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Updated on Sep 1, 2020. Posted on Oct 9, 2015

21 Things You'll Only Understand If You're The Tallest In Your Friend Group

The fear that one day you may actually get mistaken for being your friend's mother.

1. You automatically bend down for every group photo.

I always tend to bend down in group photos #tallgirlprobs lol but last night was fun :)

2. Because you usually only remember how tall you are in comparison to your friends when you look back at pictures.

3. Especially if you're cut out of them :(

#tallgirlproblems @isabelkay50 @cdub1459 @payselbs @KatieLinder1

4. The vast majority of your friends only come to boob or chest level.

5. You can’t borrow anyone’s clothes because they’re all too short on you.

6. Or anyone’s shoes.

Nice shoes @GemmaCook_PR - hold on a minute... how big are your feet babes?! #tallgirlproblems

7. You're the designated selfie taker because you have the longest arms.

"Let the person with the longest arms take the selfie...that's usually me" -@karliekloss

8. And you're responsible for retrieving things from the top shelf for your shorter counterparts.

9. Which also means you get all the top shelves in the kitchen.

10. Your friends often get excited at the prospect of being your height when they put heels on.

11. Which lasts all of two seconds before you put your heels on.

12. You always get to call shotgun in the car because your legs simply will not fit in the back.

Being tall + car rides + no leg room = majorly uncomfortable. #tallgirlproblems 😩

13. But you're well accustomed to standing behind your friends so they can see.

John Shearer / Getty Images

Protect short friends at all costs.

14. Nobody seems to be able to walk as fast as you.

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–all of your friends to you.

15. You can rarely share a mirror to get ready because they're never at the right height for you.

16. You're always the overarm hugger.


17. Sharing an umbrella is often a test of your friendships.


It's either too high for one person or too low for the other. You can never win.

18. You've played the "let's compare different hand sizes!" game at least once. / Via

No surprise, your hands are always the biggest.

19. You've been forced to be the big spoon so often that you've actually grown to love it.

Being the big spoon is so comfortable!!! Change the game ladies!!

20. At one point you've had the irrational fear that people will mistake you for being the parent of your shortest friend.

21. But there's nothing better than having a group of friends that conveniently double up as excellent arm rests from time to time.

That tall friend.... #tallgirlproblems

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