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the story of an invisible girl
2 or 3 inches
I'm only 5'1" tall (although I'm taller when standing on my hands of course). I'm not a midget or anything, but I'm definitely on the shorter end of the spectrum. This is why I am always intrigued by the wonderful email messages I get in my hotmail account, the ones with alluring subjects like I got today: "G0 ahead add 2 or 3 inches its guaranteed".

Two or three inches taller...wow, that would be great! I could probably reach things in my kitchen cupboards without having to stand on the stool. I could see better at concerts. I could buy regular jeans. Maybe people would step on me less often.

Surprisingly, when I read the messages, they always seem to be directed at men. Weird. Who knew so many men were so short? The links they tell me to follow are also disturbingly explicit, not to mention unrelated.

Now my supervisor wants to talk to me about it all. I don't know why, since he's over six feet tall. He can probably already see at concerts just fine.

Maybe tall people want to repress us short people, maybe they like towering over us. Maybe that's why he wants me to stop clicking these links. It doesn't seem fair though. Don't I have a right to let the internet help me grow taller?

Current Music: (I'm just kidding y'know.)

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radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: September 29th, 2003 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm only 5'1" tall

I am 5ft and a little over seven inches, but I suspect you are far more interested in the 7 inches....
cannibal From: cannibal Date: September 29th, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh heh heh... it's true, we want to repress you. Although we have a feeling you're pretty irrepressable... that's why the Man has to keep you Down!

No, you were 1'5" tall when standing on your hands... that would work better if you were 4'11".
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 1st, 2003 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that took me forever to figure out...ya silly guy. (: No, don't just turn the numbers upside down! We'd take my height plus the length of my arms, that's how tall I was. Very tall indeed. Plus upside down.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: October 1st, 2003 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
ahh... grins.
jenx From: jenx Date: September 29th, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
*choke* *snort*
hjem From: hjem Date: September 29th, 2003 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe people would step on me less often.

I'm 5'8" and people still step on me!

I figured all men would like to be taller, isn't it all about basketball?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 30th, 2003 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, then it's not just a height thing? Maybe some of us are just not really noticible. I've always said I'm invisible.

Basketball, that's it! Okay, now it makes sense why they are always worrying about size....
abrokenstarr From: abrokenstarr Date: September 29th, 2003 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
It amuses me that I get those emails along with emails about losing a few inches (around the waist obviously). Unhappiness with size on both ends.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 1st, 2003 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh...good point! I guess people are never really satisfied.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 29th, 2003 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should know short people live longer than tall people so you will get your revenge in the end.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 30th, 2003 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
bandie528 From: bandie528 Date: September 29th, 2003 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
that is one of the greatest things i've read. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 30th, 2003 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Why thank you, glad you liked it!
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: September 29th, 2003 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
That had to be one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. Did I mention how much you crack me up sometimes? :) Well, that about did it. :)

renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 1st, 2003 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

From: blueskies131 Date: September 30th, 2003 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)
i have to say that was good. i laughed out loud a few times, haven't done that in awhile. when read someones journal that is. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 1st, 2003 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why thank you, glad you liked it! (:
guingel From: guingel Date: October 1st, 2003 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found this so funny and clever and so highly amusing that I had to share it with several people :D (I hope you don't mind) Actually, I have yet to show it to my friend who is a bit under 5 feet.

When I told Katie about it, her response was along the lines of "Are you sure she's kidding?" and I was able to refer to your current music, so thank you! ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 2nd, 2003 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Of course I don't mind; I am thrilled to know you liked it so much! Very flattered. (:

Yeah, I was afraid that somebody might worry that I was really that clueless, so I added the disclaimer. Being silly is fun, but not when people take you too seriously....
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