A TALL man behaves as if his above-average height is some sort of achievement, people have noticed.
Six-foot-three sales executive Stephen Malley looks pleased and smug when surrounded by shorter people and misses no opportunity to ‘subtly’ draw attention to his height.
Colleague Nikki Hollis said: “Stephen says things like ‘Yeah, I’m the tall guy’ to people who hadn’t mentioned it and offers to get things for you that aren’t hard to reach.
“I’ve also noticed he always stands in an erect position to make the most of his height. And if he thinks no one’s looking you can see him looking down on everyone with a distinct sneer.
“He’s not even that tall. I’d love to see the expression on his face if John Cleese and Dave Bautista walked into the office, but I have to admit that’s unlikely to happen.”
Malley’s ex-girlfriend Emma Bradford said: “At first I thought Steve had a sense of humour. Now I realise he’s being serious when he exaggeratedly bends down to go through doorways.
“I can’t believe he gets an ego trip out of something genetically determined. But then he is a wanker in most other respects so maybe it’s fair enough.”