Surviving in the Slipstreams of Giants.


I’m quite short.

It makes crowds very stressful and I often feel lost in a sea of giants.

Always determined to make the best of a bad situation, however, I have devised a solution.

1. Identify the tallest, most giant human.

2. Insert myself into their slipstream.

3. Follow as crowds part in the wake of the human’s giant-ness.

Obviously the down side to this plan is that I have very little, if any, say in my final destination.

Sometimes it ends well.

Sometimes it ends less well.


Author: Stuffed Olive

My awesomeness intimidates some people, others just point and laugh.

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  1. I so do the same when in people traffic…women with prams are good too, but always important to learn when to break away into another slipstream or into the open if it’s safe…

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    • I’ve noticed that prams have the downside of stopping often, and then the operators tend to look angry when you run into their vehicles…

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  2. Great minds think alike! I was going to do a post about walking in crowds soon but not about walking in the slipstream. I didn’t know about this technique so I’ll definitely try it out next time I’m stuck in a crowd…

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    • It’s an awesome technique… except for the obvious and described reasons.
      I can’t wait to read your post about crowds!!!!!

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    • Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! O-M-G! Thank you! I feel so honoured …and also suddenly very stressed about who to choose when I pass on the LOVE! THANK YOU! XXXXOOOXXX

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  3. I love how you always seem to time these for when I need a smile after a stressful day. Thank you. I’m feeling better now.
    I’ve never done the slip stream walk before, but I was friends with someone who was 6 foot 9. He was invariably the tallest human, so when attending large events as a group we used to put a colourful hat on him and use him as a human landmark … “oh, that blah blah looks good, I’m just going to check it out. I’ll meet you at Mr Tall*” It was a very effective technique
    * not real name

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  4. Is this the same strategy you use for getting to the front of open-air concerts?

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    • I don’t go to concerts, too many people. I did go to the Wiggles concert, but I was pretty tall compared to most of that audience.

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  5. I am short. I also have a husband who is 6’8″ tall. I let him part the crowds for me. 😉

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