You can smile and give a thumbs up, but what you’re really thinking is, “where can I buy some elevator shoes?”

I believe tall people are happier than most. They can see really well at all events, and for fear of getting beat up, nobody really messes with them very often.

Trying to give 6′ 9″ Phil Dalhausser rabbit ears, Mikasa photo shoot 2016.

Some tall people don’t need to rely on their height for respect because they’re kind of famous already.

Sinjin Smith is tall. But he could be really short, and still get a ton of respect. Arguably one of the greatest volleyball players ever.

 

A lot of the photoshoots we do are on the beach. I like that, because before I have my photo taken with the athletes, I build a little mound of sand and stand on it, as I’ve done here. Guess I should have built a bigger mound.

Melissa Humana-Paredes & Sarah Pavan, the top Canadian team with a real shot at gold in 2020. I believe she is pointing at me because I’m short.

 

Even the volleyball athletes I’ve worked with that aren’t super tall are still giants in the sports world.

Misty May-Treanor, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist. Finally, an athlete that everyone looks up to!

 

I guess after awhile you just get used to the fact that you’re always going to be in the front row for group photos. I can accept that. Recently I was reminded that at my age you actually start getting shorter. Hmmm… might be time to get involved in some other sports. Horse racing maybe—I heard the average jockey is only about 5′ tall.

 

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