One More Advantage To Being Short

Many moons ago, I made a list of reasons it was good to be short.  The list was, not surprisingly, short.  But I’ve just remembered one more reason to add to the list.  Being short means the ability to wear children’s clothing1.  Case in point: I wanted to get some of the nice Canada clothing that was made for the Olympics, but I was too cheap to buy it full price.  I figured that I’d wait ’til after the Olympics and see if I could get something for half price2 I knew there was a chance that all the good clothes would be gone, but it was a chance I was willing to take3  Anyway, I searched a bunch of Bays and Zellers after the Olympics were over (and so did my mom) and no good Olympic clothes for adults were to be found.  Lots of stuff for little kids, but nothing for grown ups.  And then I found this shirt:

It’s a kid size 14 shirt. I believe this means that I have the body of a 14-year-old. And for a $15 shirt with no PST, that works for me.

  1. and hockey gear. All of my hockey gear is junior boy’s gear, which is significantly cheaper than, though otherwise pretty much identical to, women’s gear []
  2. I may not have mentioned this before, but I am pretty cheap frugal. []
  3. moreso that I was willing to pay $60 for a hoodie. Did I mention cheap? []

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  • My 12-year old daughter is getting too big for 14-year-old kids’ stuff. It’s possible she’ll be going the other way to save money: buying stuff like men’s shoes and T-shirts. (She already prefers my old T-shirts as pajama tops, and I’m a medium-tall guy.)


  • Leg room on airplanes or in car back seats is another benefit I've noticed. I don't get cramped like some people do.

    @Derek As a former grunge kid I can say wearing men's jeans is quite nice until you develop hips.


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