November 18, 2005

A Million Years Indeed

Q: When a waitress/bartender looks at your license and tells you that she would “never in a million years” have thought you were actually 38, what can you conclude about your appearance?

A: You look like you are gullible.

Posted by James at November 18, 2005 5:08 PM
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It's funny how people subtly change in the way they behave toward you as you get older. I'm getting *a lot* of "you look so young for your age," which, obviously, I didn't get when I actually looked young!! I don't think people see this as a subtle insult. (You look old enough that you'll appreciate a comment that you look young.)

Posted by: Maggie at November 18, 2005 10:00 PM

you're both young, you both look young...and that's final :)

Posted by: ryan at November 18, 2005 10:05 PM

I seem to be the opposite of you guys. I used to get that ( you don't look X) from the time I turned 21 (usually in conjunction with ordering booze). Now I never hear it (must be the gray hair). At least I stopped getting carded when I was around 33.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at November 21, 2005 9:48 AM

I used to get "you look so young for your age" even when I was very young. I don't get carded so often now, but it still happens. A few weeks ago I was at dinner with my mother and they carded me in front of my mother. The server's reaction when she saw my year of birth was priceless. She started to say something, then she stopped, and then there was an awkward pause. Then she just said, "oh, wow." Uh, okay... ;)

Posted by: Julie at November 21, 2005 10:33 AM

I never hear surprise about my age either. Must be the baldness. ;-)

Posted by: briwei at November 21, 2005 12:13 PM

Maybe you just don't look as gullible.

Posted by: James at November 21, 2005 12:21 PM

I wasn't carded much, but then again, I spent my formative years in gay bars which are notorious for not carding (hot young things are always welcome).

Posted by: Patti M. at November 21, 2005 12:49 PM

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