Photos That Prove Beyond Doubt That Being Tall Can Be Extremely Painful


You’d think being tall would be a breeze. You can tower over your enemies, you can see danger coming from all directions, you can reach stuff on high shelves, etc. However, being tall isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, as the following photos will show you. From not being able to get comfortable on public transport to never being able to relax in the tub, being tall ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. You thought being tall was all about playing basketball really well and accessing hard-to-reach places? Think again.

Sure, being small isn’t exactly great either, but tall people don’t get it all their own way. Not by a long shot.

Here are just a few of the many, many ways that being a tall guy in a short guy world sucks …


So you’re walking down a busy street in the rain when you’re suddenly blinded by the point of an umbrella digging into your eyeball. Not the best result. And worse still, you’ve further to fall when you collapse to the ground clutching your face in agony.


Trains and buses aren’t designed for tall people. You can’t sit down because your legs are too damn long, and you can’t stand up because the ceilings are too low. On public transport, you have no option but to stand there stooped over like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.


Yeah. Thanks for that, bath manufacturers. Is it too much to make a bath that actually fits anyone over six feet tall?


When you’re having to cut a hole in your ceiling just so you can exercise, you know house builders have it in for you.


Is everyone in Europe and Japan five foot tall? What’s with these tiny little cars? How’s about making cars for tall people instead of for Oompa Loompas, eh?


The same goes for planes as it does for trains and buses. We know the airlines are trying to squeeze in as many people as they can, but come on. Do they want tall people to end up with deep vein thrombosis or something? What are they supposed to do? Cut off their legs?