Fun fact: I’m shorter than 5 feet tall. For reference, Snooki (you know, the “Jersey Shore” self-proclaimed “meatball”) is 4’8”, just about where I’m at on the height spectrum. Or lack thereof.
As a result, there a lot of things I hear as a tiny human. “How's the weather down there?” “No offense, but…” “Hey, can you reach my high five?” The list goes on.
But being a shortie can be tough, guys! Admittedly, a lot of the “short person problems” that exist in this world are reasonably funny, aka needing to sit on a pillow to drive a car or keeping a step stool handy to reach the top cabinets.
Those are just the obvious ones, though. For the lesser-known dilemmas those like me face, we have people like Quinta (@quintabrunson).
Quinta did the short world a favor by tweeting a since-deleted photo of herself in the mirror. Or, rather, of her forehead in he mirror. You see, the mirror was so high up -- I mean, I guess it was regular height up -- that Quinta couldn't even see herself in it.
For reference to how small Quinta is, check out the trailer for her web series.
The tweet brought to light the biggest issue to plague my lifestyle as a small female who enjoys doing her hair and makeup. What Quinta may not have known (or maybe she did, because short people have a sort of unspoken camaraderie) is that her sad forehead photo would spark an outpouring of sad forehead photos everywhere.
Public establishments, please tell me you’re paying attention! How many dates do I have to go on where I just hope I don’t have food stuck in my teeth before justice is served?
Here’s my own #LowerTheMirror photo, because again, camaraderie. (This is my parents’ house, mind you. The disrespect!)
Thank you, Quinta, for literally remembering the little people.