When you’re tall it’s easy to unintentionally make life tough for people that are shorter than yourself.
I’m an honest 6 feet 1 inch tall, but I’ve often had awkward conversations with my girlfriend’s friends who tell me that I must be wrong because I’m taller than their boyfriend and he’s taller than 6’1”. The convo usually goes something like this:
[Friend] “Doug, how tall are you?”
[Doug] “I’m six one.”
[Friend] “No. You can’t be six one because Jeremy is six three and you’re MUCH taller than him…”
[Doug] “Sorry I don’t think Jeremy is actually as tall as you think he is, or perhaps as tall as he says he is.”
The reason I bring this up is because I’m actually quite a bit taller than my girlfriend and often times do make her life harder with what I’ll call, “tall tendencies.” I am however getting better at recognizing when I create roadblocks for my girlfriend with these tendencies. For instance, she will no longer have to risk life and limb to enjoy breakfast because I’ve now put the cereal bowls on a shelf she can reach.
You’re welcome, baby…