Monday, November 7, 2011

Let Me Reach That For You

I'm tall.

If you've seen me, you know this.

Not abnormally tall, just...taller. Like, compared to most girls.

Most times I like it, sometimes I don't.

Here's one reason why I don't: monkey arms.

What are monkey arms, you may ask? Monkey arms are what I call my extremely long arms. They seem normal enough to me, until I start to try on winter coats.

What is it with winter coats and their short arms? I'll put on a coat, and I'm liking it, and I'll reach out my arm to brush hair out of my face or grab my phone and what in the world - whose freakishly long arm is now halfway out of the sleeve?

Really?! Really.

Most times I love my arms. For reaching purposes. But there's something about having sleeves that are too short that make me feel ridiculous. Come on, I really can't buy this coat because the sleeves are too short? What are my options, here?

(And then there's trying to cover my ankles with pants. Well, let's not get into that right now. I'll just say that highwaters really aren't my preference.)

Someone please tell me I'm not alone in this? I'm sure guys don't have a problem because they're allowed to be tall...

1 comment:

Michelle said...

You poor thing! But I can SORTA relate...seeing as my problem is the opposite! I'm 4'11". Coats swallow me up and pants drag on the floor. You may feel like a monkey, but I feel like a kid trying on mom's clothes all. the. time. Even the "short" jeans are too long. I guess if you are an "extreme" then the "average" world doesn't accommodate you. We should totally open a store together and call it "Short and Tall"!

btw...what's with Target and their shoe arrangement?? WHY are the small shoes sizes on the TOP shelf and the larger sizes on the BOTTOM shelf. I can't ever reach the size 5s! Logistically, it should be the other way around, don't you think??

Great post. They all are. As always, I enjoy your blog ;)