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19 Embarrassing Situations Every Short Woman Has Lived through ...

By Lyndsie

Being short is pretty awesome most of the time. You can fit into neat places, you're a shoe-in for the first few rounds of limbo, and people always want to pat your head. However, if you're ... oh, let's say 5'3" or under, you know that the world is made for taller people and you've probably found yourself in some awkward, embarrassing situations that nonetheless make other people laugh. A lot.

1 Getting Caught Standing on the Counter

Getting Caught Standing on the CounterHigh cabinets are awful. What purpose do they even serve? Word of advice: always shove everything you never use in the high cabinets.

2 Getting Caught Standing on a Shelf at the Grocery Store

Getting Caught Standing on a Shelf at the Grocery StoreHigh shelves, man.

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3 Basically, Getting Caught Standing on Anything

Basically, Getting Caught Standing on AnythingMaybe we should just start carrying around step stools and grabbers or something.

4 Drowning in Five Feet of Water

Drowning in Five Feet of WaterStop asking us to go in the deep end so you can laugh as we desperately try to tread water.

5 Trying to Climb a Tall Chair

Trying to Climb a Tall ChairOr high-tops at restaurants. Or a large vehicle. Or a particularly tall toilet. You get the idea.

6 Trying to Get down Again

Trying to Get down AgainEspecially when both butt cheeks are numb and your foot's asleep.

7 How We Look in Tall Chairs, Period

How We Look in Tall Chairs, PeriodYES, MY LEGS DANGLE, ISN'T IT CUTE? I CAN'T FEEL MY FEET!

8 In Fact, Let's Address the Toilet Problem

In Fact, Let's Address the Toilet ProblemBecause the struggle is real.

9 Getting Caught in the Washing Machine

Getting Caught in the Washing MachineHappens to me daily. Nine years together, Heather still laughs.

10 Playing in the Snow

Playing in the SnowNot only is it embarrassing when your friends try to bury you, but your pants always get so wet.

11 Hugging Your Tall Girlfriends

Hugging Your Tall GirlfriendsEven when you very much enjoy boobs, faceplanting in someone's breasts is just awkward for everyone.

12 Faceplanting in Heels

Faceplanting in HeelsFaceplanting in heels is worse, though. Especially since you're only wearing them in a bid to look taller.

13 Readjusting Your Car Seat in Front of Anyone

Readjusting Your Car Seat in Front of AnyoneHAHAHA, I KNOW, I HAVE TO PULL MY SEAT UP SO CLOSE TO THE STEERING WHEEL! Seriously, though, driving while short is so uncomfortable.

14 Taking a Selfie with Taller Friends

Taking a Selfie with Taller FriendsThey're hunching down, you're on your tiptoes, and everybody looks ridiculous. So at least there's that.

15 Getting Caught Looking into a Mirror like This

Getting Caught Looking into a Mirror like ThisRaise your hand if this has happened to you. Higher.

16 Being Used as an ArmRest

Being Used as an ArmRestNot cool, tall people. Not cool.

17 Buying Pants

Buying PantsAny pants. All the pants. The pants are all bad.

18 Getting Caught Wearing Tights

Getting Caught Wearing TightsI actually have never tried this and think it's genius.

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