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The Army at least keeps a good size variety of uniforms for us, but other gear, forget about it. I'm issued a sleeping bag system that is supposed to be a mummy bag, and barely covers my shoulders. My PT uniform shorts make me look like Magnum PI.


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Posts: 4370 | Location: Clarksville, TN | Registered: December 31, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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6'5

60" chest

33" inseam

39" sleevelength

14 6E shoes.

Ugh....


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Posts: 1116 | Location: Fayetteville, NC | Registered: April 05, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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then the clothing stores claim to have a big and tall section,
but when you get there they ave two , 2x shirts,
Not 2xL's , just 2x.

that pisses me off on a regular basis ,
and a 40 " waist is NOT a big size.





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Posts: 44105 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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At 6'4, I'm considering petitioning the government to recognize being tall as a disability. Most things are designed for folks maybe 5'9 and below including but not limited to countertops, stoves, yard tools both powered and unpowered, and many other things.


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then, THEN!
there are the push mowers with push bars that are a foot too short,
the leaf blowers, and weed trimmers that are also a foot too short.

oh sure the chiropractors like them , because thats where the tall folks end up after trying to use the deficient tools .





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Don't forget the strollers. killer on the back.

and as I found out recently when our Korean exchange student broke his leg - wheelchairs are not made for us normal size folks to push around either. we borrowed one to show him Boston, that sucked all day - for me. he had a great time...



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Posts: 5467 | Location: in the red zone of the blue state, CT | Registered: October 15, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Don't forget the strollers. killer on the back.


In your previous post you said you were 6' 8". That has to put you in the 99th percentile of men and 99.99th percentile among women. Considering that the overwhelming majority of stroller pushers are going to be around 5'3"-5'9", I wouldn't expect much response from the stroller manufacturers when you inform them of your plight. Smile
 
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^ They do make stroller extension handles and bars, but I've always wondered why they didn't just make the handles on strollers adjustable to being with.




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Yeah but the ladies dig tall guys! I feel your pain, 6'6" here also.
 
Posts: 2414 | Location: Blaine,MN USA | Registered: March 06, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yeah but the ladies dig tall guys!


I will go check with Bonnie ( after 35 years together)





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Posts: 44105 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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then, THEN!
there are the push mowers with push bars that are a foot too short,
the leaf blowers, and weed trimmers that are also a foot too short.

oh sure the chiropractors like them , because thats where the tall folks end up after trying to use the deficient tools .


And don't leave out wheelbarrows...nothing like digging the snout into the ground after you finally get the load moving Eek


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Posts: 6721 | Location: Southeast Tennessee...not far above my homestate Georgia | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Oh... my kitchen and bathroom sinks are too short.


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Posts: 4862 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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In a hurry today putting on a shirt, took a full on against the rotation shot from the ceiling fan. Index finger is bruised and it broke skin between the index and middle finger. Really considering moving all the ceiling fans to get the blades above 8'.


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My PT uniform shorts make me look like Magnum PI.


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Oh... my kitchen and bathroom sinks are too short.


if I thought for a minute that I would be in my apt. for another 6 years ,
I would put a 2 x 4 on end under both the kitchen cupboards and the bathroom sink.





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Oh... my kitchen and bathroom sinks are too short.

My bathroom sink reaches just above my knees. I really dislike this standard of low sink levels.



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Long have our people been oppressed!

Tall people of the world, Unite! 6'4"+

Mirrors. Sick and tired of looking into a mirror and only seeing my chin or throat. Having to stoop down just to see myself is annoying.

Hate flying....because 98% percentile in height sucks in commercial seating.


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I'm not bitching @ 5'10". Thought I wanted to be tall (my adoptive father was 6'4") but after reading this thread... I'm fine.


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Posts: 2271 | Location: AZ | Registered: July 18, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a personal campaign.

Why in Gods name are the small clothes on the top rack and the largest on the damn floor? Every time I have anyone helping me I ask them this question. Not a one has an answer, better than "this is where we always put them".


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Posts: 3980 | Location: southern Mn | Registered: February 26, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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and the retail end of this rears its ugly head.

I sold mens casual wear for 4 years ,
we only had two sales per year.

It never failed that we would have 350 size small shirts on the sale table next to 200 size medium shirts and 45 large size shirts, 16 size Xl and no xxl or three xl.

year after year , sale after sale and its been that way , I wonder if it still is.

same way with pants.

and no buyer from seattle could ever explain why they almost never have many more larges and xl's.

they have the ability to order more they just do not do it.

what in sam hell do they have against large men ?

if you are consistently out of stock in the larger sizes, why ? why ?
wouldn't you order additional larger sizes?





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