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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

07 August 2010

It only took four weeks!

The day finally came... one of my classmates asked me the all-important question: "So... how old are you?"

Dun dun DUN.

No, I can't avoid the question forever. (I don't try to avoid it at all, actually, but I don't wear a button that says "I'm older than you!" either.) Yes, I wear a wedding ring. And write things on my peer reviews like, "No calls after 9:30, please." I have visible fine lines and grey hairs. (Although a nice byproduct of our self-absorbed culture is that most people don't notice those.) So it's always only a matter of time before someone asks.

I chuckled a bit and said, "Thirty-two."

Silence. (I wasn't looking at their faces when I told them this, but this was a serious silence. So there's no telling what the expressions on their faces were like.)

Then, "Wow, really? I was thinking, maybe 27."

Awww, how sweet. I like these guys better already. (Although not as much as I would like them if they thought I was 21.)


Penciler of Songs said...

You're young enough that they ask.....

Timbra Wiist said...

they're just wondering if you'll buy beer for them :) and you probably would have liked them EVEN MORE. . .if they thought you were in high school like that admissions office lady :)

Su said...

An excellent point, our friendly neighbourhood songstress. I guess if I looked 30-something, they would really not talk to me!

@Timbra: Ha ha! Yep. :) I'm in upper level classes now though, so my classmates should all be old enough to buy their own beer.

Arthur said...

It's even more fun when you are much older than the instructor. One of my classes had a 28 year old professor and two thirds of the class was older than him.

Su said...

Yikes! That would be intimidating (for the instructor). I have not yet had an instructor younger than me, but I've seen a few TAs that don't need to shave yet. :/