Let Me Be Brief

June 10, 2008

I read somewhere that short men are more discriminated against than African American men. Statistically that seems to be the case. Statistics also show that women are turned off more by a man being short than by a man being overweight. Indeed, t'was Randy Newman who said "Short People Got No Reason to live". I'm sorry if these words are hard to hear, but statistics don't lie.

What about women though? Hollywood tends to perpetuate the myth that tall women are irresistible, but most guys don't actually want a girl who is taller than them, so where does that leave the tall girls? I always used to wish I was shorter, and I have just found proof that short girls really are as adorable as I suspected.

Short Girl
By Creed Bratton

Ooh, mama, with your tiny little legs
You’re like a dachsund
In human form
And that makes you okay
In my book

I want to throw you up into the air
Like a ball of shortness
And catch you when you fall down
And put you into my jacket pocket
That I have lined with pillows and string cheese

Yeah, mama, you’re small and nice
In those little lady clothes
That you wear so well
You could be a minus-sized fashion model
And that’s the truth

Short girl
You make my day

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  1. Some people say I'm short...but I'd like to think I'm average. My goal growing up was 5'8". Needless to say, my "mind over matter" theory didn't work so well. :) My b-ball days envy your height!

  2. your family picture is soooo cute! i am short and i hate it!!!!my goals was to be at least taller than my mom... oh well. i think i've been the same height since 7th grade :(

  3. Being short isn't adorable. It's inconvenient. Imagine if you could reach the glasses in your own kitchen. If your husband put cookies on the 2nd shelf of the cabinet so they would be off limits to you. Come one, that's just cruel. Obviously I'm clever enough to realize that all I need is a good sturdy step stool. Trouble is I've discovered that's all a 4 yr old needs to reach the knives and a 1 yr old the sugar jar. Oh to be tall.