People born in the '90s make me feel old D:

And I'm only 1989.
Hooo boy. I am NOT looking forward to getting much older! xD Well..sort of. Weird situation. Anyhoo.

Yeah. No.
plzkthnx D:
I can't imagine how it feels for Meimei and Sir and such other loverlies on this here site.
Geez, even being the three-year-oldbie at my JOB makes me feel old!!! People come in asking for a bra, if nobody knows it, they say "Hey Hannah, do you know this?" and usually I'm just like "Oh, does it have this n this? yeah it was discontinued in March of 2007." or something equally ridiculous.
More ridiculous is that I look like I'm 12-14. So nobody actually believes I know what I'm talking about.
phooo.

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Vayshe's picture

Petitioner

and people that are younger than 27 are all kids Blum 3

and im 28. it changes as you age. you can feel old or choose not to, but it always shipts along with you. people younger than you will always make you feel old. its just how much you let it get to you.

espacially if you tend to hang out with an older crowd. try and shift it from old to mature. then you get to feel self-important Wink

idk what im rambling i just got up from a nap

Kahlmulandr's picture

Thats normally how I feel too till you go to the club and grab yourself a brew. Then while taking that first drink you look around and see all the X's on all the other peoples hands. Thats when you really feel old........

Wraith's picture

I often find myself in much the same boat. Though the thing that really throws me off is when I catch myself muttering "stupid teenagers" or something like it under my breath(I'm still technically a teenager for another year). But then again, i live in a small mountain town where approximately 75% of the high schoolers (and some of the middle schoolers too) are just druggies, and I've always been a little prejudiced against druggies.

I'm beginning to ramble aimlessly, that means it's time for sleep.

NoodletwigMeow's picture

Devotee

Me too! I look at some of my friends' younger siblings and go, "zomg you're so young!" and then realize... wait... >_> but i'm only 18 i'm not allowed to say that...
And then when I work with my parents at trade shows i act all "mature" and usually know the merchandise better than they do and get hit on by 30+ year olds who think i'm in my mid-20s or later. :jawdrop:

Tigger's picture

I work for a company that administers exams for people getting state licenses. You can't be licensed until you are 18. I'll check the DOB for someone and think "they're not old enough to test yet" when they were born in 1990...until I realize that it means they are INDEED old enough, if just barely. People who were born in the mid-80s startle me too, until I realize that my husband was born in 1980, so they're not much younger than he is. I...I was born in 1977. I still remember when 30 was O L D and I just passed it! :jawdrop:

Nye's picture

Supplicant

yup. I just just hit 30, and my husband was born in 1980, too. I know what it feels like. Plus my husband has the gall to look like a teenager still.

Slagar's picture

Devotee

My little brothers are in high school, and my cousins are starting to graduate, get married, etc. i sympathize. The worst is that I've always been very mature for my age, but I look very, very young, so not only do I get patronized by people who are years younger than me, they usually interrupt my reading to do it. >.

It happens, and you can either be amused, or be frustrated. I aim for amused, and sometimes miss. Wink

MeiLin's picture

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I've seen your picture, sonny, and a fine thing it is to be looking at a man young enough to be my son and thinking, phew. :jawdrop:

This thread is beginning to piss me off. WinkWink

Yeti's picture

Devotee

I am often in the same position, and the patronising can range from amusing to mortifying depending on how badly the opposite party refuses to admit they may have been mistaken. More often than not the other person tends to be more embarrassed about the mistake than you are about being inconvenienced, and I think the best course of action is to make them laugh about it before they can feel guilty.

Vandole's picture

Postulant

Wow, I make you all feel old, apparently. I turned eighteen six months ago. For some reason I don't look that old; a couple months ago a grade eleven at my highschool (which I'm now free of, yay!) thought I was a niner. She was really embarrassed, it was funny.

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

At least they still think you're reasonably in high school. Freshman to junior isn't that far.

I go back to visit high school and am asked for my HALL PASS.
Whenever I'm at work, at least once every couple of months, someone asks if I'm even OLD ENOUGH TO WORK.
People think I'm 12-14 ALL THE TIME. Not even high school. I'm in college and people think I belong in a middle school. -headdesk-

Tell you what though. Show me a middle school child with a rack like mine and I'll need to see some identification o.O;;;;;

Willow's picture

This was many years ago, but when I was 25 and working in a high school I was asked for my hall pass. Apparently I looked 17. I was flustered at first because I couldn't think of how to prove I worked there. This was before 9/11 so I was never given a school ID or anything. I was just about to whip out my driver's license when my supervisor came over and vouched for me. It was kind of funny but mostly frustrating. Getting mistaken for a younger age is a lot more fun once you are over 30, I can tell you that! Smile

