I was in Washington DC this week to hang out with my Dad’s side of the family, and I saw a man with the longest legs in the world. Ok, I don’t know if they really were THE longest, but they were seriously long. Crazy long. My wife is 5’9″ and the dude’s legs were at least up to her shoulders. He was not the tallest man I have ever seen, but he CERTAINLY had the longest legs I have ever seen. The thing was that his body was about the proportions of a regular-size guy, it was just his amazingly long legs that made him so tall. It took a lot of effort to not stare, and the guy next to me didn’t even try, he just gaped.

Here’s what went through my mind, in order, when I saw Mr. Long Legs:

    1. Wow, that’s a really tall guy
    2. Wow, his legs are really long
    3. REALLY long
    4. Huh… his pants are too short….
    5. Yeah, well… what’re ya gonna do?  There’s no way anyone makes pants that long.