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36 Pictures Short People Can Relate To

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I'm not short. I prefer the term "vertically challenged." If you're like me and not gifted with height, you know that we short people have some extra struggles in life. Our world is just different from down here. Take a look at these pictures that all of us will be able to relate to.

1. I hope she doesn't mind if I steal this idea and use it if I ever get a cubicle job. I must admit, I'm impressed by the quality. It's thoroughly convincing. 

Reddit | renerdrat
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2. Laundry is definitely a struggle for all of us short people. Just make sure that you're careful not to accidentally fall in and wash yourself in the next spin cycle.

Reddit | beet111
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3. Of all the bad places for short people, public transportation is right near the worst. Luckily we can just use tall people's arms as support if we can't reach the handles.

Imgur | zorroegy
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4. Sometimes we just need a little extra boost to climb up into a big bed. Although if you don't have steps available, you could always try a running start.

Instagram | @tropicalgirl13
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Actual footage of me getting into bed. I may be small and need a step stool, but I am mighty and can jump in like nobody's business. No, really, it's nobody's business.

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5. One time I thought I was a vampire because I couldn't see my reflection, but then I realized that I'm just short. Mirrors aren't exactly tailored to us shorties.

Reddit | jem_
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6. For a short person, baking can quickly turn into a workout because we have to climb on top of counters to reach ingredients. But hey, at least we burn off the calories before we eat cookies.

Twitter | @CommonWhiteGirl
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7. I would just grab another short friend to sit on my shoulders and erase it. Or maybe grab a few of them so we could just push the sign over.

Imgur | Anonymousacc
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8. If you're vertically challenged, you know that taking pictures with tall folks can be extremely difficult, and odds are, you'll be cropped out of the final product. Them's the breaks.

Reddit | pantstickle
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You know what nobody ever talks about? How "normal" pieces of clothing transform into completely different items on short people. Skirts become maxi skirts, maxi skirts become dresses... You get the idea.

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9. My biggest fear is that tall people have a really cool secret that you can only see if you're above 6 feet tall. I guess I'll never know...unless I try stilts.

Imgur | hunterpathugh
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10. This is totally me when I try to take a picture with my tall friends. Pushed off to the side and forgotten. Admit it, you probably didn't even see her at first, did you?

Instagram | @taylorswift
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11. Grocery shopping is much more difficult for a short person. You need cane sugar for a recipe, and suddenly you find yourself rock climbing (which is a great skill to have) inside of the store.

Twitter | @_samantha_jane
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12. What we short people lack in height, we make up for make up for in ingenuity, mostly because we have to adapt to our surroundings, or we'd never reach things.

Instagram | @aloysius.grace
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I'm not gonna lie, when people aren't looking, I'll jump to try to reach. Am I proud that I do this? No. But do I have another option? Also no.

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13. As a short person, shopping for jeans can be a battle. Oftentimes, they come out looking more like a full length romper than pants. Time to head to the kids' section.

Instagram | @atl_elle
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14. Speaking of the kids section... Sometimes we just have to suck up our pride, realize that normal adult products don't fit us, and buy the child's version. On the plus side, it's usually wayyy cheaper.

Twitter | @KylieCruise
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15. You know you're short when your slow-dancing partner of a dog is taller than you. But to be fair, that is a huge dog. This would still happen to some people even if it was a golden retriever. 

Instagram | @mrs.milty
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16. It's hard to look professional or intimidating when your feet are dangling from a chair, and sadly for us short people, this happens more often than we'd care to admit.

Instagram | @ainsley.bea
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It can feel like you have to work twice as hard just to keep up with your taller friends... You have to dress more professionally or risk being told you look like a kid.

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17. Gym equipment isn't exactly designed for us, so we have to start climbing on the seat just to reach the handles of the lat pull-down bar. That's the price of getting fit.

Twitter | @shortgirlprblem
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18. If you're short, you probably sit dangerously close to the steering wheel when you drive, because that's the only way your feet can reach the pedals. Just please watch out for the air bag. 

Instagram | @aliciamiller77
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19. When you're short, every hug turns into a face full of this. Kissing is also a lot more difficult if you're dating someone much taller than you. Talk about a sore neck!

Imgur | ShakeItLikeAPolaroidPicture
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Or something like this happens... No matter how you cut it, it's extremely awkward and uncomfortable. Let's just shake hands, mmmkay? Thanks so much in advance — my dignity appreciates it.

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20. Sitting behind literally anyone is a struggle. Like, could you please move your head? I can't see the screen and I'm definitely not sitting in a booster seat at this point in my life.

Reddit | Kr_Treefrog2
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21. When you're short, your legs have to move twice as fast as everyone else's just to keep up. Listen, you Amazonian goddesses, my stubby little legs just aren't cutting it.

Twitter | @relatable
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22. For some reason, people feel the need to remind you that you're short. If I had a dime for every time someone said, "Wow! You're really short!" I swear this would be my life.

Twitter | @SHORTGIRLS
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23. If you have a tall lover, you could look like a cartoon couple. 

Giphy | TLC

Also...people will constantly be picturing those intimate moments happen between the two of you.

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24. Why do people call us "little and cute" all the time? It's super patronizing. I am a grown adult and am not cute. Treat me as such, thank you very much!

Imgur | JasontheFuzz
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Sometimes, when everything is getting to you, you just need to take a step back and realize that this is your life now, and everything is fine. Or not. up to you.

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25. Your proportions are right, but next to other people, something looks wrong.

Reddit | magopus6
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26. You have just as much love to give as a big person, but sometimes, it's hard to give it.

The Berry | The Berry
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27. No one takes you seriously when you get angry

Twitter | @TaylorxLovely

At worst, you look cute and mildly irritated.

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28. Hey at least it's one way to stay fit without going to the gym!

Funnyand | Funnyand
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29. Concerts also really suck

Tangythai | Tangythai

Unless you have someone else's shoulders to sit on.

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30. Good thing that behind-the-scenes camera tricks can allow for us to look normal in pictures and not be cropped out. I sincerely hope that these two get married. So cute!

Instagram | @will_ent
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31. Sometimes, it feels like no matter what you sit on, your feet don't touch the ground 

Gossip Cop | Gossip Cop
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32. What works perfectly for you, doesn't always work so well for others

Twitter | @realphotobombs
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33. Let's not forget that your life consists of staring at chests

Instagram | @dolce____
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34. This is a constant problem.

Twitter | @_delaneyciara

No, not getting hit on by hipster dudes lookin' like a cheap John Lennon. I mean you're never tall enough to be in a selfie.

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35. I don't need to tell you how frequently this happens

Twitter | @shane_kistasamy
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36. But at the end of the day, sometimes it all works out

Twitter | @Allllyyyyyy

One person's shirt is another person's dress!

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