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Always. Now I "read" a little younger, I think because I've got younger kids than most women my age. Most women my age have kids YOUR age, you lot. Wink

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

Meimei seems to Han to be younger than my own parents. Though I think my parents are on the older lean, though that may be because I'm the youngest. -shrug-
I could be wrong I-m so happy

Mmm...Han would like to meet Meimei sometime I-m so happy (Sorry for all the third person D: ) But you seem like such a lovely person, and I almost feel like you're as close to an open maternal figure I've interacted with ^^;;; I hope that's not creepy D:

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I will be at the Portland BPAL Meet n Sniff (srsly, it's hilarious) this Saturday, and I'll be at Orycon here in Portland in November. I'm hoping to be on a panel or have a reading or something, and I'll have books with me. I don't think I'll be done with book 2 by then, but one never knows.

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

Oregon is sorta far from new Jersey. Sad >___ Han wants, but that's a leeeettle espensive. @.@;;

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I don't think I'll be going to any East Coast cons any time soon. Smile

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

I'm amassing so many reasons to visit the Pacific NW in general and Portland in particular, it's not funny anymore. Having an ocean and roughly 1.5 continents between here and there makes this kind of impractical, though. Sad

Lord Playboy's picture

Damn, am I the oldest person reading this ?

Now that makes me feel depressed and makes me feel like some kind of pervert ?!?

Maybe I should just give up, buy a pipe and some slippers and sit in a rocking chair by the fire (well, by the air-con, nobody living in the topics needs a fire to keep warm)

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

Cancer bad.
Plzno D:

V's picture

Embodiment

Beer = cirrhosis
Ice cream = obesity
Butter = heart attack

and many others, I'm sure. While I'll hardly deny the link between smoking and cancer, I'd also like to point out that quite a few of our pleasures and pastimes, particularly 'vices', have harmful effects when taken too far. It's up to the individual to decide how they risk their own health.

Yes, this makes me a little edgy about centralized health care

Yes, I fully support making bars and restaurants smoke-free. I don't like secondhand smoke.

Yes, I realize you were joking. But when you state something so starkly, it makes my knee jerk--and it hurts like hell when I kick the desk >.

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

But it still doesn't make sense to me. You start that stuff, you're going to get addicted. It's HARD to quit, and if you don't, you're going to kill yourself. I don't get what makes it so attractive to people to start.
My knee jerk is to things that cause cancer--REALLY do, not the bullshit "Oh Splenda will give you knee cancer".
I watched my Grandfather slowly fall apart because of a disease that was his gift for two tours in Vietnam. >__> I have a rather personal vendetta against it I suppose you could say.
That and smoking is just...blughhhh. Han doesn't like the tobaccy products verra much. >.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I've had three. I know. I started eating more naturally (traditional foods prepared traditionally), which meant a lot more animal fats--as much grass-fed as I could get/afford--after my first heart attack. My first angiogram showed an occlusion rate of around 8%. My second one, after two years of eating fistfuls of animal fats? It had dropped in HALF. 4% occlusion rate. My heart attacks were caused by medication, not butter, and now my doctors believe me. It took them killing me, literally, but now they believe me.

Butter does not kill you. Inflammation does, and inflammation is caused by stuff like transfats, allergens (in my case, gluten) and processed wheat, corn and soy byproducts. I eat eggs fried in butter (over brown rice, especially good). Get off the Standard American Diet (SAD for a reason), stop eating out of boxes and/or from fast food companies, learn to cook, and live.

Sorry for the unconnected rant, you just pushed a hot button all unbeknownst. Smile

V's picture

Embodiment

Or at least, no moreso than I should apologize to Han-Pan for ranting because of the button she pushed, or possibly even Han-Pan to the OP for HER rant.

You know, another forum I frequent has this thread "This Space For Rant" devoted entirely to letting posters vent about whatever has them steamed at the moment. It works wonders Smile

teehee's picture

Devotee

Cook a stick of butter in a pan until it gets brownish and pour that over some rice-- I like brown. Then if you top it with a cucumber taziki(tzatziki?) sauce, WATCH IT DISAPPEAR!

viruslife's picture

Supplicant

V cancer is very bad you should know that.

Lord Playboy's picture

True, but then again as I sit here in my ' Autumn Years ' how much time do I have left really SmileSmileSmile

Damn, I really did not realise how many people on here were in their 20s or younger!?!

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I'm old enough to be more than half my readers' mom. The really young ones, theoretically I could be their grandma, if I'd had a baby as a teenager and then that child had a baby as a teenager. And I used to be the child prodigy. aaaaagh!

