18 Too Real Things Only Short Women Will Understand

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This is fifty shades of accurate.

As a 5'0 woman, I love being short.

There are a lot of perks to being a small girl in the middle of a big world:

  • You always have leg room on plains, trains, and buses.
  • You can wear whatever heels you want without towering over your date.
  • You will stay petite your whole life — which guys find cute as hell.

But it's not always easy being 5 feet small. Sometimes the vertically challenged can feel like there are so many things they're missing out on.

Here are the 18 things only short women will understand:

1. Shopping is the absolute worst.

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2. You can’t see into most bathroom mirrors without standing on your toes.

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3. When any tall person walks by, you instinctively do this.

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4. You're never eye to eye with people.

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5. Driving can be somewhat problematic.

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6. You can't look intimidating no matter how hard you try.

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7. You go to great lengths in the name of food.

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8. This is pretty much your everyday mantra.

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9. Hugging can get awkward.

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10. Hanging out with your friends tends to look like this.

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11. Trying to buy pants. Any kind of pants. At any store.

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12. You still get carded for R-rated movies.

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13. The deep end of the pool is not your friend.

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14. Getting stuck behind anyone at the movies means you won’t be seeing it after all.

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15. You find yourself saying this 5 times a day.

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16. Driving in the afternoon is cruel and unusual punishment.

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17. You get defensive when people point out how short you are.

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18. Despite all its hardships, you love your short stature.

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