As a short person myself, I can attest to the fact that life as a short person isn't easy.
That constant struggle of not being able to reach the highest shelf in the grocery store, having to pay extra to have your favorite pair of jeans taken up as they're just that bit too long, and even having to ask strangers to sit on their shoulders at a gig... trust me, I've done it all.
But being short certainly isn't an excuse to unleash hell on a group of complete strangers at your local bagel store.
Footage has emerged recently in New York of a man on the slightly short side completely losing it in a rant about women. Keep scrolling to find out what happened...
Being short isn't too bad...As the saying goes, "good things come in small packages," and it is indeed true that being small is a treasure.
We may not ever become pro-basketball players...But being short is a delightful and unique characteristic. As a short woman, standing at 5ft myself, I take pride in my height and, quite frankly, couldn't give a damn about what others think of my frame.
Not everybody shares this pride, however...
via: ShutterstockDespite myself, and many others, embracing our shortness, there are individuals who long to be taller. This especially applies to men, who often see being short as something to be ashamed of.
Vertically challenged men have it harder.
via: ShutterstockStudies have actually proved that shorter men have it a lot harder in certain aspects of life. For instance, a study found a correlation between short men and lower income. The BMJ found that there was a relationship between lower socioeconomic status and shorter stature among men. This involved 120,000 British men and it also found that shorter men were less likely to be educated to degree level than taller men.
This, of course, doesn't apply to all short men...This is just a statistic from a study conducted in the UK, but, who knows, it could be true for all of us short folk.
A further study highlighted the struggle in dating.According to The Telegraph, dating is truly a minefield for shorter men. A study conducted in 2013 found that, on average, women prefer their partner to be 21cm taller than them, and further research found that potential partners size each other up before considering each other's faces, personality, or body shape.
So height is sadly a pretty big deal in the world of dating.I can only imagine the frustrations and downfalls that some shorter men must go through when it comes to dating and encountering overly picky women who (very ridiculously) demand their man be over 6ft tall.
A man in New York has gone viral...The footage was uploaded to Twitter yesterday that was captured in Bagel Boss East in Bay Shore, New York. The shocking video was filmed by eighteen-year-old Diana Reyes, who simply wanted to order a bagel for her breakfast when the commotion began.
A man can be seen arguing with members of staff.
via: TwitterThe brief clip starts with a woman asking him, "You're degrading women why is that okay?" He responds by saying, "Why is it okay for women to say, oh you're 5ft on dating sites, you should be dead."
People pointed out that no women present had said that to him...
via: TwitterWhen he was told this, he simply shouted, "Women, in general, have said it on dating sites! You think I'm making that sh*t up?" and proceeded to angrily slam the newspaper down on the floor that he was holding in his hand.
The man clearly has a lot of issues.
via: TwitterThe vertically challenged individual then went on to shout, "Everywhere I go I get the same f*cking smirk with the biting lip." His anger is made very apparent, and there's clearly something that's fueling this rage which is more than likely related to his own feelings about his height.
Bypassers attempt to diffuse the situation.
via: TwitterA man wearing a blue shirt tries to calm him down, but this backfires horribly. The shorter man yells at him: "Shut your mouth! You're not god, or my father or my boss."
But his behavior becomes threatening...
via: TwitterThe shorter man continuously tells the larger gentlemen that he isn't afraid of him, and that they should "step outside," all while thumping on his chest with his fists in an intimidating manner. Another bystander yells "enough, enough," which seems to pour even more gasoline on the flames as the raging man even shouts, "just go ahead and attack me!"
His threatening behavior gets him tackled to the floor...
via: TwitterClearly, one of the bystanders has just had enough of his outrageous behavior and takes it upon himself to tackle the livid gentleman to the floor. Witnesses state that the man instantly releases him from his grip once he falls to the floor as the video is cut off at this point.
The man's level of anger is worrying.It's a miracle that nobody got hurt during the incident as the man looked pretty damn close to completely losing it and attacking someone.
Another video was uploaded to Twitter in response to the footage...
via: TwitterThis footage was captured by another bystander, Mike LiVorio, who caught the man yelling and intimidating members of staff behind the counter once he had gotten back up onto his feet. He is heard to shout: "A guy 3 times my size attacked me, that's okay?" all while the staff repeatedly asked him to take his food and leave.
A member of staff is heard laughing at him.
via: TwitterWhich causes yet another eruption of anger, with him storming over to the counter, yelling "You think that's funny? All you women need to shut the f*ck up." He eventually goes to leave while being escorted by another member of staff, saying on his departure, "You women all need to stop being so f*cked up."
Suffolk County Police were contacted.
via: Getty ImagesThey arrived on the scene, but no arrests were made. The man refused to pay for his food and caused severe antisocial behavior, so it's a real shame that consequences for his actions weren't carried out.
A female server simply smiled at the man.Speaking to The New York Post, the manager of Bagel Boss explained that a female worker served the man and smiled at him. "He just went totally nuts. He said ‘why are you smiling at me?'" she said. “He started saying it’s because I’m short and nobody wants me."
The girl behind the camera had her say.
via: Getty ImagesDiana Reyes also spoke out: "It was insane. I personally never have heard anyone say that but to be there in person, it’s insane to see that someone has that mind process," she explained, who began recording in case “God forbid, anything happened."
The raging individual is yet to be identified.
@mikelivorio_ @oliviabradley88 @natalieprestonn The attitude and misogyny is quite frankly despicable but I do feel… https://t.co/1KAQOwLxFa— Tadeo (@Tadeo)1562829233.0