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[-] [email protected] 82 points 1 week ago

Fair. But there's no stepladder that will help you mimic my power of sitting comfortably in trains, planes and busses.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 4 days ago

Elective surgery though...

[-] Zachariah 31 points 1 week ago
[-] samus12345 24 points 1 week ago
[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 week ago

I know this pain. It hurts me more than you'll ever know. Mazda hates tall people.

[-] UltraMagnus0001 2 points 1 week ago
[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

Yeah, I was gonna get a brz after failing to fit in the Miata but they said I'd only be able to test drive one if I ordered it(someone already reserved it). I tried to test drive a mustang but the dealers didn't take me serious (didn't even bother to let me look inside).

I went to acura and got me the new Integra with a manual. I love that car, I don't care if it's a dressed up civic si. I loved the civic I sold because of the oil dilution problems. that's life.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago

I can guarantee if the story is true or not but my father talked regularly about a neighbor that he knew when he was a kid.

The neighbor was a ballet dancer above 2m tall and was driving an old school mini.

To be able to fit in it he removed the front seat and was driving sitting in the back seat.

[-] [email protected] 27 points 1 week ago

That isn't even the worst thing. Sinks are. Especially those big, deep professional ones where the bottom is somewhere south of your knees. But even ordinary sinks are almost always too low to be comfortable and you have to do this little half stoop/lean to use them properly.

Also showers in hotels. The controls are low, and sometimes the showerhead is at or bellow shoulder height.

Squeezing into an airline seat is comparatively fine, and I tend not to have to worry about the guy in front reclining because they physically can't. And the look of fury dying in the eyes of the chap who just turned round to complain about it is a memory that warms me to this day.

[-] dohpaz42 8 points 1 week ago

My shower at home was set at 6’2”. I’m 6’3”. Luckily they sell shower arms that can raise shower heads, and they’re hella easy to install yourself.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

At home I can deal with it (and have done). Hotels are a different story and they don't all have shower heads you can reposition. I've even been in ones where the gap between my head and the ceiling would not fit a showerhead between.

Same with sinks and work surfaces. If I control the space you can bet it's all comfortable for me, but I don't always had that luxury.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago

Seriously, I'm not even that tall and my knees are still always embedded into the front seat.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

It would be nice to be able to change your height at will… and have portable holes.

[-] MutilationWave 5 points 1 week ago

I've got portable holes. They go everywhere with me.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

Well … do they contain an extra dimensional space that can fit both legs?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Ever heard someone say "I really put my foot in my mouth"? That's what they are trying to find out.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Pass
That sounds even more uncomfortable.

[-] [email protected] -2 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Remember it's never ok to be mean to people, just because they are taller than you and you feel insecure about that fact

Edit: /s

[-] TheBat 6 points 1 week ago

Stfu lanky or I'll steal your kneecaps.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

I'm almost of average height for a woman in my country. Even if I thought height mattered, I would have very little reason to feel insecure about it. But since men are on average taller, I still count myself as being part of the short people.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

The fact that my first reaction to this was shouting "fuck you" internally probably just reenforces the idea that short people get aggressive about their height.

[-] rtxn 19 points 1 week ago

you're closer to hell, it's understandable

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

No I fucking don't

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago

Honestly, we’re just envious of your affinity for mining and singing jolly work songs.

Wait, I’m thinking of the Welsh, aren’t I?

[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 week ago

Average height here defending the shorties. Enjoy your back pain, air travel, and hitting your head on everything.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Clumsy short people and projection, smh

You should have made fun of our tendency to die young and pretty

[-] ZMonster 1 points 1 week ago

Lol, so true. I always try to share the reach with others when I can. But after being married for about 15 years at the time, I found a bag of candy on top of the books on the bottom shelf. So I went around the house checking all the low areas and there was a veritable TROVE of sweets - everywhere. They were even in the garage that only I use. Partner was horrified that I found them and then wouldn't say how long this had gone on for. I can only assume the entire time because I did find a few things like chocolate oranges that they only sell around the holidays. Every once in a while nowadays I see a wrapper, but the stash has been replaced and no one is talking. Mischievous.

[-] teft 16 points 1 week ago

Do short people not climb on each other like some sort of LEGO construction?

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

I believe the correct term is Voltroning

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

And yes, that’s how we defeated hellstar remina. You’re welcome stiltleggers

[-] ClockworkOtter 2 points 1 week ago

I'm guessing you've not heard of manual handling in the workplace.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 week ago

I mean, I get that short people have no reason to live (Newman et al.), but turning them into step stools seems a bit cruel

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

I live to construct and rearrange everything at my workplaces to suit myself and make the talls have to deal with it. *maniacal laughter*

[-] NucleusAdumbens 1 points 1 week ago
[-] franklin 11 points 1 week ago

Yeah but tall people have the problem hitting their head off of stuff that's just not a problem for most people so honestly I'd take being short if I could

Ooh and air travel sucks as a tall person.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Virgin giant:

  • Bumps head on the stupidest things
  • Whines about air travel
  • Can’t handle an unfinished basement
  • Has to buy special clothes
  • Cries when they have to pick something off the ground
  • “Do you play basketball?”
  • Blocks people’s view.

Chad shortie:

  • Can wear top hat anywhere they want.
  • Walks under any obstacle with ease.
  • Knows how to hem trousers.
  • Can see into the fridge without crouching.
  • Lovingly compared to the heroes of the shire.
  • Low center of gravity.
  • Can be taller by standing on literally anything.
  • sneaky as heck
[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 week ago

We remember the tall people who make these jokes and when the lean times come, it will be you begging us for the food in our larders. We will remember then, too.

[-] shalafi 9 points 1 week ago

What was it Robert Heinlein said about the best revenge being to outlive your enemies? LOL, we short fuckers live longer.

Heard the term "little old man" or "little old lady"? Yeah, that's why they're old.

[-] Rustmilian 8 points 1 week ago

I just fly.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

What did I do to you to hurt me this way?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago

Their power lies elsewhere. Have you ever seen a tall person at a grocery store trying to dig out a product from the back of the bottom shelf?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago

I'm not gonna lie. I feel very grateful to have been born reasonably tall. As in, tall enough to see in a crowd, not so tall as to have difficulties with clothes, vehicles, etc. I feel bad for people who are like 6'7" cause the world just isn't built for them.

[-] The_Picard_Maneuver 2 points 1 week ago

That's where I am too. Taller than average, but everything still feels like it was built for me.

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