You’re tall? You’re curly? You’re both? Then you’ve probably heard one of these before, and the chances are great you’ve heard them zillions of times:
“How tall are you?”
“You’re so tall!”
“Have you ever thought about relaxing your hair?”
“Can I touch your hair?”
“You’re so tall why do you wear high heels?”
“How’s the weather up there?”
“I like you better with your hair straight.”
“You’d look better with your hair straight.”
“Do you play basketball?”
I’ve heard them all. Over again and again and again and again and again.
The main issue you’re facing when you’re different in some way is: how not to be rude with that person who thinks he or she’s the first one to ever ask or comment about how tall you are, how big your hair is or anything else it is you have that is noticeable. Because the problem is: people are awaiting for an ANSWER.
I’d love to just leave.
“How’s the weather up there?!”
And I leave. Like I’ve just heard the far-off voice of an angel calling my name or something. But I can’t.
Then I can’t say what goes through my mind. Well. Not each and every time. Sometimes I do. Out of exasperation. But then I regret it. So I generally try to be nice, and polite. But wouldn’t it be great to live in a world without filters sometimes? A world where we could speak our mind for real, just like these people do – because let’s face it, they do. If they had filters, they wouldn’t say these things and we would never have to hold back the truth, ever.
I often get asked: “What should I say when someone tells me this or that?”, “What would be a good answer when someone asks me this or that?”. The truth is, I don’t have great answers to these questions other than: just stay there and smile like a moron.
Or, be ready to hurt someone and to live with it. Your call.
Today, a sneak peek inside my head, for every time all people saw on the outside was:
What would YOU say, if you could speak your mind freely…?? 🙂
And because I’ve heard both:
And I did this once. Would definitely do it again. Was fuuuuuuun.
Inspired by Sabrina R. XD
You know that expression, “the grass is always greener on the other side”? Well, I have found in life ithat’s generally true. Do not Knock your Curly Hair! I would give up a rib for that! My hair is so thin and fly away, I can actually put it up in one bobby pin! (where it is right now due to this horrendous heat here in NYC). I often tell people, “I dont have hair, I have feathers”. Love what ya got ladies! I would do just about anything for a full head of curly hair! Weather be damned!
Every time I see this tall and curly character All i see is me color complexion hair and height and attitude
I absolutely love your blog. My hair is crazy curly and while I usually love it, life’s definitely hard when all your friends have long, shiny, straight hair. you’ve boosted my confidence about my hair and have made me love it even more!!
I’m 5′ 10″ and have extremely curly hair, and if I’m not commented on my hair, it’s my height. This blog is SO relatable and it boosts my curly confidence and also gives me a great laugh
You really make me feel better about my curly hair. I always stuck out barely any of my friends have curly hair and the ones that do straighten it. With the comments and the hair touching sometimes I wish I could get away. Your website has taught me to be myself. I don’t know what I would do without you thank you. Also to make matters worse I’m am the tallest one in my friend group. so everyone can stare at me with my crazy hair. thankfully I have Tall n’ Curly. so thank you so much.
Lmao these are the best pick me ups for us tall AND curlies
I’m 5’6 lol,that made me bust out laughing!I would’ve loved to see his expression!
i have curly hair and im 5′ 10″ and only 15.
anna pavlova says
wow my friend (& most gorgeous girl i’ve ever met) embodies your main character perfectly
her name is cynthia a*** n******
LOL. I am short with kinky hair. I usually don’t respond to comments about my height or hair but one time a girl said “You look so much better with your hair straight” and I replied “You sound so much better with your mouth closed.”