Can't reach the top shelf Get used as an armrest Need to use a stool to look in your front doors peephole Have to stand on your toes to get to some of the higher counters Can't reach the shower head Can't reach the monkey bars at the playground Can't change some lightbulbs, even with a stool Have to sit or stand on the counter to get to all the cabinets
Of course, every short person has had the experience of not being able to reach a high shelf or taking some height-related joking from friends or co-workers. In some fields, being short is a definite disadvantage. For example, a short person has to be comparatively better at basketball or football if he wants to compete with taller players. Being short also can make it difficult to find clothes that fit properly since most clothes are constructed to fit people of average or slightly above average height.