Guest blog submitted by MandeeCoyMaiden.
I’ve pretty much been taller than average since I could stand up. In my preschool class photo, I had to stand in the back row with the all the boys (cooties much?). In the size-order kindergarten line, I was the tall, lonely child at the end with no partner (there was an odd number of students). I’ve been tall enough to go on any rollercoaster since about age 7, and the list goes on from there. This is compounded with the incredible insecurity about height given to me by my similarly-sized mother – nothing would make her happier than to see me wearing flats every day and slouching over.
Then of course are the lovely words of wisdom instilled to me over and over again over the years:
“Don’t worry – the boys will catch up to your height sooner or later!” Well folks, I’m 22 now, and it still seems like I’m towering over 90% of the guys I meet. One day, when I was feeling extra insecure about being tall and wondering where exactly all the tall men were – I did a little research.
The countries with the top five tallest men (in order) are as follows: 1. The Netherlands, 2. Denmark, 3. Sweden, 4. Czech Republic, 5. Norway.* I immediately requested tourist brochures to all of the above places, and am currently trying to convince my friends to go to on vacation to Stockholm next summer.
Fortunately, I have overcome much of my height-induced insecurity. I’ve started wearing heels on a regular basis, and get a little surge of pleasure every time a short person asks me to reach something on a high shelf in the supermarket or mall. But, I still hesitate to give my number to guys that seem too short for me. Does any girl enjoy feeling like a giantess? Maybe in time I’ll overcome this – if not, I guess I’ll consider immigrating to Scandinavia.
Does anyone else feel insecure about their height? Which tall nation would you move to?