Is it Politically Correct to Make a Comment on How Tall Someone is?

This is not ment to offend anyoneone. I’m just simply making a statement.


It is typically rude to make a commit about someone’s size, shape or form. A mother would typically discipline her child if her child went up to someone and said, wow your fat! But would a mother do that if someone was tall instead of fat? Personally, I’m a pretty tall and constantly get remarks and smirks’ of how tall I am. On average day I probably get at least five comments every day from the grocery store to school. I’ve heard questions like, how tall are you? And do you play basketball?
Now if I was an average height and saw someone who was extremely fat I wouldn’t go up to that a person and say how much do you weigh?, or, How much do you eat? Would you do that? Of course not, that’s rude. But why can someone go up to me and ask those questions but not to a fat person? Now I’m not discriminating against obese people or anything but its true!
People think I can’t hear what they say about me. But I can, I see it in their expressions, eyes get wide, mouths drop, people whisper to each other and stare, and stare. Heck even some of my teachers make smart remarks about me. Huh… it’s awful and annoying. And the worst thing is I can’t do anything about it! Trust me; it’s a constant battle just to get through the day trying to be normal. If there was a magical be shorter pill I’d be the first one in line to get it. I feel like I got the crappy end of the stick when God created me. But say if I was obese instead of tall no one would dare go up to me and ask how much do I weigh, no teacher, no one at the grocery store, no nothing.
So why can’t it be the same. This doesn’t just apply to me but to anyone who is some what different or short. Over the years I learned people are ignorant and sometimes dumb. They don’t get it. They don’t seem to think I’ve heard that joke, or that remark. But I do, and hurts my feelings too. But yet again I put on a fake smile under my rage and move on until someone else comes along and says the same exact thing. I want to mouth them off or tear them into pieces if someone makes fun of me. But, I don’t because it’s only human to make fun of something or someone who is different that you.

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3 Responses to Is it Politically Correct to Make a Comment on How Tall Someone is?

  1. Lily says:

    Wow. People are odd. I never get distracted by tall people.

  2. Rachel says:

    Yeah, I get remarks on my height too. I’m really short, and even though I’m only thirteen, I’ve pretty much stopped growing (4’11″). There’s a kid in my classes who is almost seven foot, and when he gets down on his knees he’s as tall as me. We all joke about our height, because he laughs and makes fun of himself too.

  3. Nate Price says:

    I am very sorry that you must put up with the ugliness every day of peoples’ evident cruelty for their fellow man. But please remember, there are thousands of people who love to be as tall as you are. Short end of the stick! God made you the way you are for a reason. Perhaps you should be thankful that the loving Creator made you as unqiue as he did. I hope that eventually you can find some peace, and that someday the comments no longer hurt but bring you some sense of pride in who you are and the way you were created.

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