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By Yannie Chan | February 17th, 2016

It’s a tough life being so little. But keep that chin up — you’re not alone. Height-challenged Hongkongers will totally understand these short people problems!

1. The pain and frustration when automatic doors refuse to acknowledge your existence. Seriously, this is just rude.

Don't fail on me, automatic door. Credit: www.disneypixar.tumblr.com
Don’t leave me out here in the cold! Credit: www.disneypixar.tumblr.com

2. When you try on petite dresses but even those are too long, so you still have to shell out more $$ to get everything hemmed.

Why?!?! Credit. www.yahooentertainment.tumblr.com
Why are my legs so short?!?! Credit. www.yahooentertainment.tumblr.com

3. Meanwhile, crop tops are the exact right length for your torso. This was meant to be a dress, right?

Score. Credit: www.giphy.com
Score. Credit: www.giphy.com

4. You’re constantly asked, who’s taller: You, or super tiny DJ and actress Kitty Yuen 小儀*?

I've heard this before. Credit: www.reactionsgif.com
Sigh. I’ve heard this one before. Credit: www.reactionsgif.com

5. Your friends use you as an arm rest, even on the hottest and most humid days. Guys. Come on.

Hands. Off. Me. Credit: www.giphy.com
Hands off, you sweaty monsters! Credit: www.giphy.com

6. Back in secondary school, you always had to sit in the front row. Most days involved dodging teacher spittle and you never got to take a nap.

Too close! Credit: www.giphy.com
Too close! Credit: www.giphy.com

7. You jump to take that bottle of soy sauce from the top rack at the supermarket but you can’t put it back.

Almost there!! Credit: www.tumblr.com
Almost there!! Credit: www.tumblr.com

8. When you totter around Central’s steep slopes in sky-high heels in an effort to look taller. At least you don’t have far to fall…

The things I do for height. Credit: www.theunilife.tumblr.cp,
The things I do for an extra four inches. Credit: www.theunilife.tumblr.cp,

9. Your boyfriend/girlfriend can never find you in big crowds. So you’re pretty much invisible in Hong Kong.

I'M HERE. Credit: www.giphy.com
I’M RIGHT HERE. Credit: www.giphy.com

10. And during concerts/protests/clubs/festivals all you can see is a row of sweaty backs.

I can't see anything... Credit: www.giphy.com
Well this is fun. Glad I bought a ticket… Credit: www.giphy.com

11. That suffocating feeling during MTR rush hour when you’re trapped among the armpits.

HELP. Credit: www.reddit.com
HELP. This shit stinks. Credit: www.reddit.com

12. When you have to STAND UP to get any food at hot pot because your arms can’t reach the pot.

But I'm still hotpotting like a king. Credit: www.reddit.com
Someone please feed these tiny arms! Credit: www.reddit.com