Yes, I am short and cannot reach the top shelf in my kitchen. Solution... a kitchen tong! I successfully used it to get little vases without needing a chair. Of course, there is always a chance that something will fall on my head in the process...I will be taking my chances. I need a tong that also has a little camera so I could actually see inside of the cabinet. Now I just need to find a lot of short investors to invest into my idea!