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I mentioned in a post this week that I happen to be 6’1″. Most people seem to think being tall is pretty cool. I agree. *wink*

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As much as I like it now, I didn’t appreciate it growing up. It wasn’t easy being taller than everyone in your class. Guys included. Β The downside of my height was all I saw for a while. Out of everything, what really stood out were the comments that people made. Here’s a short list of the comedy that comes my way.

“You can’t be 6’1″, I’m 6’1″. You have to be at least 6’3″. At least!”

When I tell you how tall I am, don’t argue with me about it.

Do you meet people taller than you?

I’m tall, not a freak of nature. Of course, there are people taller than me.

Can I climb you? (yes, someone has said this to me)

Rude. Crude. And socially unacceptable. That is all.

Do you play basketball?

Every tall woman or person for that matter doesn’t have an interest in playing sports.


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18 Responses to #TallGirlProblems
  1. Kita
    March 14, 2013 | 6:16 am

    The basketball one although I may not ask I will think it. I can’t believe someone would ask if they can climb you WTH no ma’am that is just rude.

  2. Natalie
    March 14, 2013 | 7:47 am

    I remember when I was taller than a lot of people and I disliked it too…it’s hard growing up…but like you said you like it when you are older. Yes people can be really rude.

  3. Alison Pringle
    March 14, 2013 | 9:01 am

    Love it! I hate when people argue with me about my height! It’s very true, “no, you’re not…”

  4. Krissy
    March 14, 2013 | 10:18 am

    was the person who asked could they climb you your husband? if so, A+ lol

    You are tall and made me feel extra short but im used to it lol *goes and sits next to Amber* lol

    • Cam
      March 17, 2013 | 10:33 pm

      Haha!! My husband knows better than to be that corny!

  5. Kristin
    March 14, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    Can I climb you? Seriously!?! Wow. Some people…

  6. GoodLooknOut
    March 14, 2013 | 5:25 pm

    Wow… Sometimes we as people can be so insensitive. I’m probably quilty of a a few things myself!

  7. Mai Bateson
    March 15, 2013 | 12:43 am

    God created everything different… We all have purpose in this world. I love your height! And I don’t care if I am only 5’2, haha! I love mine too! πŸ˜‰

    • Cam
      March 17, 2013 | 10:31 pm

      Absolutely!!! Rock that 5’2″!!

  8. Emmy
    March 15, 2013 | 8:40 am

    My husband is 6’8″ and his sisters are 6’2″ and 6’1″ so yea– he has heard it all. He gets asked all the time by random people how tall he is and his favorite thing to do is tell people he is 5’20”– always throws them and has even had some say, there is no way you are 5 foot!

    There are sometimes people taller than him but he doesn’t like it, he likes being the “tallest” πŸ™‚

    • Cam
      March 17, 2013 | 10:31 pm

      I love his response! I may have to steal that. It’s even better that people don’t always get it. LOL!

  9. GG
    March 15, 2013 | 10:50 am

    I can so relate to this. I’m 5’9″ and I have been this height since my early teens. I was always taller than everyone in my class since kindergarten. The kids called me Olive Oyl and all kinds of lovely things πŸ™‚ And like you, I didn’t appreciate my height until I became an adult. Now I love being tall! It took a long time though for me to become comfortable with my physical self. LOL, for some reason, finding out that you’re tall makes me feel like we’re old friends. I can relate πŸ™‚

    • Cam
      March 17, 2013 | 10:30 pm

      Whenever I meet another tall woman, I have an instant connection. It’s like we have to be cool, we’re in the same club, right? πŸ™‚

  10. Abigail
    March 15, 2013 | 11:30 am

    “Can I climb you?” REALLY?! People are so weird! I’m short/average height but I was tall as a kid. I just had my growth spurt super early in life and while everyone else kept growing I just stayed about the height I am.

  11. LaShawn
    March 15, 2013 | 7:24 pm

    SOme people are so insensitive. Enjoy that height girl!

  12. Bethany
    March 15, 2013 | 7:47 pm

    Ugh! People can be so obnoxious with height comments sometimes. There was a company called I Love My Height that made witty tees to answer the random comments/questions that tall people get. I’m 6’2 and bought the one that says “No…I don’t play basketball”. I think there was even one that said “No climbing allowed”. Unfortunately, the company’s website is down so I guess it’s no longer in business. P.S. happy to find another tall blogger.

    • Cam
      March 17, 2013 | 10:28 pm

      Yay! Always happy to meet another tall girl too!

  13. Quiana
    March 19, 2013 | 9:42 pm

    Like Emmy my husband is 6’8″ and always gets asked the bball ? but he did play ball but it’s still annoying. When ppl ask he tells responds “No, I’m a jockey.” It’s priceless seeing their faces! I can’t stand when people ask him, “How’s the air up there?” That’s SO dumb. I’m preparing for my daughter to be tall too – at 2 1/2 she’s already well over half my height and people think she’s already 4. Estimates are that she’ll be at least 5′ 10″ and at 5’6″ I’m going to be the runt of the family!

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