My Tall Traveler Woes Featured in Irish Press

Jul 31, 2013

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I’m headed to Ireland later this summer and was emailing with a friend of mine there when he passed along a link to this story in which I appear called “Why Being a Tall Person is the Worst Ever” that is apparently making the rounds on the Emerald Isle.

Now, I love being tall – it’s part of who I am and I wouldn’t want to be any other way – but this article does call out situations where being tall is a real drawback, including trying to fit into your average European shower, people constantly remarking on your size, not being able to sit in some cars’ back seats, and getting dirty looks at movies and concerts when you block out the view of people behind you.

Tall people problems
Tall people problems!

The article also includes a picture of me from my trip to the St. Regis Princeville on Kauai where I had to be extra careful to avoid banging my head on Exit signs on the low ceilings.

The only thing I thought this piece was missing was a call out of flying in coach, which is pretty much impossible for me at 6’7”, but as you can see from this picture of me on an intra-European Lufthansa flight, sometimes even business class isn’t roomy enough.

Even business class isn't big enough sometimes!
Even business class isn’t big enough sometimes!

All in all, I don’t complain about my height – especially because I can use my points and miles to fly in comfort all over the globe, but this article made me laugh out loud…and who knows, maybe I’ll get recognized on the street during my trip to Ireland!

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