Saturday, January 07, 2006

I swear I am not making this up.

Background: Usually I have choir practice on Tuesday nights, but this week it was Saturday morning because the director had to be out of town on Tuesday. We had a new member join us today, a lady of around 50 or so (old enough to have a grandbaby, because she was showing off pictures of him). She wound up sitting next to me, and during a lull, she started talking to me.

Lady: So, what grade are you in?
Me: I'm not actually in school anymore.
Lady: (confused) How old are you?
Me: 28.
Lady: What? You're kidding! I was thinking you were, like, 17 or 18!
Me: (trying not to laugh hysterically) Nope, I'm a fair bit older than that. And done with school. Well, maybe grad school in the fall if all goes well.
Lady: Wow.

Either I look very young or I am very immature. :-P

8 comments:

naneth said...

Because you are young at heart!!!

naive-no-more said...

I agree with mama! I'm 37 now and it never happens anymore, but when I was your age I got carded for an R rated movie once! HA!

Bougie Black Boy said...

you are young spirited, and that alone makes you young looking...
and besides you're younger than me--so you are young!

martie said...

Be thankful because when you are 59 like me, everyone will think you look your age or older! HAR!

clew said...

I'm on the cusp of 37 and still get carded once in a while. It's happening less frequently lately though ... I say enjoy it while it lasts! :D

naneth said...

Clew, I've been on the cusp of 37 for almost 13 years now! We have so much in common. Sadly, I haven't been carded since my early 30s.

Guys get aggravated when they get carded. We LOVE it...as long as we possibly can!

Remember, Bainwen, your beloved Grandma didn't even get very much gray, ever, and never used any hair color. I'm hoping the same for you and me both!
Love you....

Bainwen Gilrana said...

Believe me, I'm old enough now that this kind of thing doesn't bother me! The fact that the lady was ten years off is highly amusing, though. Five years, sure, but ten?

BZ said...

Don't you love it? I get carded all the time and people often think I'm still in college. :-) Enjoy it while it lasts!!