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Question of the day

I heard this on the radio yesterday and it made me think. I don't usually like to think, but this one made me. I am probably kind of a simple minded guy and obviously not that bright, but here is the deep question that has me thinking:

If you had to be either 1 foot taller of shorter than you are now, which would you choose and why?

Comment balloon 19 commentsKevin Robinson • June 26 2008 11:47AM

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Oooh, that's too deep for me today...

Probably taller. Historically all the world leaders and corporate heads have been taller than average. I'd want to increase my odds of success! ;)

Posted by Carey Pott (January Financial) over 9 years ago

Spokane Washington Real Estate Expert I would choose taller though my feet would need to be larger and My belly might stratch out. This could be bad

Posted by Ross Quintana, Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966 (Real E Smarter) over 9 years ago

Tough question. One foot taller or shorter and I would have been ineligible for the draft.

One foot shorter and I couldn't have ridden a lot of theme park rides. I would need a booster seat and pedal extensions to drive. I would really have a disadvantage at basketball.

One foot taller, I would have a heck of a time finding pants and shirts. I wouldn't be able to sit up in most cars. Couldn't ride in coach on an airplane.

I would probably chose taller. I would have an advantage at basketball, and then I would be the right height for my weight. (I am to short right now for my weight).

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) over 9 years ago

Hard question. Taller and i can't find clothes to wear. Shorter and my significant other would be way too tall for me.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) over 9 years ago

oh my god i never appreciated my height until now... i would have to say id rather be 1 foot taller... a 6'3 girl, and mabye modeling would work out! but 4'3", ill probably be that tall when im 80 so ill let ya know

Posted by Danielle Childers (Capital Trust Realty) over 9 years ago

Taller.  Then I'd be 7'1" and could dunk on Kobe Bryant (maybe:-).

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 9 years ago

Shorter. I'd then be 4'5 and could shop for petite clothes. They are cheaper right? lol.

If I went taller I'd be 6'5" and then I'd tower over my 5'10" husband and I wouldn't like that.

 

Posted by Cheri Smith, Realtor Prudential Gary Greene (Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX) over 9 years ago

I'm not all that tall, but if you stand me on my money, I get taller..

Posted by Eric Kodner, Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island (Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes) over 9 years ago

I have been thinking this one over. I would choose 1 foot taller which would put me at 7-1. I am hoping more advantages than disadvantages.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

Weird but interesting. I'd go taller too. It is unfortunate but true, that not too many people take 4'11" business people seriously.

Posted by Simon Conway (Orlando Area Real Estate Services) over 9 years ago

Simon - Hey, look at Napoleon:-)

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 9 years ago

Napolean wasn't really a business person. I once dated a girl that was 4'4". It was a little strange.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) over 9 years ago

This post is too funny. I consider the great leaders of history was shorter than the average man of their day. Shorter people tend to be more bold just because they have to.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

I'd like to be a foot shorter so I could punch neocons in the nuts easier:)

Posted by Israel Barden (RE/MAX Big Bear Village) over 9 years ago

Israel I think you have a fixation on nuts,  and perverts, Very curious

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 9 years ago

I love cashews and macadamians. What is up with your sick fascination about what is going on in other folks bedrooms?

Posted by Israel Barden (RE/MAX Big Bear Village) over 9 years ago

Kevin:  Taller.  That might make my current weight more acceptable.  :)  Shorter would have me at a fat farm immediately.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 9 years ago

I would prefer to be a foot taller that way I could see where I was going in a crowd.

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Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) over 9 years ago

Taller for I'm already short enough.

Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 9 years ago

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