Tuesday, August 26, 2008
YOU'RE HOW OLD???
My birthday is no where near, and yet, recently many people have inquired as to my age (which is rude in the first place). When I politely tell them, they reply "OH MY GOD/HOLY S#!T YOU DON'T LOOK THAT OLD!" This is the point at which I attempt to control my murderous rage and fuming, tell them that since I am actually that old, this is quite what my age looks like. I appreciate that they are trying to pay me a compliment by saying I look nice, but what they are actually saying is, "Wow, you are really, really old, at least you look decent." Which, my dear friends and readers, is not a compliment at all. One could simply say, "Oh, really? I would have guessed you were X years old." if one is trying to convey that I look younger (which, by the way, I do not, I look exactly the same as all of the other people I know who are near my age).
I would think this would be common sense, but apparently people feel free to assess and comment freely on anything these days, but I will plead my readers, if you hear I am in jail for assault, you know why.