Okay, first off, I am not that tall. 5'7" is not that tall, but I have experienced some, if not all these things at one point. My height is on the tall side for girls, and in elementary school, it was way worse. Being the tallest kid in the class can have its downfalls. I still experience some, if not all these things today.
Being tall can be awesome at times! You are literally a giant among most of humanity. You can see everything that is happening in crowds! Isn't that awesome? Unfortunately, such an awesome physical trait can also be a curse.
You know, when you see someone you know, and you misjudge their height. Their face comes up to meet your chest, or for the ladies, your boobs. They hug you, and their face nuzzles right into your boobs as you hug them. Can cause a lot of awkwardly sexual moments.
Beds are too small for you
Aw, you want to go to sleep? You run into the bed and jump in, snuggling into the sheets. You stretch out, and to your dismay, your feet dangle right off the edge of the bed. You pull the covers over you, and the sheets slide right up those long legs. Sucks to be you.
People can't see past your tallness
At events, it can be annoying to be tall. Not for you, because you can see everything that is going on, but for all the short people around you. You turn around to see them craning their necks, trying to see past your tallness. You awkwardly try to move so they can see, and you catch a glimpse of the dismay on their faces. Ugh, sorry. What do they want you to do? Shrink?
People automatically assume that you're good at basketball (when you're not)
"You're really tall! You should play basketball!" Uh, no. I'm like a giraffe on roller skates when it comes to sports.
You easily outpace your short friends
You're walking...walking....walking... You turn around and it looks like your short friends had supposedly vanished. Oh, wait, they're just running to keep up with your giant steps like baby ducklings.
Bathtubs are cramped
Like beds, it seems that bathtubs weren't constructed for your abnormally long legs. You have to contort your body in awkward positions just to fit inside. Sucks, doesn't it?
Your knees never seem to fit under desks
Especially those tight, cramped school desks. Your knees are right at the same level as the top of the desk, and your freakishly long legs don't seem to fit under them. You have to straighten your legs to fit them under, or move up a little. It's hard to put your head down for a nice nap in this position.
You're forced to stand in the back for group photos
Remember being the tallest kid in your elementary school class? You literally towered over your classmates. You grew faster than everybody, and nearly all the kids in your class struggled to catch up. It's picture day, and it was time to get into position. Your grade school teacher made you stand in the very back. But, why? Couldn't I cross my legs and sit in the front? No sorry, that spot was reserved for the short kids. You just had to deal with it, and most likely you still do.
You have to crouch awkwardly to get in the frame
"Group photo time!" Your friend takes a picture and somehow your entire head is cut off. They make you take it again, and this time you have to crouch, or they have to move back... really far.
You were always picked as the goalie
In gym class, the team captains always saved you to be the goalie for some reason. You know, because tall, lanky kids made the best goalies for some reason.
That feeling you get when you meet somebody taller
Your legs are in the way at school, legs, buses, and airplanes
Your legs are awkwardly sprawled out in the aisle because it's uncomfortable for your legs to be cramped up like that. Someone isn't watching and trips over them. Oops... Well, it isn't my fault that school buses have seats super close to each other!
Swings are no fun for you
Want to have a nice, relaxing swing at the park? Too bad for you, because your legs are too damn long! You have to pull them up if you want to have a little fun.
People use you as a beacon in large crowds
"Aw man, where's the rest of the group?"
"No, it's fine, I can see Brian from here. Let's go!"
Your tallness has saved them five seconds of wondering around.
Awkward public bathrooms
You have to take a shit (or pee, if you're a lady like me). You get in, sit down, do your business, stand up, and wipe. Oh...you can see over the stall and there's someone right next to you... Oopsies!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this sort take about the comical disadvantages of being tall. Have a great rest of your day! :)