V's picture

Embodiment

half the guys here would LIKE to be playboys, but few of us have the countenance. Go for it, man.

Nye's picture

Supplicant

Hard to tell with the icons... but some of us like geeks ;>

besides, words are sexy

Slagar's picture

Devotee

Too much effort. You have to keep buying them things, and those tartan bathrobes are not as comfortable as you would think. Wink

Us pretty boys are better served sticking to one at a time, two if you're lucky. Women are more fun when you can spend more time with each one. 8)

The Vixen's picture

...I really ought to hit you after the way you've been the past week, with your pandering ways... >.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

...this is the girlfriend, then.

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

Otherwise this'll get really awkward really fast. Blum 3

Slagar's picture

Devotee

The Vixen is mine, yes. I've always been something of a fox (I'd rather play tricks than start fights), so she took her sobriquet off of mine. I've been especially mischievous this week, and she's been a good sport about it ;). She teases, constantly. It's something we share.

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

I'm 1983...and I got carded buying an R-rated movie the other day...

I feel babyfaced.

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

FOR A SLUSHIE.

I mean, come on. I didn't realize I wasn't allowed to purchase those without parental consent these days >___>

MeiLin's picture

Most High

like 12 and under must have parental consent?

*ducking and running*

Honest, Han, when you're an old lady you will be SO GLAD you look younger!

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

That's what I tell myself every time I'm asked what high school I go to >.

viruslife's picture

Supplicant

And yet anyone born in 1981 or latter make me feel old. I work with some people who are 26 and its a world of difference in attitude.

Lord Playboy's picture

I am the oldest person here.

June 1969, just had the last birthday I will have with a '3' at the beginning of it !

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I have you beat by a few years.

Lord Playboy's picture

Yes, my dear.

But you are the writer, not a reader Smile

manoki's picture

Supplicant

but surely I'm not the only reader willing to admit I'm past my fourth decade. Sir must be getting close, if he's not already there. Blum 3

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Sir is my child bride. He's 10 years younger than I am.

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

of course, that there are no MASSIVE advances in medical technology...

Freydis's picture

SmileSmileSmile I'm forty-one. So there are more of us than I thought!! Huzzah!! SmileSmileSmile

Kunama's picture

Devotee

Seriously though, compared to some readers, I'm not old.

But I do act much younger than I am, which probably confirms others' assessment of me being a younger age, since I probably look younger than I am too. Wink I get my amusement where I can.

Han - have you had any fun with responses to people who mistake you for a highschooler? Surely there must be some way to exploit the situations, for much lulz! (By the way, you're apparently my younger sibling's age. Also, knowing stuff on the job is a Good Thing.)

"Oh, physical age is nothing compared to mental age. I know some of the oldest six year olds in the world." - a friend

Yeti's picture

Devotee

Some of the more amusing situations I've been through have been larger dinners out with friends and their parents. After I get all my friends carded by proxy, the mothers will often turn to the waiter and chide him or her for _not_ asking for their IDs as well.

One of the first summers I was back from undergrad, my dad and I were at the grocery store, and the cashier carded _him_ for a bottle of wine. He just laughed and thanked them afterwards [This was after my dad had tried to send me to the store to get the bottle of wine for dinner and I had to remind him I was 17].

Benefits wise, a restaurant I go to has a very good chocolate mousse disguised as a kid's 'dirt cup' [complete with gummi worms!]. You cannot order chocolate mousse off the real menu, but I almost always get away with ordering that.

TheBugKing's picture

Petitioner

I may grow old but I will NEVER grow up.
Heck I work on giant adult sized jungle gyms for a living. I pay with little dollies (Miniatures) for a hobby and am probably more immature then my 6month old.

Age means nothing. Attitude on the other hand is where it's at.
And if anyone really cares:
1977
On a side note, if I shave I get carded all the time.

Kahlmulandr's picture

Thanks now I have a older person making me feel old. 1980 and when I shave i still don't get carded. Sad sad days ahead for me now.

rdehwyll's picture

Devotee

Age, in terms of trips around the sun, does take a toll on the physicality (Says the survivor of three heart attacks, nine strokes, and a dozen major surguries), but it is attitude that makes one enjoy the perception of 'youth'. I've fought long and hard to stay young (though I admit that there were times in my teaching career that I wanted to throttle some of my students for lack of application to the course), but have in the most part succeeded -- people who know how old I am are always saying I have a youthful demeanor... or was that just the comment of 'Grow up!"? (Grin!)

By the way, I have NEVER smoked, done any street drugs, or otherwise endangerd my health -- but it still didn't help. But if I can survive what's been tossed at my life so far, I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm going to live forever...

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