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What are some of the dumb quotes or things people have said to you about your height.

Heres my kicker from the last few weeks.

Standing at the elevator this professionally dressed 40ish looking woman does your typical look, look back, look, look back scenario, then finally hits me with the typical "Did you know you are tall?"

Of course this is an absurd statement to say in the first place, but I politely said, "Yup, a bit bigger than the average bear", or some other non-chalant quip I've developed over time.

Then she doubles back with "No. Really. Did you know that you are REALLY tall".

Umm. Yeah. 30 years of this, figured it out by now. Got you on that one Roger Dodger, I think in my head, politely nodding my head with a little "Yup."

Finally, I kid you not, she uttered this gem "Are you a mutant?"

I wanted to say so many different things like "Uh, yeah, you know Wolverine he is my brother" or "Yeah, I used to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle". Fortunately, I took the higher.. er taller road and went for the stairs.

What lines and/or stories have others had to deal with?

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Lol you shouldve told her you werent tall, that she was abnormally short! The biggest ,like everyone else, is the basketball question, i just reply no i dont play ball white girl cant jump. I get alot of the tall drink of water pick up lines, and my fiance always says i give him someone to look up to, being he's 5'11 he means it literally . I love wearing heels, most 4 inchers, and ive seen women smacking their husbands for doubletaking, and scared a few kids when i see them grabbing their moms attention to say mom shes tall. As I lean down and speak in a very low ,deep ,"hi little boy/girl."!! I always get a kick out of that 1!!! My kids and fiance get a kick out of al the people that stop and stare and point or htey hear comments.
I think the best or funniest joke came from a 50 yr old man when he asked if these were my legs or was I riding an ostrich! lol
One of my best friends in high school was 5'1'' you have her 5'1'' and me 6'2'' shopping today all the time. We would hear, "Dang, she tall!" followed by "Dang, she's short!" Too funny. The best was when we would wear the same workout pants to school, but hers had about 6'' cut off the bottom which were then sewed onto the bottom of my pants. So when people would see us wearing the same pants, they would laugh that we wore the same pants on the same day, then laugh harder when I said I was wearing part of her pants, then I would point to the line where we sewed them onto the bottom of mine!
lol!! that's hilarious!!!
I seriously just laughed out so hard, thinking about you bending over to the little kids and talking in a really deep voice scaring them. They probably thought they were all up in a hansel and gretel sketch fearing for their lives.
I love this oldie, but goodie . . . when someone asks if I play basketball, I reply, "Do you play miniature golf?" . Shocks them to silence ever time.

One evening, a few years back, my husband (6'6') and I went to a nightclub to watch a band. The average height, literally a good foot or more shorter than us - was just a huge room of standing people. A girl next to us says loudly to her friend, "OH LOOK, it's the TALLS!". OH, if only I had thought to reply with - "Do you want to stand up and say that again?" OR . . . Oh look, honey, we've entered the land of the SMALLS".
You were in the land of the lilliputians
Love the miniature golf comment...haha!
Its always fun to tell someone when they ask How tall are you , or make comments on your height , Oh its ok, youre not short your funsized right?
A good one that my 6'9 grandfather urges me to use from time to time...

Unsuspecting Inquirer: "How's the weather up there?"
Katie B.: (spits on top of head) "It's raining."


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