(quote) ED-20630 said: Paul,
You make the purchase of a good pair of elevator shoes sound like a worthy investment.
Now, since I'm 6'4", I won't be buying them. Instead, in an effort lift spirits, I will point out a few things that the "not-quite-so-tall" don't have to be concerned about:
> Airline seats are much, much more comfortable for the less-tall. I have negative legroom in nearly all airline seats. It is impossible for the person in front of me to recline.... Very uncomfortable for me too.
> Jeans (plain old Levi's) are very difficult to find in any store. If I find a pair, I usually buy them.
> Can't buy hemmed dress slacks in a store. I almost always but un-hemmed shacks and have them hemmed by an in-house tailor.
> The ONLY stores that I can walk into and buy slacks or long sleeve dress shirts or long-sleeved T-shirts off the rack are Nordstrom and Eddie Bauer.... That's it... Not even Macy's. Big and tall stores don't count because their clothes tend to be more on the ugly and out-of-style side of fashion. Mail order from "Land's End" or "Eddie Bauer" is my next good choice.
> On rainy days, pedestrians put their umbrellas right at eye-poking-out level. It can be dangerous out there.
> Most vehicle seats are not built for someone 6'4". Discrimination!
> Tables are too low and the backs of most chairs aren't tall enough. Oh the humanity! I look forward to see my chiropractor every so often so he can get the kinks out of my back, neck and shoulders. If only chairs and table were build for tall people, then life would be much better... but then the short people would complain that their feet don't touch the floor when sitting.
> I recall walking into a movie theater a few years ago. As I passed a couple sitting to the left of me, the woman whispered.... "Gosh, I hope he doesn't sit in front of me!" Now if I was paranoid, I might think that she said it just loud enough so that I could hear her.
Feel better yet?
I couldn't agree more, since I have the same problem.
Things I would like to add to the list.
There are a lot of houses made only for those that weren't so tall. The first house I looked at I bumped my head on the ceiling coming down the stairs and I have always have to look out for the low hanging chandeliers.
Recently I was in a roller coaster, and I was severely hunched over from the harness that had to come over my shoulders, plus I couldn't brace myself since my legs were too long to stretch out in front of me.