I’m a big guy. 6’3", 240 pounds, all muscle*. I’m too fucking big for this planet.
Clothes don’t fit me. My legs are longer than usual, but normal enough that I can generally buy stuff that fits. But, my torso is long. Looking at me it’s not as if I’m some kind of freak. But, clothes made for humans just don’t fit on me at all. I’ve become used to turning down the free t-shirts that get offered to people at most events these days. They can be XXXXXL, it matters not. Unless you make them extra tall, it’s not going to fit. Every shirt I wear is from LLBean. They are one of the only places around that makes nice clothes in tall sizes.
Finding hunting clothes is basically impossible. LLBean won’t even make them in tall sizes. What do they think? Hunters are all short little dwarves? You can get a hunting jacket or shirt made for a 500 pound fatso with no problems at all. But, try and find one that’s made for a person a couple inches taller than normal and you are just shit out of luck.
Cars don’t fit me. I recently was shopping for a new car. I don’t fit into fucking anything. I drove a 1994 Ford Explorer. I fit into that. The new ones they make now won’t fit me. My head scrapes along the roof on the car. My hair gets static and messed up. This is a full size SUV, not some prius for Og’s sake. I love the Subaru Baja’s. It has everything I was looking for in a vehicle. I walked onto the lot and the salesman took one look at me and just sighed. He knew they had nothing to offer me. Now my asshole friend is going to buy one because he’s normal sized and has listened to me talk about how great they are. Fucker.
Hats. OK, WTF is up with hats? Cars and shirts I can at least find, albeit with some difficulty. I am 28 years old. I’ve been buying stuff on the internet for nearly a decade. I have never in my life found a baseball cap that actually fit me. Not a one. They can take this “one size fits all” and go fuck themselves. One size certainly doesn’t fit my huge damn head. I can adjust the back to the largest setting and the hat will still just perch atop my head like a Jewish kippot.
It would be nice during certain outdoor activities to not have the fucking sun baking my sweating Irish brow all damn day. Don’t even try and suggest some kind of visor. Even if I could swallow my own vomit long enough to put one of those fucking things on I would probably discover that they don’t make them large enough to cicumnavigate my huge noggin.
I wear a size 12 1/2 shoe. Sometimes I can fit into a 12. Sometimes I can fit into a 13. Most of the time one is too large and the other too small. Due I suppose to some international conspiracy against tall people every shoe manufacturer on the planet makes half sizes only up to size 12. I guess us big footed people just have to suffer.
I’m wearing shoes right now that are too damn big for my feet. The 12’s were too small, so I bought the 13’s. To remedy the situation, I went to WalMart and bought those Dr. Scholls foot gel things. I figured they would help take up the extra space. They come in a big size, and you are supposed to trim them to fit with scissors. Guess fucking what? They are too small. What. The. Fuck. The damn short people are going to need to trim them down to fit no matter what. It’s not like making them big enough for me would have bothered anyone.
I mean, being tall does have it’s advantages. I can see over cube walls with ease. I’ve read studies that show we tend to get paid more. I’m easy to pick out of a crowd.
But these positives are outweighed by the entirely avoidable disadvantages our society puts on tall people. I mean 6’3" isn’t exacly a giant. My brother is 6’6" and I can’t even imagine what he goes through. I’m inside the bell curve of height enough that stuff should fit me. I should be able to get a hat that fits. Maybe at a special store, maybe on the net. But, it should at least exist. A full fucking size SUV should fit me. They can have pedal adjusters for you little elves who can’t reach down. But, it’s easier to get tiny people into big stuff than it is to get big people into tiny stuff.
This fucking planet sucks. It’s just too damn small. I want to get off.
- The above referenced muscle includes lots of fat.