So I am really short, about 5'1, and I get mistaken for being like 14 all the time. I don't mind it so much, getting carded and such doesn't bother me, but when people don't respect me because of my height I get really frustrated. Since summer has started all the kids are out from school and wandering around my neighborhood and the local mall. They fill up the buses and are just generally annoying. Seeing as an average 6th grader is taller than me, they often mistake me for being their age. This means they think they can talk to me like I'm in school with them or something! They taunt me which is just bloody annoying. Their juvenile "insults" don't hurt me because, gasp, I'm twenty years old and a little beyond them. But it really makes me anxious and gets my heart beating quickly, it is just so annoying! I can't walk down the block without encountering a horde of them marching down the sidewalk like they own it. I don't like being humiliated by 11 year olds in front of my neighbors, but what can I possibly do other than kick their *** to get them to close their dirty little mouths? I mean really, if I sit them down and explain to them that I am 20 I doubt they'd care. Is it our job as adults to ignore them and let them continue on being dip****s? Or is there a way we can fight back without getting into trouble with the law? Sigh, it'd be nice not to get harassed by little people in my own neighborhood. I really need to move, this area is so crowded with families, they're all very irritating.