I cringe whenever a fellow tall woman says this to me. It’s worse than the dreaded “You’re tall!” comment. It is obvious that I am taller than you. Why do you have to say it? You have to excuse short people because they don’t know any better. But my fellow tall ladies, you know how it feels to have your height as the topic of conversation. How awkward and aggravating it is to have strangers come up to you to talk about nothing but your height. So why do we do this to each other? I guess we feel like because we are tall too, we have the right to tell someone they are tall or ask how tall they are. We usually don’t get the opportunity to tell someone else that they are tall but trust me, it doesn’t make it any less annoying.
To come up to me and say “Wow, I thought I was tall!” is like saying “I’m glad I’m not as tall as you are. With you here, now I feel more normal”. Or “You’re more of a freak than I am!” What am I supposed to say to this? “I’m glad that you feel better about yourself now by demeaning me. Now my life’s purpose has been fulfilled. I can now die in peace. Thank you and have a wonderful day!”
I know it is nice to see a fellow tall woman, believe me I do. I get giddy when I see another tall woman. I think we should immediately be best friends forever. We could team up and go scare some short people or go to a basketball game and look for future husbands (or whatever tall friends do together). But there are better ways to express your excitement. Next time try: “Hello, tall friend!” or “The Amazon invasion is nigh!” (We really will be best friends forever if you say that to me.)
So Junoesque ladies, tell me. Am I being too sensitive? Anyone else feel the same way? Comment below!