Problems dating too young
If fellow passengers assume you're off to see what college options the Bay Area offers (instead of what you're really doing: visiting friends from college for a five-year graduation reunion), they're more likely to surrender the window seat or extra pretzels. She didn't speak English very well, and I had an even looser grasp on Polish.She gestured at her own face then mine and shouted, "TOO YOUNG NO." Sorry, lady.Likewise, it does not matter if you can get a zillion people in your bed if you cannot find that one who gets in your heart and your head.There are only so many buttons on the dial of human emotion.Weird how a baby face necessitates an equally immature nickname in some peoples' heads.
Seriously, dude." Then he joked, "Take us, for example. People think they should only date supermodel types.
It doesn't help that I'm also vertically challenged. I have a date with something that is 9 years older than me this week. Not that I want to purchase cigarettes, but dammit, it would be nice to be able to without getting interrogated about my age.
Young looking and short = literal child in the eyes of most people. I don't think that age difference, while admittedly not nothing, is that big of a deal after a certain age. Footwear has the power to help make or break how someone sees you upon first meeting, and as much as it's not the most comfortable option, opting for heels means their first impression isn't "where is your mother, little girl?
This particular cashier, upon seeing my ID, gushed, "Are you freaking serious? " I tried to laugh politely but it was tougher to maintain poise as she continued, "Well, I guess I have to accept your fake ID as real! I clearly wasn't in the midst of hatching a diabolical plan to perpetrate some underage party rage.
But this wasn't an unfamiliar position for me to end up in — as a person who apparently looks younger than I actually am, I get to routinely defend my age. This is why I'm psycho about applying sunscreen, among other paranoias.