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7/17/08 6:07 P

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My take is that we are cute and cuddly, and they would like to have some of our cuteness. Since it would be terribly inappropiate to hug us, they opt for the pat on the head. :)

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7/17/08 6:01 P

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Isn't it interesting, why do people think it is ok to pat short people on the head!? Ah well no point in stressing about it.

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7/17/08 4:19 P

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Yeah! Kids clothes are generally cheaper! I also have small feet, so I get away with getting pretty cool stuff at good prices!

I hear you about people being patronizing. I have been patted on the head too... such a wonderful, friendly gesture!!! hahahahaha

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7/16/08 8:49 P

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Short people live longer than tall people. I'm 5'2" and I rarely feel short. When I worked at Walmart, I would buy girls clothes when they were on clearance. My stepdaughter insists upon wearing children's clothes although she's 15 and 5'4" since 14s still fit her.

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SALLIE5HAW's Photo SALLIE5HAW Posts: 143
7/16/08 5:24 P

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Hello, I am 4 foot 10 and a half inches tall, 53 years old. The bad news is that people can be very patronising towards smaller people. Even going so far as to pat me on the head! The good news is that when I go shopping and ask someone to reach something from a high shelf for me, I can get into conversation and meet some really nice people. Plus I am very happy with my height, just wish I was a little thinner.

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7/14/08 11:16 A

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WOW!!! Thank you all for the replies. It is soooo nice to know that I am not all alone out there. :)

Another plus to being short, we fit anywhere ... big cars, small cars, airplanes and we probably are much more comfortable than our taller counterpart!



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7/13/08 7:57 P

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I hear it about the age thing..I got carded last night...I'm 33 and I don't think I look like I am under 21!

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7/13/08 3:35 P

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I have been told youth comes with being short. Always look younger that we are. I'll take it!

Glad we could commiserate on the oldest and shortest cousin deal. I have always loved my height so they never had fun making fun of me for it, just used me for the "marking wall" of the family. My daughter is 8 and has legs that don't stop. People can't believe her and my 4 year old son are as young as they are because of their height. This should be fun!

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If satan can't make you sin he will make you busy.

What we dwell on is what we become.
Dwell on the positive.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

The one who leads the orchestra must turn her back to the crowd.


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OXASHLEYXO Posts: 709
7/13/08 9:46 A

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I'm 4'11" 21 years old and I look super young. I work as a waitress and people are always asking if I'm old enough to work yet. One lady even thought I was 10!

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IMMACULATEHEART's Photo IMMACULATEHEART SparkPoints: (19,668)
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7/13/08 7:50 A

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Same here, TDMABRY. I'm the oldest cousin on both sides and I'm the shortest! Hahahaha... I'm proud though.

And also, my eldest son is already "VERY" taller than me. I'm happy...

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JENKARMELY's Photo JENKARMELY Posts: 35
7/12/08 1:42 P

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I love it! When I go to see a patient or client and they say "I'm getting taller than you" I smile and say "you'd better!" emoticon

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7/12/08 8:22 A

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Dragonfly - I feel that pain. I am the oldest cousin on both sides of the family. I couldn't wait for all of my cousins to get taller than me so I could quit being the measuring post (4 ended right at 5'2 with me - yeah!). However, with my cousins' kids AND MY OWN the legacy continues. "Who is taller than Cousin Tammie" game lives on, but it is joined with, "Wow, your daughter is going to pass you up pretty soon!".

I told somebody the other day when they were talking specifically about how tall somebody was that in my mind they can be 5'6" or a straight 6" and it is all wasted on me. Don't know what's going on past 5'4", I still gotta look up.

Tammie

If satan can't make you sin he will make you busy.

What we dwell on is what we become.
Dwell on the positive.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

The one who leads the orchestra must turn her back to the crowd.


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DRAGONFLY1974's Photo DRAGONFLY1974 Posts: 10,583
7/12/08 7:31 A

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I'm 4'11" and I hear it too...all my nieces and nephews are taller than me and they think it is funny. My 3 year old is only 1 1/2 feet shorter than me and my 9 month old is 2.3 feet shorter than me. I know they will be taller than me at 8 or 9 which is when my nieces and nephews passed me!

I actually liked it when I was thin...I could shop for pants in the kids section and save money!

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10K 1:05:44
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Upcoming registered races:
* San Diego Rock N Roll 13.1
*Make It By Midnight 13.1
*Savannah Rock N Roll 13.1
*Paint the Town 5K
*Space Coast 26.2
*Las Vegas Rock N Roll 13.1


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IMMACULATEHEART's Photo IMMACULATEHEART SparkPoints: (19,668)
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7/12/08 5:37 A

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We're all here together. I'm 4'11" and I'm at 59.5 kgs. emoticon

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NWBGN08 Posts: 95
7/12/08 2:44 A

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Hi Susana1164, I read your post and I just had to join so that I could comment on it. It was so funny. Yes, there are plenty of us. I'm 4' 9.5" and it's ok. I really don't feel small around anyone unless they are 6' 5" or so. It is amazing all of the groups that are on spark people. Anyway, I'm here to let you know that I'm here.

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PRAYERANDPRAISE's Photo PRAYERANDPRAISE Posts: 289
7/12/08 12:19 A

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Yes I am almost 30 and I still hear comments about my height first thing out of people's mouth. kinda comes with the territory I think. My ideal is to be a healthy petite person. I like styles of clothes that make being short look great they are inspiration for me.



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7/11/08 5:32 P

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Wow! I feel tall. Who knew that could happen!?! I am 5'2" and thrilled to have you as part of the team!

Tammie

If satan can't make you sin he will make you busy.

What we dwell on is what we become.
Dwell on the positive.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

The one who leads the orchestra must turn her back to the crowd.


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Welcome to the short team!

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7/11/08 3:00 P

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Hi, I'm 4'11" and I get comments all the time and it doesn't help that my DH is 6 feet..

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JENKARMELY's Photo JENKARMELY Posts: 35
7/11/08 12:10 P

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Hi, I am 4'9 and a half (a very important half) due to a genetic condition. I am glad to have found someone else who gets the comments, especially from kids in stores. However, it does come in handy in my work as a teen and child therapist. I am trying to get back to fit after spending the past several years working on my doctoral degree. Nice to meet you! We can keep each other going!

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SUSANA1164's Photo SUSANA1164 Posts: 1,539
7/11/08 11:41 A

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Hello everybody!

I was just saw this team in a friend's sparkpage and had to check it out. At 4'10'' I endure daily comments about my height ... as if!!!! :)

Anyhow, I am happy-well-adjusted-working-to-stay-fit very short person ... Are there other 4'10'' ladies out there??? Besides Lil Kim of course!! hahahahaha

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