To make up for the totally non tall-related last post I did, I decided to make up for it with this one.
Every tall person has had to deal with people coming up to us asking us questions about our height, telling us about how tall we are and etc. But people don’t seem to stop with just telling us to our faces. They have to tell their friends! They break their necks trying to get a good look at us. Talk about us as we walk by. Get their friend to see this “freak” walking down the street, get a picture of the local giant. It’s like catching a picture of the elusive Bigfoot I guess.
Is this better? Would you rather have them talk about your height to their friends or to your face? There would a lot less wasted time talking to a stranger about how tall you are or how the weather is up here. But my grandmother always said it was rude to whisper about people…
It is very awkward when you walk by someone/a group of people and you can hear them talking about you. “Wow she’s so tall” “OMG look. LOOK!” “How tall is she?!” “Oh my God, she’s HUGE!” I wonder do these people think that because I am higher up I can’t hear them? I think it might be the opposite. I think that because I am higher up I can pick up the frequency a lot better. Sometimes I just want to scream out, “I can hear you! I have ears the same as you do.” But I’m sure I would look like a basket case.
Most of the time though, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. Maybe these people are just not aware that sound travels. Maybe they don’t think I’m paying attention. I am always paying attention. I think being tall has made me keenly aware of my surroundings. I think all my tall-related experiences have taught me to always stand straighter, taller, to werk it because someone is always watching. I know I’m always going to be the topic of discussion but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Until next time,