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Just lookie at the fun stuff going down at anti_yerf

I love a good rumble as much as the next girl..but good god this must be a record!

Anyhoo..on another note. I'd like to address something to the people out there who have met me or will ever meet me IRL.

First, some background info:

I get a lot of flack for being short. If you must know, I'm 4'11" and pretty petite, and roughly armpit level with everyone. My boyfriend is a full foot taller than me and people often use me as an armrest.

People often try to pick me up or KNEEL DOWN to talk to me. Some people squat and often hurt themselves trying to be on eye level with me when speaking. People often ask me to sit on their lap and I don't tolerate that unless it's a my mate, my dad, or a close friend..but even with close friends I tend to keep my distance.

But..you know what? I'm sick and tired of it

This has been building up for quite some time, but I'm noticing that people treat me differently because of my height and its really annoying.

For example:

My co-worker, you know, the one that commissioned me for that pic of him and his wife? The way he talks to me is like he would talk to a little kid. He's only a couple years older than me too..he's in his early 20's.

When he needs something from me he not only hovers by my desk, but he kneels down to "my level" and talks to me that way. Does he do that for anyone else? No. He does it because I'm the "little" girl and I couldn't possibly hear what he's saying "way up there OMG!"

Bottom line: I don't stand on a chair or my tiptoes to talk to the rest of you, don't kneel or squat to talk to me unless you're proposing or tying my shoe for me. I find it offensive.

Tall people don't like it when you say "wow..you're tall..hows the weather up there?!" skinny people don't like it when you say "move your skinny chicken leg ass!" fat people don't like it when you say "move over wide load", and short people don't like it when you say "hey short-stop, going to bite my ankles now?"

Thank you, and goodnight.

Current Mood: aggravated aggravated

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genmaicha From: genmaicha Date: March 12th, 2004 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
*doesn't touch the Yerf stuff*

I'm 5'2", my husband's 6'4", and while he and a few select others can get away with using me as an arm rest or teasing me about my height, I tend not to care much for it from others. There was a girl in my HS who was 4'11"--and her parents raised reindeer. Yup, her nickname was Elf. She hated it, but it's funny how people don't seem to realize that teasing someone's height or lack thereof can get downright hurtful.
From: hollyannvix Date: March 12th, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You and Eclipse are like me and Trinsic when it comes to height ;)
dravalen From: dravalen Date: March 12th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it makes you feel better you can tease me about my heaigh all you want. =P
jaxxblackfox From: jaxxblackfox Date: March 12th, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your about the height of the lady I worked my grooming job with. I envyed her shorter stature...she could do things I couldn't do without hurting my back badly....

From: hollyannvix Date: March 12th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I get the worse from both worlds, being short and fat =P

Growing up, I had to deal with comments from strangers as well as family members. I remember I was just walking down the street one day, minding my own business, when some idiot shouts out from his car "Hey! The all-you-can-eat buffet is THAT way! Hahaha!!" *rolls eyes*

And my husband and his family are tall, so I'm constantly having to ask for assistance to reach for things. I told them their house wasn't made for us short people =P But that's Ok, I can at least still kick tall people in the knees if I need to ;) BWAHAHA!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 12th, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Boy do I know how that is. my parents and roommates love to put necessities, like toilet paper, on the TOP SHELF of whatever cabinet. I swear I'm going to be one of these old ladies who falls and breaks her hip because she was climbing her cupboards for her denture fixative. =P
likeshine From: likeshine Date: March 12th, 2004 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

i just want everyone to hold hands and just... be friends! for some reason, i get the vibe on the forum that everyone is all.. cool with each other, yanno? i hate to see people fight :(

and dude, the next time anyone kneels to talk to you, give them a swift, sharp kick ;)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 13th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
They're at perfect punching level..and when they stand up..theyre at "kick to the nuts" level => heh heh heh

as for Yerf..yeah..but some people need to just CHILL OUT. Its like.."heres a nice suggestion" "PHUK U!!"
altonwings From: altonwings Date: March 12th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
My wife is 5'2" and I'm 6'1". We're about the same height difference, and I'd like to think I never 'get down' to talk to her! Firstly, she'd kick my ass. Yeah--totally serious. I subscribed to the Viking theory that if you married a woman that could physically hurt you, you married well.

But even with short coworkers--you talk, you listen, you move on. I don't see how that's so hard!

