkullRoseInsignia SkullRoseInsignia 16-17, T 5 Responses Jul 25

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    I hate being short...

    . I don't like it at all
    IwillBePretty4U IwillBePretty4U 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    This is my current thought in my daily life.

    I'm like a midget but that doesn't bother me because people find me cute and adorable. The problem is that there's a world up there that I'd never have the chance to know. I keep my hopes that one day I'd past my 5'ft weight.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 20

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    4"11 for now. Hopefully I'll make it to AT

    LEAST 5"2. Us shorties may seem cute, but it has quite its disadvantages u_u'
    ShimmerTrap ShimmerTrap 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I use a wheelchair and I am 1.

    55m (5ft 1in). Even if I stand up I still can't reach high shelves in stores and standing is not possible now.
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Short people seem to do things a little

    differently. We always do things better ^_^
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses Mar 21

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    jellybean0617 jellybean0617 13-15, T 1 Response Jun 9

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    Came to visit my girls

    and every time I stand next to them I have to look up at them lol I hate being short, short people problems :/
    ExtremeQueen ExtremeQueen 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Man, I'm 18 and I'm only 5'2

    and thia stinks! I wish I was taller because tall women look so elegant and I admire them so much. I have been 5'2 since I was 13. My two twin best friends are both 5'10. I look like a ******* midget with them. I wanna be 5'11 like Michelle Obama.
    AspieGirl97 AspieGirl97 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 17

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    I went to the doctor the other day

    and they measured me and told me I'm 5' 1" and that I've apparently shrunk. The doctor said I was 5' 4" in 6th grade, but now I'm starting high school this year. It's probably all that stupidly delicious cappuccino ._. everyone around me is tall and stuff and here i am just...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I'm 17 and I'm 5'2 since I was 14.

    I hate the fact I'm the shortest one between my friends :( everyday they making fun of me.
    manel2504 manel2504 18-21, F 93 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I'm 5'3. I felt that fashion magazines really

    ignored us short ladies, so I've launched a blog to inspire other petites and also a shop that sells petite designer clothes. Please check it out BombPetite.com
    yulaa24 yulaa24 31-35, F Jun 12

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