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9/15/11 5:07 P

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I'm glad I could make you laugh! We're near the same age, I'm 60. I guess I was never picked on about my size, or if someone was making I remark, I would laugh with them about it. when I was a teen, Mom took me to a specialist to see if I was getting all that I was supposed to get. :) He examined me, asked family history, and said since there was short on both sides of the family, and short was the recessive gene, I got extra short. So, he said, this was my normal, this was me. I used to tell that to my friends and laugh about it! I remember saying a few times, the world is built wrong, it's supposed to fit me! and no one has called me "vertically challenged" yet, that's a newer phrase. I'm still shorty, or peanut! :) (altho I'm much heavier and wider!) I'm sorry it irritates you so much. Maybe you'll be able to laugh about it one day. I wish this for you..... after all life is short too. !!!! emoticon

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9/15/11 12:15 P

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Ooookay. It's not just a matter of sensitivity on my part but it was a constant issue when I was growing up. Kids are cruel and a day didn't go by without someone talking about how tiny I was. I'm just sick of hearing it and at just about 65 years old I don't need to be reminded of my size. I know exactly how tall I am and it only bothers me, as you, when things are difficult to reach, etc. I'm loved and feel very necessary in my husband's and childrens' lives, so this isn't a deep-seated lack of self-esteem or self-confidence. Nope, none of that. I simply don't feel the need for anyone to think of me as vertically challenged. I find, as I said before, that it's insulting, rude and totally unacceptable. I wouldn't dream of walking up to someone and telling them they're fat - don't think it's okay to walk up to me and call me vertically challenged. Plain and simple. And, thanks for your comments - I laughed!

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9/14/11 6:18 P

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I've never been sensitive about my petite height (and figure back in the day). I just find it frustrating when I'm trying to dig something out of the washer (top loader), or trying to dig something out of the dryer, or trying to reach something in the kitchen! LOL! When I was working, I had trouble looking into the top drawer of filing cabinets. LOL! I find it interesting that tall men were the ones I was dating when I was young AND I married a man 5'11"! aaahhhh, life is fun! emoticon

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9/14/11 12:39 P

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I don't think so! The only thing I'm challenged about is being called vertically challenged. That's extremely insulting. What I am is tiny, small, shorter than some others. But vertically challenged? Too rude for me. That just lets me know that I'm not 'the same' as others and it's unacceptable. Let's get that out of the description please because it's defeating and not necessary. 'Nuff said.

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