who is petite here?

Philippines
October 24, 2007 8:56am CST
Well, I only stand 5' flat. My friends always make fun of me because I'm small. They always call me "kid." Sometimes I get offended with it because some of my classmates in college treat me as if I'm a disabled person just because of my height. But hey, I proved to some of these people that they were wrong. In swimming and volleyball, I was better than them. Well, I just hate being underestimated just because of my height. I'm not a disabled person. I can also do what they can do. right?
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19 responses
24 Oct 07
i've never heard such comments on short people, my best friend stands at a mere 4.11 and it hasn't hindered her life in anyway. Yeah she's been teased called shortie and such like, but she doesn't take offense. I on the other hand am 6ft, i've also had lots of teasing, whats the weather like up there etc. Try to shrug it off, a lot of people will continue to tease you purely cos you take it so seriously
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• Philippines
25 Oct 07
As i've said, I also laugh with them even if I was the one they were making fun of. But there are really times that they were like that. You don't know my friends, they would do everything just to make fun of someone and sometimes they were not aware that they were hurting someone with their jokes. Even my other friends feel the same way as I am.
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
24 Oct 07
ME ME ME!!!! I'm shorter than you! I'm only 4'9" he he he he...but height never bothered me. I LOVE being tiny even though it's hard for me to reach stuff put in high places, but taller people'll usually help me out. ;-D I'm sorry to say that you college friends treated you that way. None of my friends ever treated me that way even though they are mostly taller than me. No matter what, just enjoy your life and your accomplishments and don't let anyone else ruin your day about your height. What matters most is what's inside you. :D
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• Finland
24 Oct 07
By the way, I learn that it's GOOD to look forever young...look at all those people trying to look young by using so many different ways. ;-D I don't mind being underestimated as long as I know my own worth. ;-D
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• Philippines
25 Oct 07
Yeah... That's what I'm doing right now. I just look at the brighter side of a small lady.... Stay young!
• Finland
25 Oct 07
Yes, gorgeous dreamer, let's stay young! ;-D
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• United States
24 Oct 07
I am 5'3" but no one really picks on my height. Well my hubby is 6' and he will sometimes. I know I am short and can't reach everything so that is mainly when he picks on me. Also my brothers will pick on my height. But they also pick on me all the time anyway. If they know it bothers you they will do it more. Also remember usually the ones picking on you know you and do it just to have fun. Try this, when someone picks on you laugh with them. I am not sure when it stopped but my brothers dont pick on me as much. Or just ignore them completely and then they might stop. Good Luck!!
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• Philippines
26 Oct 07
I always do the same... But there are times that these people's jokes are not joke anymore and they are really offensive. But I always try to ignore as much as I can.
@foxyfire33 (10021)
• United States
24 Oct 07
I'm 5'3" and somewhere around 110-115lbs normally. I know exactly what you're talking abot. It's so annoying that people think I'm weak just beause I'm little. I also don't appreciate how people think I don't need to eat much either. I always have a huge appetite and can eat a lot but restarants are constantly trying to give me the half orders of what I want or people will just give me small portions in comparison to "normal sized" people. I even remember one dinner where all the "larger" people were given seconds and I had to go without because all the leftovers had been divided out amongst the larger people and it was assmed that the one small serving I got was enough for me. It's also frustratingto me nderestimated in so many ways. It's like being stuck at age 14 forever.
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• Philippines
25 Oct 07
Sometimes, I feel frustrated with my height especially when I go to a boutique and I wasn't able to buy the shoes or dress I want because they don't have my size, it's really very frustrating, right? But I thought to myself, if I'm gonna pity myself for the rest of my life, it's like I'm not enjoying my life, so I just have to look at the brighter side of being a small woman. Let's just enjoying looking young... At least we don't look old...
@kara5287 (299)
• United States
24 Oct 07
that is right! i am only 5'4" and only weigh 105 lbs. so people underestemate my strength alot. but they soon learn i might be small but it's what's inside. what drives you is what makes how big of a person you are not yout physical size.
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• Philippines
25 Oct 07
you're right... i was more inspired to be a better person. i wanted to show them that small people can do better... hehe
@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
24 Oct 07
I am 5foot 8inches, a bloody giant compared to lots of people! I think some people lie about their height, pretty much all men anyway.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Reason for that is pretty much all women reject men if they aren't 6ft or taller.
