Saying "So I hear" or something along those lines kills any conversation immediately. You've just got to accept that you're freakishly tall and learn to enjoy it.I've found that telling them that "The way I see things, everyone else is just really short" is about the only thing that works: it agrees with them and gives a starting point to a conversation. I mean, startling someone can be a great way to make an impression - at least you've got their attention!It never bothered me until I was the only girl without a date to the first school prom in year 8.When I asked around as to why I was about as desirable as a four day old milkshake, I was told I was too intimidating. I've had a lot of dating dry spells, and have always been told it's because I'm intimidating.Ender_Will: I don't find tall men intimidating at all. I'm 5'10" myself -- rather tallish for a woman -- so I really notice when men are tall. Think of all the little invisible guys who have to compensate by being obnoxious to get attention.I'm tall for a woman, and guys are always coming up to me a saying, "You're tall." Nice pick-up line, idiot. Usually I just look at him and say, "uh-huh," like I'm waiting for him to say something else, which usually makes him realize what a dumb line it was. Tall guys are only intimidating when they mean to be so.In Kerala, where my family is from, the inheritance of property has historically been traced through a matrilineal system known as Yet, in the United States, this ragtag promise of a perfect union, we have a funny discomfort with feminine authority.Jonathan Franzen found Oprah’s book club label on his novel to be delegitimizing (the joke was on him, I know).
And since I was on the brink of a summer during which I would be promoting a film I directed called her at the same time?But the one that really riles me up is 'intimidating'.I've always had it, ever since my early days as a pigtailed know-it-all in junior school.Those who are trying to ‘live’ opt for those 20K per month bed sitters along Ngong road.Though this move came as a relief to me for many reasons they seem to have sent their proxies to intimidate me down here at the coast.