06 December 2008


Working full-time really eats into my blogging time, I guess that is just a normal sacrifice :)
One quick work story:
Yesterday, a woman approached me and asked me how old I was? When I responded, her jaw about hit the floor. She then proceeded to tell me how she was hoping to set me up with her 18 year old college freshmen son. I laughed and then said, "and I'm married too."
She said, "What?! But, you look so young and fresh!"
Needless to say, I was flattered, but also chuckling inside. I guess once you get married you are supposed to look old and stale???

Last week another lady asked me if I was 17? I laughed and told her my age. She said, "oh, I was wondering because I thought you had to be 18 to work here."
When I told my 16 year old cousin that story, she just looked at me and said, "well how old do I look?" I really do look 9 years older than her, so according to these people maybe Miss Makenzie would look about 7, hmm... I don't think so.
Anyway, people's perceptions are funny because, a couple of years ago I was buying some life savers for a cookie recipe and the only ones I could find were in the "book." When I was checking out, the cashier said, "oh, are these a tradition for your kids?"
I just looked at her, like what? and politely answered "no."
Two things bothered me, I would have to have multiple children old enough to eat life savers. And, these children would have to be old enough to have consumed life savers enough years to think of it as a "tradition."

I guess it doesn't matter, but that is about all I have to blog about!


e said...

Welcome to my world.

Our growing family said...

I kind of get that when people find out how many kids I have...I find it hilarious! I guess I could fall under the "getting this for your kids tradition" because of our kids' age...and we are the same age, so I guess you just never know! I sometimes feel bad for cashiers that are trying to make small talk...I could never do that...I would put my foot in my mouth constantly!
Anyways, you will always be beautiful, young and fresh becuase your heart is reflected on the outside! =)

Allie Watson said...

So funny. You've always looked 17. People never ask me how old I am, I don't know if that's good or bad. I'd like to think I'm still "young and fresh" too LOL

Robica said...

i liked your story b/c the exact same thing happened to me last week. I was with my mom at a women's event and a friend of hers was shocked to hear that I drove her there b/c I didn't look old enough. Wow.