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    19 Moments That Are A Rite Of Passage For Girls Over 5'9"

    “oH my GOsh dO YoU pLAy BaSkeTBaLl?”

    1. When you were younger, the first thing people would ask you is if you played basketball.

    Me, a 5’11”: *exists* Everyone: “oH my GOsh dO YoU pLAy BaSkeTBaLl”

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    And they'd have a look of disappointment when you told them no.

    2. When you shower at your friend's house and have to bend over to wash your hair.

    My apartment is very old and I just have to ask did people used to be smaller or am I just a giant because my head is always touching the shower head.

    @MemeQueenTwitch / Via Twitter

    Damn those low shower heads!

    3. And also having to bend over the sink when you wash your face so you don't get water everywhere.

    Tall people problems: When the sink is low and splashes on your pants

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    4. You can never find cute shoes that fit.

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    I can't help that I have clown feet, okay?!

    5. You always hit your head on things.

    the worst part about being tall is hitting your head on the moon every night

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    Even getting into a car is a carefully thought out process.

    6. "Leg room" sounds like a far away dream.

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    7. And forget about trying to drive a car smaller than a Sedan.

    When you’re super tall & riding in a small car & realize that should the airbags for some reason go off, it’s likely that they’d essentially throw your knees into your face 😳😂😩

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    Unless you like your knees by your ears.

    8. You make eye contact with strangers over the top of toilet cubicle doors.

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    I didn't mean to make this uncomfortable, but here we are Janet.

    9. When you go on nature walks, you get all the spider webs in your face.

    Walking face first into giant spider webs is definitely among the worst things that happens in life

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    Apparently other tall people don't like nature.

    10. You're always wary of low ceilings.

    I've hit my head on the chandelier in my dining room about 500 times. When you short people wish you were tall, don't.

    @WyattStroud9 / Via Twitter

    ESPECIALLY when low hanging chandeliers are around. Why are these a thing?!

    11. Skateboarding, ice skating, paddle boarding, surfing, and skiing are EXTRA terrifying for you because the ground is so far away.

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    Falling hurts tall people more than short people, don't @ me.

    12. You can't wear jumpsuits or playsuits because they make your crotch look unflattering AF.

    This is why they need to make jumpsuits and rompers for tall girls.. 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️

    13. You're always at the back for group photos.

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    You can forget about showing off your cute outfit – the only thing making an appearance in these pics will be your floating head.

    14. You immediately turn into André the Giant whenever you decide to wear heels.

    My official height is “when I wear heels, men tell me I'm too tall to be wearing heels"

    @NicoleAuerbach / Via Twitter

    But you wear them anyway because heels are SO CUTE.

    15. You never have a problem in crowded places because you can see and breathe over everyone's heads.

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    16. The downside? When you're at a gig and people just EXPECT you to stand at the back.

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    THIS IS MY FAVORITE BAND, I WILL BE AT THE FRONT THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

    17. Long sleeves barely reach your wrists. "Maxi" dresses are never really "maxi".

    u ever just throw a mini tantrum cuz nothing is made for your size. the car is too small, the ceilings too low, the pants are too short ughhhhhh im TIRED

    @d_lamb29 / Via Twitter

    You always look like you're wearing two sizes too small.

    18. But you never have to hem gowns and ~fancy~ dresses.

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    They always fall just right.

    19. And finally, you never need help reaching for things on the top shelf at a store.

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    Which is great, especially if you have social anxiety and don't want to talk to anyone.