No matter how good your points are, they’re ignored, because it has already been decided you have nothing of worth to contribute amongst such company.Ask most short men if they have ever suffered through this dispiriting experience and chances are you’ll get a buttload of yes.Because of this I tend to mostly shut up about the subject.
But it turned out that quack was way off and I stopped gaining inches not long after my 13th birthday.
As soon as I appeared the older girls would shriek with delight and chase me until I couldn’t run anymore.
When they finally caught me I would then receive a big hug and sometimes a kiss on the cheek before finally being set free to play or be chased by another groupie. The tiniest kid — boy or girl — at Mee-Yah-Noh Elementary, I looked more like a doll than a typical kindergartener.
What people don’t know is that height is also a major factor in wage differences.
According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Blink,” it is estimated that an inch of height is worth an extra 9 a year in salary.