General chatter - The conspiracy theory of tallness...

08-11-2009, 11:29 AM
Hey ladies and gentlemen...

A strange thing happened to me yesterday...

For people who don't know I am having a sleeve-gastrectomy tommorow. Anyways, my boss and I were chatting about it and he asked me what is the goal weight my doctor suggested and I answered 70 kg (154 lbs). So my boss gulps and goes



I just went "Umm... I am exactly 170 cm (5.58 ft)"

Then he said it couldn't be possible because I am taller than he is (true) and he is 180 cm. At least that was his height during his army service. I had to show him my height measurement to convince him.

So my question to you ladies and gentlement is....

Do you look taller than you look? :p

08-11-2009, 11:32 AM
I have no idea, I always figured I looked about my real height.

But it's just crazy some guy thought he was five or six inches taller than he was. I don't even get that.

08-11-2009, 11:46 AM
Actually I do get the you must be over 170 a lot from men rather than women. I know that in front of many European and Americans I have an average height but for most medditereneans I am huge. I am not very fond of wearing high heels in my every day life since I am taller than many men and women even when I wear flat.

08-11-2009, 01:50 PM
i WISH this happened to me... i'm 5 foot 2... lol. Everyone looks huge to me! :)

08-11-2009, 01:57 PM
i WISH this happened to me... i'm 5 foot 2... lol. Everyone looks huge to me! :)

I know exactly what you mean :lol:.

08-11-2009, 02:02 PM
I'm 5' 2" also. But, my X was 6' 5" so everyone looks short to me now. I get kind of strange looks I get from guys who are around 6' when I say they don't look all that tall to me. :D

08-11-2009, 02:05 PM
OK, I've NEVER met a man who admits to being shorter than 5 ft 8. Seriously. I am 5 foot 7. I can be looking down on the bald spot on top of the guys head, and he INSISTS he is 5 ft 8.

I worked with a guy like that -- he insists that he is 5 ft 8 and every time he'd get on an elevator, you'd wanna ask him if he'd like help reaching the top floor buttons. This would mean that I'm 6 ft 3 and I'm not. I'm 5 ft 7...

It's a guy thing...


08-11-2009, 02:15 PM
Lol Kira, I was always suspecting that doctors check on us and go "Woman, let's tell her she is 10cm shorter", "Man, let's tell him he is 15 cm taller"

08-11-2009, 02:29 PM
People guess I'm taller than I am sometimes. More so since I've lost weight. The thinner you are, the taller you look, IF your tall. I think. :?: I don't mind though, I prefer being tall :)

08-11-2009, 02:51 PM
Remember...guys think two inches LOOKS 12"

08-11-2009, 02:52 PM
I KNOW anything I might add to the above will be mod deleted...



08-11-2009, 02:58 PM
lol im 5'4 and my sister is 6', my dad is 6' mom is 5' the shortest one out of my family lol so i feel short pretty much all day everyday...its alright though, because i dont hit my head very often.

lol at kira and annie :)