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15 May 2012 @ 04:16 pm
you were so much older then you're younger than that now  
In a conversation about the direction of change in quality of life with colleagues recently, one of my coworkers "complimented" me by saying that he thought I was in my 20s, after I referred to being in my 30s.

Now, I don't really think this is true. I don't even think I seemed like I was in my 20s through most of my 20s, much less now that I'm approaching the back half of my 30s. And I know he was trying to say something complimentary ... so I laughed it off and continued the conversation.

But, my actual reaction was more like, "WTF, dude, I've LEARNED these years. Don't take them away!" I guess probably there will be times in my life when I take it as a compliment to be taken as younger than I am (though mostly, I find the age thing pretty neutral), but it was interesting to me to feel so shortchanged by it in this case.
I'm feeling: chipperchipper
tickles, the angry lemurclara_girl on May 15th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
i get this. i just started my 30s; my partner is in his 40s... given first glances we seem to be in our... late 20s?

but hell, if i hadn't done what i did in my 20s i wouldn't be here doing this in my 30s! (... of course if i hadn't had my 20s, what would i have... had? would i be older than i think i am?)