If you’re tall, the world takes notice, and those blessed in terms of height spend a lot of time answering the same old questions: How tall are you? Do you play basketball? Is your romantic partner tall, too? But politely repeating the answers to annoying gawkers isn’t the only struggle those over 6-foot-and-counting deal with daily. Sometimes the world is just too small.

From all the way up there, our vertically advantaged friends notice a bunch of problems the 5’11”-and-under crowd just can’t fathom. Some of these daily conflicts go way further than making tall people hunch, but, most importantly, they all require creative solutions that deserve an upward salute.

1. As if fees weren’t enough, banks brought this customer to her knees while trying to pick up a few 20s. The situation made her smile in the moment, though we’re not sure her knees would remember the experience just as well.

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2. When the room doesn’t fit your stature, wear it like a big old hat. This vertically advantaged fellow grew tired of hunching over for the entirety of the party, so he fashioned himself a brand new height-related conversation starter.

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3. The 6’8″ groom and 6’4″ bride got the best wedding gift of all — making their average height friends look silly as heck in the photos. To drive home the payback, the bridesmaids were relegated to kitten heels and flats.

4. Zack hoped for a fun day at the zoo, but instead of laughing at the monkeys, he learned his wingspan was larger than that of an average gorilla. Somehow, all the animals seemed a little less impressive that day.

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5. Adapting to a small stature world requires flexibility. In this case, some views are worth doing splits for. Good thing this guy wore his stretchiest pair of cargo shorts.

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6. To borrow from Zoolander, was this water fountain designed for ants? How did they anticipate basketball players to drink from something this low to the ground? Clearly, they needed some taller people to look over the blueprints.

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7. Car of your dreams? Check. Face full of bugs? Double Check. We’re not saying Lambos have height restrictions; however, a half-million-dollar car should, at minimum, keep your teeth mosquito-free.

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8. Forget a sunroof. This big boy driver’s got a speedster with a dome dome. Unfortunately, conversation with the other passengers is nearly impossible unless you scream against the wind.

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9. It makes you wonder, did this particular fan inspire the shirt, or does this poor chap get bonked by ceiling fans on a regular basis? Stay safe out there, long-necked brethren.

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10. Nova Scotian politician Stephen McNeil got a lot of attention when his 6’5″ stature had reporters climbing for interviews. So it was a bit of a shock when this 6’9″ reporter showed up and out tall-ed him so effortlessly.

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11. When you’ve got over a foot on your mother, hugs require equipment. On the other hand, anytime her statuesque son misbehaves, she can climb on the coffee table to glower down at him in disappointment.

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12. To shoulder hug or waist hug, that is the question. Option 1 looks better, but tall people shouldn’t have to strain their backs to show their pals some love. Either way, it’s clear who’s in control of this embrace.

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13. Please, don’t mind Jacob. He’s been trying to take a shower on the boat for days, and finally discovered this handy porthole. Just keep sipping your drink and try to give him some privacy.

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14. Showers betray the tall in the comforts of their own home. Shampooing every other day must have been an invention by someone over 6’5″, just to give their backs a break from hunching into the water stream.

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15. Trips to the urinal get ten times more awkward when your buddy can see everything from way up there. Even a divider didn’t save these boys from an eye-opening experience. When in doubt, try sitting.

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16. This chair leg arrangement worked best when the seat 15 ticket holder was in the bathroom. Upon returning, they weren’t too thrilled about watching the game from a hairy-legged booster seat.

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17. Guess you have to wait on the curb, Jimmy. This car wash is too insecure for a tall king like you. Find a place that doesn’t discriminate and run through that car wash like the beautiful sudsy giraffe you were born to be.

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18. Sometimes accommodating height spurs creative genius. Tired of having a below-the-shoulders-view only, this guy secured a mirror right up to the ceiling to finally get a look at his face.

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19. “Lower…lower…nope, not low enough.” Try keeping a straight face for your passport photo when you’re one inch away from ripping your pants. After this, he’d ace a limbo competition for sure.

20. Lisa couldn’t put her finger on what exactly it was about her new apartment that felt off. Then it hit her. After she regained her consciousness, she took this cute pic with her death trap of a lighting fixture.

21. To be fair, this little doctor might have to measure all of her patients this way, as she’s rather petite. Hopefully, she stands to the side when testing his reflexes. There’s no telling where she’d end up.

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22. Is height considered a preexisting condition? There has to be some kind of discount on the hospital bill if your feet dangle over the edge of your bed. It’s unclear if the amused smile is a side effect of medication.

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23. Italy boasts the world’s best pasta, picturesque cities, and inconveniently small bathrooms. If he can swivel his neck around to see the rest of the bathroom, then he’d notice this pint-sized space contains miniature furniture by average standards.

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24. Tall, short, extreme ends of both of those spectrums — height doesn’t matter when it comes to friendship. These besties shared their last comically cute hug before the little one moved. Applications for a sidekick under 5 foot are open.

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25. When Ricky’s parents got on his case for spending so much money on takeout, he sent them this picture. Let them try cooking a decent meal on their knees!

26. Drop ceilings are a secret, tall-person-life cheat code. No headspace or the elliptical? No problem. Pop out one of those pesky tiles, stand at full height, and as you stare into the ceiling ducts, think of all the ways to tall-proof your home.

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27. Bus rides turn intimate when your thighs are as mighty as these. Imagine sitting this way with a stranger — even the novelty of height couldn’t save such an awkward position. Leg sandwiches are best served among friends.

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28. The front row is the only area on the plane that slightly accommodates this man’s meaty thighs. The self-dubbed Dutch Giant’s trick to staying stress-free in confined spaces is gnawing on a beef jerky brand called “muscle meat.” Not all tall travelers have worked out their kinks…

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29. After years of saving, Sam finally purchased his window seat for his flight to London. Imagine his disappointment in discovering even plane windows are built for tiny torsoed individuals. Say goodbye to the aerial views of the London Eye.

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30. Height-related hindrances creep out of the cabin and into the flight deck. Pilots, too, endure the irritation of cramped corners and low ceilings. In fact, commercial pilots have to meet certain height restrictions to even make the cut in the field.

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31. Technically, yes, you do have the longest record for “the hang,” Trevor. Just like how you hold the title for monkey bars. One day, there’s going to be a bar high enough that will wipe that bored look off your face and require some effort.

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32. In every profession, tall people quietly suffer discomfort. Between the minuscule chair and the shallow desk, this doctor can’t escape the puny obstacles thrown in his way. Fingers crossed the surgical table rises to his level.

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33. If you think this is bad, you won’t even believe where the toilet paper is located. This guy has a height advantage, though this bathroom layout would cause trouble for anyone over 5 feet tall.

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34. One of the mothers of a girl in the bottom row clearly snapped this winner. Here’s an idea: next time, let the tallest girl kneel so she can actually be in the picture instead of scribbled on a post-it note.

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35. “Of all the senses to use while cooking, sight isn’t mandatory,” said Frank. Then he snapped off one dry crumbly bite of his charred quesadilla. “Really, taste is the most important, ” he added, before chugging a glass of water.

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