Apr 09 2010
Just the other day I was walking down the street and I saw a guy who was easily seven feet tall wearing a business suit.Â I couldn’t help think to myself, “I guess this guy wasn’t good enough at basketball.”Â Seriously.Â How often do you see guys who are ridiculously tall in “the real world.”Â And when you do doesn’t it just feel really strange?
Studies actually show that tall people are more successful careerwise but again, I’m not referring to six footers.Â I’m talking about the real giants.Â I mean you have to figure these guys wanted to be athletes at some point.Â It’s very hard to picture them in fast food restaurants or on Wall Street.Â It just looks out of whack.
However, there are five places where the super tall have a nice home
Guy That Plays Monsters in Movies
If you’re one of the crazy tall people out there you can have a pretty successful career landing a job as a monster or other “being” in movies.Â Think about the dudes who played Chewbacca and The Predator.Â No, they weren’t seven footers but they were extremely tall, imposing, and perfect for these roles.
Working at a Circus
I guess it sucks to play a freak at a circus but it’s better than saying “how may I help you?” or delivering pizza in a car where your head is always touching the ceiling.Â I mean the bright side is that these guys don’t even need to use stilts.
Running a Clothing Store Catering to Tall People
If you can’t beat em, join em.Â You might as well embrace your tallness by opening a store that caters to the tall folks of the world.
I’m pretty sure I’d be more intimidated by seven footer than a five footer.Â Then again the little guy might be a black belt or something.Â Still though, the bouncing business is usually dominated by taller people.
A Professional Reacher
These are the guys that will come into your home and get stuff off the wall for you if you can’t reach them or don’t have a ladder.Â I completely made this up but it would be a cool job no?
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