Friday, January 16, 2009

How Old Do I Look?

“Guess how old I am.” I hate those words. I am horrible at trying to guess a person’s age. I will never ask anyone to guess mine because if they tell me I look older then I am they will need an emergency extraction team to forcibly extract my foot from their ass. Just that simple.

When the Verizon FiOS guy came to hook me up several weeks ago we began a casual conversation, no big deal. During said conversation he asked how old he looked. I told him in his early 40’s sure that I was good because hell, he looked closer to 50. He then said “I get that all the time, I’m actually 35.”

Oops.


30 People saying stuff:

shorty said...

People always think I'm younger, I'm lucky I guess. Or they are spot on.

Seeing as I have no idea what you look like, I don't have to worry about you asking me that.

Hope everything in your life calms down soon!

Fabulously Broke said...

EEEEK!!!

Depending on what I wear, I look either 19 or 30.

Weird huh?

Fabulously Broke in the City

"Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

TravelDiva said...

LMBAO! That's hilarious. Well that joker was asking for it.

And LOL on surgically removing your foot...

Since you live in Bmore--are you doing anything for the inauguration weekend?

CarmenSinCity said...

DAMN - he must be living hard. I hate guessing people's ages too. It's not usually a winning prospect for me or for anyone.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Did you quickly add that men get better looking with age you thought with his great looks, surely he must be in his forties? No, I wouldn't have come up with it either.

tanyetta said...

HaHa!!

That's what he gets for asking the question.

On a Tshirt today: ***they will need an emergency extraction team to forcibly extract my foot from their ass. Just that simple.***

Eb the Celeb said...

He needs to do something about that because that's just sad

Tonya said...

oh that is too funny! People always ask my age and I hate it. They think that I look way too young to have 4 kids. Well I'm not and I started at 22 thankyouverymuch! Ok I'm done ranting :)

Jeni said...

Now that's a question that no one should ever ask another person -unless you want to risk getting an answer -probably truthful too -that you didn't want to hear in the first place.
I did really enjoy your quip about forcible removal of your foot from the other's lower body part though.
Stay warm, kiddo!

abbagirl74 said...

You are so funny. I act younger, but look older. It's these damn grays in my hair, I'm telling you!

Renaissance Woman said...

He is an idiot!!! If he gets that all of the time they why does he continue to ask that questino. Stupid. I work with kids...so no way would I ask that question. They would probably say 100.

Not Fainthearted said...

If he "gets that all the time" it's probably because he smokes and doesn't take much other care of himself. Smoking will age you more than anything.

good for you for telling the truth of what you saw.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

It's a lose lose - you say they're too old and they get offended you say they're too young they get offended...I say don't ask and I won't guess!

lisaq said...

Yeah. Definitely a game you can't win there. But sounds as if he's used to it at least.

Darius T. Williams said...

How's FIOS? Is it really all that fast?

When people ask me that I ALWAYS say they don't look a day over 18. You can't get in trouble that way - lol.

Freckle Face Girl said...

People used to say I look younger. I don't ask, but it has been at least a year since someone has mentioned it. I think I've aged a lot this year though.

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...
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SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

That is funny! Serves him right for asking. I think he thought you were cute and was trying to make conversation. I am sure he was bummed that he didn't get another number, as in phone number out of it!

Ann(ie) said...

I suck at this, too. I always low ball it, but I try to avoid the subject all together. People are always guessing me older. meh.

So@24 said...

I love that game.

I usually end up with a giant stuffed animal at the end

brookem said...

ugh, i hate it too! and you even lowballed him... sucks.

moooooog35 said...

You hooked up with the Verizon FIOS guy?

Did you get a discount?

Let me know. I'm not gay or anything, but a discount is a discount.

Terri said...

hehehe; apparently he didn't call in the extraction team did he?!?!

catscratch said...

I never guess age or weight... nor do I ask anybody to guess mine...

I'd hate for somebody to tell me I'm older and fatter than I really am.

KT said...

i love asking people how old they think i am because they always guess younger than i am. so of course it makes me feel good. though i do act like an immature kid a lot so...

Suze said...

I can never guess ages correctly. I'm off on weight also. Just look at my driver's license :)

OHmommy said...

LOL... opps.

Joe said...

Ouch.

Casual conversation, or were you trying to get a Verizon hook-up of a different sort?

j said...

Geez... did he ask you to kick him in the balls after that? Then did he request that you steal his car and run over his dog? I wonder about some people...

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