February 19, 2005

Kids Adults These Days

The Scene: Crowded neighborhood donut and coffee distribution center, 8:30 AM, cold. I'm wearing jeans, a fleece pull-over and a baseball hat. I haven't shaved for two days and it shows.

Woman 1: Hey there! Nice to see you!
Me: Nice to see you too.
Woman 1: Wait. You're not who I thought you were.
Me: No, I'm not. I thought that's what was happening here.
Woman 1: I thought you were one of my students.
Me: Nope. Got the wrong guy.
Woman 2: You know, I thought he looked like one of my students too.
Woman 1: All these kids start to look alike.
Me: Kids? I'm not sure if I should be flattered or depressed.

Posted by Chris at February 19, 2005 1:40 PM

flattered. they were talking about your looks.

now if they were referring to your social habits that would be different.

Posted by: julie at February 19, 2005 1:52 PM

*snickers* Oh I am sure you should be flattered sonny boy....bwahahahaa!!! =)

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2005 3:27 PM

Maybe their students were college-aged? That wouldn't be so bad. Then it'd be flattering without the risk of feeling insecure about your facial hair growth.

Posted by: Heather at February 19, 2005 4:47 PM

I think being mistaken for a student is way better than being mistaken for being pregnant when you have not the least hint of an embryo inside you...

But that's just me. And I'm not fat.

Posted by: Alison at February 19, 2005 4:53 PM

Admit it - you were *trying* to look young and hip, weren't you Chris?! ;)

Posted by: Anakalia at February 19, 2005 5:08 PM

hahaha. there's something about dressing like a bum that makes people look like they're in college. when i go out in jeans, sneakers and a fleece jacket i'm pretty sure people think i go to school, and that is just fine with me.

Posted by: laura at February 19, 2005 5:12 PM

Aw. You should be flattered, "Kid".

Posted by: Fraulein N at February 19, 2005 5:45 PM

flattered, though, with all due respect, as a former university professor, they were talking to the baseball cap.

that is total fraternity boy uniform.

no offense.

Posted by: jen at February 19, 2005 6:16 PM

So, after she realized her mistake, was it not nice to see you? :D

Posted by: Jon in Michigan at February 19, 2005 7:35 PM

Be flattered. :)

Posted by: Rori at February 19, 2005 8:00 PM

Flattered! Being on the other side of 30, the clock is ticking down to the day when you're universally referred to as "sir". ;)

Posted by: Amanda at February 19, 2005 9:05 PM

Want a cookie and milk?

Posted by: Nina at February 19, 2005 9:06 PM

I just had to deal with the fact that I no longer get carded for alcohol. That's kind of depressing. Now I have to buy more alcohol to drown my depression over not being carded for alcohol.

Just kidding ;) I'm not much of a drinker, but that is depressing to stop being carded.

Posted by: Gweny at February 20, 2005 12:05 AM

aw, just when you think you're being recognized from your blog, huh? BTW, has anyone ever spotted you and recognized you from your blog? That'd be pretty cool...to be recognized as an "internet celebrity."

Posted by: Wildcat at February 20, 2005 2:10 AM

Be flattered. That happens to me about twice a month. Two weeks ago someone thought I was 17. I'm 25!!!!!
I keep telling myself I'll love it once I'm forty.

Posted by: JustAgirl at February 20, 2005 7:49 AM

Excellent - so well handled.

Posted by: cassie-b at February 20, 2005 10:23 AM

Hahahaha! Be flattered :))

Posted by: Sweety at February 20, 2005 12:27 PM

If it is a choice between flattery and depression, always choose the former. And you kids all do look alike ;-)

Posted by: Ginny at February 20, 2005 12:28 PM

I'm sure you should be flattered! I haven't been mistaken for a student in two years. *sob* I must be starting to look like the 30something I am. lol

Posted by: groovebunny at February 20, 2005 1:40 PM

Definitely flattery ;)

Posted by: Chrissie at February 20, 2005 2:09 PM

Be flattered! I got carded buying wine at Target yesterday and I thanked the cashier profusely.

Posted by: Kelley at February 20, 2005 4:55 PM

I can just picture your expression.

I would take it as a compliment hun'.
You still a youngin'.

Posted by: La Bella at February 22, 2005 12:35 AM