My dad stands at 7 ft tall and his height has consistently been a bit of an issue.
He regularly has to duck when moving through doorways and occasionally ceiling fans are somewhat of an issue too.
Even when he was merely a teenager, he was terribly tall already. My dad played hoops in high school since he was so very tall, although he didn’t really adore the athletic activity. He even played hoops in college so he could end up getting a degree in engineering. My dad would regularly tell myself and others that height has been a blessing and a curse. My parents basically had to get a custom furniture designer to make a bed that was long enough for my dad’s legs. The custom furniture designer took my dad’s measurements and they made a frame that was somewhat taller than your typical traditional bed frames. My father really appreciates the bed and it was the most comfortable piece of furniture in the residence for the longest time. More recently, my mom called the same custom furniture designer to make a recliner for my dad. My mom managed to surprise my dad for their anniversary. The custom furniture builder took a number of weeks to complete the project, but it was precisely what my mom wanted. When my mom surprised my dad with the lovely recliner, he didn’t leave the area for quite a few days. He rested in the leather chair and watched nothing but sports all weekend. I suppose it is easily safe to say that my mom chose the greatest gift when she decided to have a custom chair built for my dad and his horribly long legs.