2 thoughts on “growing old disgracefully

  1. I feel you! As soon as I turned about 17, kids started referring to me as “ma’am” and “Mrs.” Now that I’m in university, no one ever associates my appearance to suggest that, either. When I was in high school, everyone thought I was in university. Now that I’m actually in university…I’d just really rather not know what people are thinking!

    The only time I ever get the opposite reaction is when it’s a phone conversation. I can’t tell you how many people call my apartment, hear my voice, and go, “May I speak with your mommy or daddy?”


  2. I sound like my mother on the phone 😐 I have since I was about 15. Now, what that says about how young my mother sounds/how old I sound is another matter…

    I think I realised I was growing up the first time I was used as a threat to a child in the store I used to work at. I was 17 at the time, and looked younger, but this woman turns to her kid who was messing around (the shop sold china, you don’t want kids messing around) and said “If you don’t stop that I’m going to tell that lady what you’re doing” and she pointed at me! The look of horror in the kid’s face was seconded only by the look of shock in my face! Me! A threat!

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