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Problems tall people would understand

Tall stature often looks very commanding and overpowering and seemingly intimidate quite a few. But do you know they also have their share of struggles? Here are some real world challenges a tall person faces on daily basis.

Flying in the air

Aircraft have one fit all seating especially suited for people of average stature. The economy class especially in low-cost carriers is the worst in terms of accommodating a 6-footer as they are forced to sit with their knees pulled up to the chin. The only solution is to pay extra to get either an emergency door exit seat or the first row. And then you always have passengers asking you to put something in the upper baggage area.

 Standard sized furniture

Have you ever seemed a six-footer struggling in a furniture store? Yes, it’s real! Everything is designed for normal-sized people, be it the sofa, desk, chair, or kitchen stall. You always struggle for an ideal position sitting on a chair, have your feet hanging out of the bed, the kitchen shelf is too low to cook or wash, and so on.

 Always bombarded with those shabby questions or one-liners

Have you ever tried basketball game? What’s the weather like up there? What did you eat while growing up? There are some standard yet frustrating questions that a tall person grow up with. And the irony is that the person asking such questions seem them to be witty and new every time!

 Talking to people in a loud place

What you are tall and you happen to visit a concert or music gig, be ready to get a serious neck soreness. You have a choice to either stand still and not participate at all, or spend all the time bending down to converse with your folks. In either case, you will not be very comfortable.

Can’t blend in

You always stand out in the crowd therefore; your friends can always spot you in a crowded area and even you don’t have trouble locating your friend given the arial view. The problem arises when you want to sneak out, are avoiding someone or just want to blend in. Too much attention is often irritating, and then you have some random people asking you to look out for someone in a crowd!

 Showing affection becomes awkward

Have you ever seen an over six-footer hugging an average or below average statured person? It looks like a clamp where one person is squished into the other’s rib cage. There is always an issue of tip-toeing or leaning down.

Though these struggles are real, the benefits outweigh the challenges.

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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