It happened a few weeks ago when I was grocery shopping. The brand of cearl that I needed was on the VERY top shelf. So I stood there and debated climbing the bottom shelf to try and reach it and right as I was about to an older gentleman approached me and asked me if I needed something and he got it down for me. It was really nice of him, but also embarassing that someone 5'1" can't reach a shelf with a product that's fairly popular (evil wal-mart...).
Earlier this week the same thing happened at home. I was going to have a bowl of cearl and the containers are on the VERY top shelf. I usually just end up climbing the counter and standing to get it. But, my mom looked over and said "you need something off the top shelf?" "Yeah..." It's funny though. I don't mind being short, I would rather be short than tall. However, I'm a little disheartened when it comes to one thing that I love; the fashion industry.
Runway models have a requirement to be 5'8" tall, that's SEVEN inches taller than me! So all the clothing I wear was made for someone that tall in mind (exceptions do exsist of course like with Katie Moss whose 5'6"). So what about women who are short? We have a petite section for women under 5'4"...but not all woman are clothes hangers. Some women do have figures (unlike models...) and are skinny, but are lost because the fashion world wants clothes hangers and flapper girls (again there are exceptions, but generally speaking).
When T-shirts are given out for events (Relay for Life, college etc) they're all in adult sizes. Well...they're designed for women 5'5" and up! I have a shirt for a religious group I'm active in on my college campus and yesterday I did it so it would fit me (and not engulf me). I know how to resize oversized shirts (these are smalls too!) and I'd have to take out around 5 inches or more of fabric.
I guess my complaint is I wish that the fashion world would appreciate women who are shorter and realize that some people have figures. It's great they're giving more to people who are plus size, which is great! But...what about petites? What about people who are skinny with figures?
And this is why I'm working on making some of my own clothes and designing my own clothing patterns...