Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > Do I appear to be old enough? =-(

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J Jessica

Posts: 2329

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

Do I appear to be old enough to have a 20-year-old son?
sad
There was a lady today at the library who thought my boyfriend was my son.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/r270/312325_529247897094800_1942486690_n.jpg

^This was my appearance today, minus the kitty sling.

I felt like wearing a mask for all-eternity after she said that (and continued to refer to him as my son for 15 minutes).

I didn't wish to be rude to the elderly, so I didn't correct her immediately.
The entire story is awkward, but the point is... Well...

If I do look to be 40+, how do I appear younger?
I don't have wrinkles, so I don't get it.

Jan 10 13 05:37 pm Link

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Isis22

Posts: 2567

Muncie, Indiana, US

Did the lady appear to be on crack? Was she legally blind?

Jan 10 13 05:39 pm Link

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Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

You actually look younger than 21 in that shot, and certainly no older than your actual age in your portfolio.

Jan 10 13 05:39 pm Link

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J Jessica

Posts: 2329

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

Isis22 wrote:
Did the lady appear to be on crack? Was she legally blind?

My mom is a nurse and from what I hear my mom saying about her patients...
Well, I honestly believed she had early stages of a disorder that elderly commonly get.

After me and my "son" helped her with the computer, and heard her life story lecture, we left (I was still feeling offended about the "son" commnt).

She ran a block behind us after we left so we stopped to talk to her again... tentatively...
She wanted to show us her elder care home.
I agreed tentatively.
She took a while to remember where she lived and lectured us again.

Jan 10 13 05:46 pm Link

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JSandersPhotography

Posts: 1382

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

I feel your pain.  I'm always mistaken for my brother's father.  In thier defense, I look old.

Jan 10 13 05:49 pm Link

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-Titania-

Posts: 11965

Pocatello, Idaho, US

You don't look anywhere close to old enough to have a 20 year old son.

My mom works at an elementary school- one day my dad had to stop by to drop off something.  "Mrs L!!! Your Dad is here!!!" You can imagine what a kick my mom got out of that, and how (pretend) cranky my father was! tongue

Jan 10 13 05:52 pm Link

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J Jessica

Posts: 2329

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

JSandersPhotography wrote:
I feel your pain.  I'm always mistaken for my brother's father.  In thier defense, I look old.

sad

I went to the pet store to make myself feel better.
... And ate Chinese food.

Jan 10 13 05:52 pm Link

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Instinct Images

Posts: 22641

San Diego, California, US

Based on that picture I would have guessed that you were early 20's. No way I'd believe you're old enough to have a 20 year old son!

Jan 10 13 05:52 pm Link

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Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

omg what a dumbass hahaha!!!

Jan 10 13 05:53 pm Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I was at the store with my ex and his older sister once. The cashier thought they were husband and wife and I was their daughter neutral That was fucking weird.

Especially since they look almost exactly the same, if they werent YEARS apart theyd have been twins. But yeah Im totally their daughter hmm

Jan 10 13 05:54 pm Link

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EvaScarlet

Posts: 6250

Los Angeles, California, US

lmao-- Lord no, you don't...

Sometimes the elderly have an extremely skewed perception of reality.  Also-- your kitty looks just like my mom's cat.  His name is Shiner and he is...a tad mentally challenged. What's your kitty's name?

Jan 10 13 06:04 pm Link

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Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

JSandersPhotography wrote:
I feel your pain.  I'm always mistaken for my brother's father.  In thier defense, I look old.

Could be worse.

You could be mistaken for your baby brother's daughter.

Jan 10 13 06:13 pm Link

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J Jessica

Posts: 2329

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

EvaScarlet wrote:
lmao-- Lord no, you don't...

Sometimes the elderly have an extremely skewed perception of reality.  Also-- your kitty looks just like my mom's cat.  His name is Shiner and he is...a tad mentally challenged. What's your kitty's name?

Oreo.
She hates the carrier/sling to be honest, but she'll get used to it.

Jan 10 13 06:15 pm Link

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Berghammer

Posts: 519

Seattle, Washington, US

Hmmm...Maybe you're looking at this wrong, maybe your boyfriend just looks like a fetus.

Jan 10 13 06:49 pm Link

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All Yours Photography

Posts: 2338

Toledo, Ohio, US

Years ago, we were at Circuit City and the cashier told my wife that her son's (meaning me, 8 years her senior) computer parts were ready.  The cashier was probably 20 ish.

Jan 10 13 07:13 pm Link

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All Yours Photography

Posts: 2338

Toledo, Ohio, US

Years ago, we were at Circuit City and the cashier told my wife that her son's (meaning me, 8 years her senior) computer parts were ready.  The cashier was probably 20 ish.

Jan 10 13 07:13 pm Link

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GeM Photographic

Posts: 2374

Chicago, Illinois, US

J Jessica  wrote:

sad

I went to the pet store to make myself feel better.
... And ate Chinese food.

Chinese food at the pet store? So the rumors are true.  tongue

Jan 10 13 08:27 pm Link

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Kev Lawson

Posts: 7824

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

You do look pretty young in that picture... and young looking can be a good thing (I wish I looked 20-30 years younger). hmm

Jan 10 13 08:30 pm Link

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Jim Ball

Posts: 17228

Frontenac, Kansas, US

Sorry, but in your photo you do not look old enough to me to have gone through puberty yet, let alone have a boyfriend or son of any age.

Jan 10 13 08:31 pm Link

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J Jessica

Posts: 2329

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

GeM Photographic wrote:

Chinese food at the pet store? So the rumors are true.  tongue

No, no.
smile
The petstore and the mall's foodcourt are very close to eachother.
... But I'm vegetarian, so I stay clear of the meat.
wink

Jan 11 13 07:09 am Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Not at all. You look about 18 or 19 at most. I think she was on drugs.

Jan 11 13 07:38 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

ofcourse not hmm

oh and clean your mirror young lady :p

Jan 11 13 07:50 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 21388

Orlando, Florida, US

So, what yer sayin' is yer son, and yer boyfriend are the same age  .  .  .  is that it  .  .  .  wink  Geeeeezzzzzz, if you look 40, I must look 135  .  .  .  she musta been "visually impared", or had a VERY early liquid lunch  .  .  . 

SOS

Jan 11 13 08:23 am Link