25 Oct 07
Mmmm, im really small myself but i like it.. when im with my friends im treated as the baby of the group, partly cos im the youngest aswel like. of course you cna do the same things as they can, thers nothin to hold you back, as im sure you know yourself,, think of the advantages of been small :] you wont be taller than your boyfriend you won't look lanky small people look cute =]
@ellie26 (4114)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 07
I am a small frame and I only stand 5'2'. But lucky for me, I look taller than I am actually is because of I am skinny. I have seen many smart short people around and I even worked with them before. So never underestimate others because of their physical appearance.
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
I'm 5'1" and even though I'm the eldest among 4 siblings, I'm also the smallest. My 12-year-old sister can carry me on her back even; she's a bit taller than me already. I've been called "little girl" and I've often gotten comments that I look younger I really am. But I don't think anybody ever made fun of me because of my height; but I guess it was because a lot of other people were shorter than me.
• United States
25 Oct 07
I love this discussion! I am only 5' 1" myself! My kids are taller (except my 5 year old) than I am and have been since they were 10! I tell them its their turn to help me reach things up high now. When they were little I told them I needed them to help me reach the lower items in the grocery store! I also have a saying I tell people that make rude comments regarding my height, "Good things come in small packages, diamonds, emeralds, dynamite and ME!" by the time I finish they are usually laughing and apologizing all over the place. My sister is my height and our mother is a bit shorter. My sister in law is only 4' 11". I love being tiny. I can squeeze though crowds faster and height has nothing to do with intelligence!
@morais (1)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 07
Hi Gorgeousdreamer, I'm 4'5"...never felt short. It's who we are INSIDE and what we are made up of...character and stuff. Today I feel like Im in the clouds above...I feel great. Iv so many friends that Iv helped out in many ways and they all look UP...UP ok at me. Im a 'materializer' if I may put it that way. So short is no hitch to anything. If someone teases you, u don't have to react but just smile remembering that u are wiser and that other person probably is 'handicapped' as he/she has not the wisdom that you have... cheerio
@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
Hey, Don't mind them. They just insecured coz your cute same as me. smile!:) Im only 5 feet and 1 inch. I am not insecured with it. Actually, Im the smallest in my family. My sister is 5 feet and 7 inches, My kuya is 5 feet and 6 inches and my younger brother is 5 feet and 8 inches. My father is 5 feet and 5 i nches and my mother is 5 feet and 2 inches. So? whats the big deal on that? Im the cutiest of them all. hehehe. Your cute so be proud of it. happy posting. :)
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Though not 5 ft or under, I don't reach 6 ft either and some (usually women) say that's petite/puny for guys.
@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
24 Oct 07
Yes, very right! I stand 4'10 and I look like 12 years old, you are far taller than I am. Well, my friends call me big and tall. Why? I am one their most enthusiastic confident friend who does what they can't do. Just show them that you are more than your height!
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
24 Oct 07
hello friend, i'm also petite, i stand 5'1". no one really underestimate me because of my height but my brothers and hubby use to tease me about it. i don't get offended cause i know they jst like to joke around and i am not ashamed of being a petite woman, it's actually cute and most of friends are also petite. NO one can put me down just because of my height though i like to be taller i am still contented of what i am now since we can't have everything in life. have a blessed day!
@kodie420 (872)
• Canada
24 Oct 07
I know where your coming from. All my life I have been pretty much smaller then everyone else. Even now I'm almost 30 and I'm a little over 5 feet myself. It use to really bother me but as I got older I didn't really look like I have aged at all. I like being small it cheaper when it comes to buying clothes and shoes so thats a real bonus in my eyes. You know how the saying goes, good things comes in small packages.lol
• India
24 Oct 07
even im just 5'2..i hav suffered a lot bcos of tis...ppl always judge us by our height...i hate tis behavior of others....they feel tat v ppl are not capable of doin anything rite...v hav to prove them all wrong....
@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
24 Oct 07
Hi gorgeousdreamer! Im also petite Im 5foot 2 inches. And your so right we can do anything they can do too. Listen petite people are beautiful and dont you forget it!LOL
@latinvari (192)
• Turkey
24 Oct 07
what can i say i don t know but short peoples not a bad peoples.