Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Discrimination against tall people.

Yes, it's true. Sometimes, being 6'3" can feel a little awkward. But, it's no reason to go around building objects to kill innocent people like me.

Signs don't make it better either. "Low clearance, please watch your head." <<>> And I'm still looking for the mirror. Really, if I put a huge trap right in the middle of a park or mall with man-eating tigers in it, ready to eat you alive, with a sign--"Man-Eating Tigers, Please Watch Your Step"—there would be those of you who just might not like it a whole lot. I bet you would even be a little ticked off. I mean, it could ruin your day just like this beam (pictured below) has and will continue to ruin mine and that of many of my vertically enhanced friends. Things like this just aren't funny.  I'm pretty sure the smallest kid in class--who was bitter growing up that he was overlooked or picked on--devised these instruments of mass destruction with an evil little snicker.

Just the other day I was helping move a bunch of furniture for this older really really shor...ahem... vertically challenged man and I quickly realized that if you work for someone who is lacking in perpendicular you had better assume it's a hard hat site. You should only enter at your own risk without a hard hat. You also assume all responsibility for damages made to the noggin. This guy had things hanging from rafters that about put an end to my days more than one time. It's amazing I still have a head  on my shoulders at all.

This is me after nearly dying from a severe blow to my cranium... weak and feeble as it may be it is the only one I have so I don't appreciate low hanging, low clearance, or  low flying objects... or cold hot dogs for that matter! 

Disclaimer: No animals were hurt in the writing of this blog. All comments above are meant in good humor and jest. :)

Signing off for today. God bless your socks off,

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  1. HAHA. Yes, from a follow tall person. :)

  2. LOL...

    One of my favorite questions for tall people --> "How's the weather up there today?" Hahaha.

  3. "Vertically enhanced" - LOL!!! This whole post totally made me laugh. ;-)

  4. haha i laughed too. I dont bang my head very often but when it happens I always feel kinda mad & silly that it happened. Sorry! But I'm sure he really appreciated your help.... :P

  5. I sure got my chuckle for the day.

    FYI.I know I'm vertically challenged but one day at the store I waited on someone who would make you look "short" head was about even with his the math on that one!! : )

    Cousin Barb

  6. Haha. I like this post. I'm sure my brothers who are all over 6' would agree. :)

  7. I'm glad you all enjoyed it so much! I'll have to keep this in mind for future post. :)

  8. I laughed so hard at this! You just described my husband and my father. By the way, a lot of what you said about short people sounds very much like what my dad has said on occasion. haha...

    Vanessa Bourne

  9. I totally know what you are talking about. My brother-in-low is 6'8" and is always ducking and having to look out for his noggin....I fill sorry for you tall guys

    But hey, be happy that you can see the top of the frig and reach all that stuff on the top shelf that the rest of us have to use a chair to get!

    Lord bless your TALL socks off this week!! (o=

  10. Very well said. Since I'm vertically enhanced (6'4") I can definitely feel your pain. We should start a campaign to raise awareness for tall people. And while we're at it, maybe we could get congress to pass a law to raise the height of shower heads all across America!

    ~Tim Bourne

  11. YES! The shower heads!!! I forgot about that one. Yikes! hahaha.

  12. those lil showers in Malaysia.. lolz