Face it, it you are tall you get a lot of stares and questions and comments. I think tall women get it even more because it is more ok to be tall if you are a guy.
I deal with this by being positive. When someone asks a dumb question or makes one of those
comments we all hear, I smile and give them a complement. It completely changes what goes on and can leave both of us happy. I've had some very nice conversations that have started this way and have been able to have met some great people I would have never met on my own.
Colleen was interested in making more people happy and decided to give strangers high fives. Here
is her blog post and a video.
Look at some of the people! This is really wonderful and I will try it myself soon. It takes getting your nerve up a bit and may be easier if you convince a friend to do it with you, but it is going to make some people smile and that is a good thing.
We talls have a natural advantage here. It is probably much harder to do if you were of average height. This is a way to take advantage of our stature and make a lot of people smile.