People Share Which Things Come Best In Small Packages
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They say good things come in small packages—as a lifelong member of the "Never hit 5 feet tall" club it's a phrase I've had thrown at me often.

It's right up there with "small but mighty" and "people mcnugget."

It's popular because there's a fair bit of truth to it, though.

When it comes to some things, smaller is just flat out better.


Reddit user RasheenHyuga asked:

"What’s something that’s better when it’s smaller?"


We expected—and skipped over—the talk about butt stuff. Nobody is here to shame the size queens.

We did not, unfortunately, expect nor skip over the stuff about spiders.

We had to read it, so now you do too.

Differing Dad Approaches

"Pills/capsules shaped medicines."

"I have this difficulties swallowing hard capsules/tablets, if I'm aware."

"My dad used to hide them into fruits so I was not too anxious about it and not too bitter if I had to chew them."

-laffinator

"As a child, my father said that I’d need to learn how to dry-swallow pills in case there’s a world war & clean water is rationed."

- jesusbabygirl·

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Tiny Pets

"Kittens and puppies. They’re so cute when they’re tiny and I just wanna pick them up and hug them all!"

-bobcatnat123

"Kittens, because when they grow up, they become bitches."

- MrFroggys

"I'm gonna get hate but dogs."

"I really like little dogs because they're like little wolves...but not! They're pocket companions and, if trained properly, can be well behaved and loving!"

"Yeah, having a large dog that can do stuff is awesome - but having a mini wolf you can shove in your back pack and take wherever is even cooler in my opinion. You'll never be alone because they're portable!"

"On a subway? Pocket dog."

"In a store? Pocket dog."

"Riding a bike? Pocket dog."

- CosmosFactor

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Uno!

"The amount of Uno cards you're holding"

-saikopasu_neko28

"I wouldn't mind a few more if they are all wild cards"

--nogoodusernames0_0

"Especially if it’s a plus 4 or plus 2!"

- Thecrazytrainexpress

"The amount of Uno cards you're holding - while also remembering to say Uno on the last card. Learn from my mistakes..."

- poopellar

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Bills, Bills, Bills

"Bills."

-Resistycometostrike

"A duck would disagree with you."

-smnow

"Hospital bills in the USA is the obvious answer."

- No_Comedian_9677

"With the hospital bills in the US right now, I totally agree."

"I got some old painkillers, tweezers, hydrogen peroxide, liquor, gauze & duct tape. I'll be fine."

- bleezzzy

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The Small C

"Cancer."

"It's never good, but it's better if it's smaller. I had a low grade Glioma (pre-cancer, caught it early) scraped/removed out of my skull, hell ya!"

"Statistically 60% of people don’t know they have one until they have the first seizure. That's what happened to me but I had other symptoms like light sensitivity, vision rainbows, exhaustion, insomnia, etc."

"I work on a computer everyday and I happen to have light sensitive eyes. One day I had a seizure."

"Lots of tests, MRIS, cat scans, pet scan, brain scans. They found a mass of brain that was explained as a “black mold” of brain matter."

"Surgeon suggested removing it sooner rather than watching it slowly grow over time."

- TastelessDonut

"My cancer was caught on a mammogram when it was too small for even my doctors to feel, and it was right under my skin."

- notthesedays

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No Good Stones

"Kidney stones."

"I've never had one, just figured bigger object through peepee = more pain."

-Manekosan

"Fun fact I learned from experience: smaller kidney stones are way easier to pass, but the pain of them getting to that point can be far more severe because they're more likely to be jagged in structure."

"Suffice to say I agree with this one, but only just barely cause nonexistent is the best size for a kidney stone. That sh*t hurts. lmao"

-eltanin_rastaban

"Aaahh, human pearls."

- KrAzY_TsEnG

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Speaking Truths Over Here

"Potato wedges are crispier and have an overall better taste when they're smaller."

-CLTalbot

"First answer I have read that isn't just making a bad thing smaller but rather is increasing how good something is"

-MrGoogabonomon

"Yes. See? A real answer. Something I can apply to my life. Unlike philosophical moral truths and magic shrinking debt."

- CombustibleA1

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Literal Small Packages

"I'm a postal worker - packages. If it fits in your box, fuck yeah. Time saved."

-BeechCow

"I replaced my street side mailbox a few years ago. No real need to but I put in a much larger box."

"My postman stopped one day and thanked me for doing it."

-richg0404

"F*ck yeah, I love it when my postal worker fits their package in my box."

- Kerrigore

"That reminds me of a jazz song called 'I'm Your Mailman' "

"It's about postal workers and yes, there's LOTS of innuendo."

- BeechCow

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Yummy

"M&Ms"

"Mini m&ms are so much better in my opinion."

-ArkhamBookworm

"Damn I used to live mini M&Ms but they stopped selling them in my country."

"The tube they used to come in now comes with the regular size m&ms, which makes no sense cause you barely get any. What the hell is up with that?"

- crnhs

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No Anus

"Spiders and all arthropods"

-Background_Egg1364

"Are you sure? Demodex is a genus of tiny mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals."

"Around 65 species of Demodex are known. Two species live on humans: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis, both frequently referred to as eyelash mites, alternatively face mites or skin mites."

"They have no anus so they just live in your eyelash follicles until their own sh*t makes their exoskeleton burst and they die."

"You probably have some living on you right now, they're just too small for you to see."

-doublestitch

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OK, you know ... we were all good until the poopsploding mites that live on your eyelids.

Somebody always has to make it weird on Reddit.

I'm starting to wonder if it's a secret by-law or something.

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