Tall People Open Up About Severe Weather Conditions ‘Up There’
IT has remained a mystery for many normal-heighted people for years, and even after Met Éireann introduced their new policy of only hiring meteorologists over 6 feet 3 inches, the general public has been no closer to learning what the weather up there is like, until now.
Breaking decades of silence on the matter, several tall people have come forward under the condition of anonymity to share what has always been a closely guarded secret.
“There’s no one to reach out to, I mean there was talk about a disability payment a few years ago, but they went out the window with the crash. The winds up here can reach 30, maybe 40km more than for the average person, I lose a few weeks to colds and flu every year” explained anonymous tall person David Colgan.
“While I may only be half a foot taller than someone like yourself, the conditions up here can get treacherous. It was decent weather last weekend, right? Wrong, gale force winds once you got above 6 feet 2 inches,” Colgan shared.
Weather up on higher planes has never been a concern for those clocking under 6 feet tall, but for those up there, it can become a living nightmare.
“And when it’s raining, don’t get me started on the amount of umbrella pokes to the face I’ve gotten, I’m lucky to still have both my eyes, shorter people don’t know how lucky they have it. I know a lad who was 6 foot 2, the perfect height, then one downpour came along and he lost both eyes to a short person’s an umbrella,” shared petrified lanky man Alan Boylan.
“People think they’re being polite when ask about the weather, but they have no idea what we go through. No, it doesn’t get any better in the summer months, I’m what, 7 or 8 inches closer to the Sun than you. Hello skin cancer, the head on me throughout the summer, I look a tomato 24/7,” shared Clare Nolan, a 6 foot 4 inch up there weather survivor.