Saturday, September 10, 2011

Short Man's Complex

Last night we ended up hanging out at our little club bar. It was "Happy Hour" all night. Which meant that the usually really cheap drinks were REALLY cheap! Some people I was hanging out with got a beer, a glass of wine and my mixed drink (thanks!) and their total was $5. SCORE!

So while we were getting our drink on we were sitting outside on the little patio talking to some neighbors. This one neighbor is very small. He said he's 5'7" but I think he added a few inches since I'm 5'5" tall and I'm pretty sure he's not really taller than me. He said he weighs 120 pounds. So pretty slim and not too tall.

I'm sure I've mentioned here before that my husband is a big man. He's 6'6" and he is pretty solid.

(Here he is with our kids and his mom)

We are sitting at he picnic table with this neighbor, we'll call him "Steve" since that's a pretty universal name (and his too!) All of a sudden, Steve, who has had his share of the happy hour drinks, realizes just how much bigger Scott is than him.

It's bigger than my LEG!

What size shoe do you wear? (15)
WOW I WEAR AN 8 1/2 :cough: 8

Seriously he said that

He even had Scott pose for a picture with him. Scott was being a REALLY good sport through all this. But it went ON AND ON AND ON.  It started to get really uncomfortable after awhile. Eventually we made excuses to go inside to get away from him.

Here's a few things you should never say to someone that is really tall.

1. Did you play basketball?
(not every tall person plays basketball and I think this is the most asked question)

2. You're like A GIANT!
(Gee thanks for pointing that out)

3. How much do you weight?
(umm personal?)

4. You must go through a lot of food!
(why yes, yes we do)

5. What size shoe do you wear?
(see above)

6. LOOK AT YOUR HANDS! and then proceed to put your hand next to the "giant's" hand. Then look at his wife and wink.  (NICE!)

7. How did you get so big?
(ummm how did you get so small?)

Tall people are like everyone else, just bigger! No need to point things out, they KNOW they are bigger than you!Pin It


Chris H said...

sounds like that Steve is a bit of a nutter!
My husband is 6'2" and luckily he does not get asked silly questions like that!
I hope you are having a nice weekend.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

This is just rude.
He's just jealous.
As a female I admit I prefer a tall man!
Even though I am short I have always dated tall men too.
I am drawn to big men. Hubby is 6'2" and I'm 5'2" thankfully. I get short stupid questions.

But sometimes you can't match wits with those that are this guy! You hubby could have just stepped on him and squished him. :-)

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