Life is unfair. God does follow the law of averages. What else can possibly explain the reason for Maria Sharapova crossing the six foot-four inch (and she still is rising ) and people like me..who huffed and puffed to the five foot mark??!!
Yes, Im short. Whenever I look at my taller friends(its worse with the boys..coz now they are ALL nearly six footers!) or even aquaintances, I always imagine what it would be like to see the world from that elevation, to be able to look over people’s heads, to buy jeans n wear them without altering, to be able to reach the upper reaches of the cupboard, to be able to jump and easily put the ball in the basket, to be able to reach the ground sitting on a cycle and to pose for photos without hesitation! The world according to me is growing taller. The six foot mark is normal for any boy now( no wonder Amitabh Bachchan’s long-legs-talk has disappeared!) and the five-foot-five is perfectly normal for any girl. What else can possibly explain the six foot long jeans becoming standard today. (half of which is cut off for me to wear) or the non-availability of shoe sizes? It is so irritating to dance and regularly get punched by some high-rise’s elbow or worse to be at the correct level to smell armpits!! (@!#!).
Will the global warming cause mutation of gene causing everyone to grow upto seven feet?? Will the next generation have matrimonial columns filled with “Seven foot three inch, beautiful,fair..blah blah”?Hope I dont get to see all that !! Make way for the new suffering, not mentally challenged or physically challenged…its the VERTICALLY CHALLENGED!
PS: This post was written in frustration after one disastrous shopping trip yday!