lsbd33 (lsbd33) wrote,
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can someone please explain to me why everyone asks how old you are?
i went to buy stamps at the post office and the woman behind the desk, when i mentioned my husband didn't like what he considers "girly" stamps, stared at me and informed me that i couldn't possibly be married, as i wasn't old enough. then, she proceeded to ask my age, and not believe me when i told her.
at a playdate last week, the children are playing, and the other mom & i sit down at the kitchen table, where the first question out of her mouth is, "how old are you?"
somehow, when people find out i'm married, and then *gasp* have a child, they are prompted to ask my age.
what's next?
do they get to guess at my height & weight too?

i've been in this realm before - it was in grad school in texas when everyone would walk up to me and ask if my hair color was real - maybe they don't have redheads in texas, i don't know - i just got thoroughly tired of answering the question...

we are so trained to answer questions that people ask, even if it's none of their business...so...

so, how old am i?
*smile*
why do you ask?
well, you look too young to be married with a child...
oh, why thank you...
*walks away*
no, really, how old are you?
i just turned 96 - i look good for my age, don't you think... ;)
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