Now tall women, I always feel a bit put off by them, but I honestly just find short women cute. ;p
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 13th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I go by the rule "don't date a guy who's thighs are skinnier than yours". It's done me well, since I don't feel like a short cow when I'm with a guy =)
joeypoey From: joeypoey Date: March 12th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Noted. I have short friends, but I only josh 'em to push their buttons now and then. But I know how it feels to have everyone think they're so witty (I can't tell you the number of times I get sick of the same lame skater jokes and girls busting out in that horrible, horrible, WICKED, evil song which I shall not name because it is so evil. So I feel ya) and giving you the same joke you heard five minutes ago from another complete stranger.
zzyllo From: zzyllo Date: March 12th, 2004 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know... I suspect that your height might make you cute and endearing to some people. Either way, I’m sorry that you get teased about it, and hope that the teasing ebbs away.

Take care,

thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 13th, 2004 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
They do..but it doesn't help when people go "aww how cute!" and pat me on the head. I don't like that either =( It makes me feel shorter since I can't pat other people on the head myself. At least my boyfriend makes me feel better by telling me I'm a cute teeny tiny little wuffy girl. I don't mind that cuz I'm cuddle size. =)

Oh..and in case you guys havent noticed by now..I have a SEVERE Napoleon complex. Vive la France!
shadowfox24 From: shadowfox24 Date: March 12th, 2004 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Make ppl think your crazy! They won't tease you if they think you'll freak out and stab them to death with a fork. ;)
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karadarkthorn From: karadarkthorn Date: March 13th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)

I hate that!

I work at a video store and all of the top shelves are a good foot taller then me. And it's very embarissing trying to stand on tip toe to put the movies and dvd's away.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 13th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I hate that!

My former boss (I worked at a fast food place) was CONSTANTLY getting upset at me because he thought I was lazy or "challenging" him. Was I? Of course not. Here's the scenario.

Boss: Nicole...go grab that 4 gallon bucket of ice and put it in the TOP of the soda machine
Me: But Robert, I don't think I can lift it, it's almost as big as I am. Do you at least have a stool I can stand on so I can reach the soda machine?
Boss: *HEAVY sigh* Nicole...just do what you're told
Me: *tries, falls, injures self, drops ice cubes on head and floor*


karadarkthorn From: karadarkthorn Date: March 13th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I hate that!

Oh I worked at one of the Rite Aids and they had those side displays along the counters so none of the customers could see me standing there.

One time one of the girls even paged me to my register though I was standing right there.
ljtaylor From: ljtaylor Date: March 13th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm the same height as you (roughly, though I haven't measured myself for a while) and one of my teachers (he's about...6'3") likes to bend down to talk to me. Initially this is fine, but my friends don't half rip me for it. It runs in the family...at a party with most of my mum's relatives I discovered I was taller than most of the men there, or around the same height anyway, which kinda made me feel better. ;)

And as for the Yerf stuff...I read, but I won't intervene. (I'm Arcoiris from the boards by the way, I'm reviewing this month).
From: plague_dog Date: March 13th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, not once did it go through my mind "Wow, she is short, and it matters somehow.". I just never gave it a second thought unless you or someone brought it up. I think it's just because all my friends up until highschool were short mexican dudes.
featherlady_jt From: featherlady_jt Date: March 13th, 2004 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bottom line: I don't stand on a chair or my tiptoes to talk to the rest of you, don't kneel or squat to talk to me unless you're proposing or tying my shoe for me. I find it offensive.

Oops! I am guilty of the stooping thing on occasion. I only do that in situations where there is a din of background noise, because I have really sucky hearing. I hope I've not offended anyone in doing so.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 13th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah thats fine. You're doing it because you can't hear the person..I stand on my toes to hear people in cases like concerts and whatnot. And by stooping...I mean literally BENDING YOUR KNEES and just about squatting like "omg its SUCH an effort to get down to YOUR level". =) No worries
From: moonhaze Date: March 13th, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Preach On!

Lets just say you're not the only one experiancing this idiocy.

One of my dearest friends, Megan, is very skinny and short. In fact, she is 4'7 and barely eats - literally. Take for instance last week. She had no breakfast, two bites of ONE cracker for lunch, no dinner, and no breakfast the next day, and isn't even hungry. That's how skinny and fragile she is.

So nowadays she's looked down upon as the "short stick", not only that, but people also pin-point some other features of hers that they can try to make fun of, since they have nothing else to do. She finds it very hurtful, and whenever I hear someone say something to her that's very rude like that, I make sure I comfront them. It pains me just as much to see what she goes through with her peers and such.

I don't know how many times this needs to be said, but your physical features are not what make the person. It's the heart and personality of the person that make what they are. I find her to be very beautiful on the inside, and is one of the sweetest, most caring people I know.

Don't let people like that push you around, however, explain calmyly how you feel. It will only build discomfort upon yourself if you don't say anything.
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