I'm Feeling Short

I am below average height for a man. I have always been 5’6½” inches tall but claim on the roster to be 5’7”.

I didn’t know I was short until I went off to college and saw all these giant guys walking around. Everywhere I looked there were these giant, pizza eating oafs.

My nephew is one of them. I’m not sure where he got the giant genes.

Being short never made any difference to me except one time I asked a woman out on a date and she said she only dated tall guys. Oh well, it was her loss.

Just two weeks ago my sister in law challenged my 5’7” claim. I stretched and strained and yep, 5’6 ½” like always.

But lately I have been feeling very short, shorter than usual.

I hope no one tries to toss me.

11 comments:

terri said...

I've always been taller than average and have always had a problem with it. Being 5'8" in 7th grade was no fun. Peaking at 5'9" or so in high school was even less fun. I'm a little taller than my hubby. He loves it. It still bothers me a little. I never want to wear heels next to him.

Michael said...

I don't think you have to worry about it Wreg. Your actual height is less important than how you're perceived. I'm mean, look at Big, he struts around like he's the biggest dog on the planet and all the other dogs see him that way.

Don't dither over numbers. Walk Tall and you'll be Tall.

You Go, Big Dog! ;)

Jay said...

I'm 5'11 and 7/8" so I always tell people I'm 6'. On internet dating sites I claim to be 6'1" and in chat rooms I'm 6'3". ;-)

Jay Gray said...

Ha ha pizza eating oafs. I do like some pizza!!

Lucky for me and Alan we missed out on the Hunnicutt short gene. Thought I do have a slight case of Hunnicutt head :(

Judy said...

Ha, Ha, Jeremy that is funny. I am blessed with Hunnicutt head and being short!

Reggie said...

I definitely have the Hunnicutt head for sure.

liv said...

i'm feeling kind of fat. i think short would be better. but, just think! you're as tall as your auntie liv!

Reggie said...

Auntie Liv....I understand we may be crossing paths again this summer.

Ali said...

I'm fairly average height for a woman - I'm 5'5" - so no giant, but average.
Every single day at work I feel short, and am teased for being a "pipsqueak".
Krista is a few inches taller, then Zig is something like 6'2" and the other designer is about 6'3" or 4.
So next to them all I'm pretty little...but they like it :)

Doc said...

Short is only in the evey of the beholder

Jahooni said...

Okay I just came back from Vegas and gave like $250 Bucks to a guy that was 5.5 with a Big..... ....
..... .... smile. Don't fret it!
;)~smack