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Old 02-14-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Are You Ever Told "No Way" Concerning Your Age?
First of all, wife and I are in our early 60's. We were asking a girl in the Print/Copy area of a local store about some paper. For some reason, during the conversation, I asked the girl how old she was......she said "24". I told her that we were old enough to be her grandparents. She said "No way!" Then, I looked at her and said "I was in Viet Nam" and she said again, "No way!". Then I said, well I guess you're going to say the same thing when I tell you that I graduated from high school in 1968.........again, "No way!" she replied. I then leaned over and sort of whispered to her,......"ever heard of Just For Men hair coloring? She (wife) colors her hair as well." Guess the younger generation doesn't think that older folks color their hair, especially men!
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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We get that without coloring our hair. Apparently we simply don't look our age. Others consistently guess our age at 5-7 years younger than we are.

On the other side of the coin: Have you noticed all the 10 year-olds driving cars?
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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Are You Ever Told "No Way" Concerning Your Age?
First of all, wife and I are in our early 60's. We were asking a girl in the Print/Copy area of a local store about some paper. For some reason, during the conversation, I asked the girl how old she was......she said "24". I told her that we were old enough to be her grandparents. She said "No way!" Then, I looked at her and said "I was in Viet Nam" and she said again, "No way!". Then I said, well I guess you're going to say the same thing when I tell you that I graduated from high school in 1968.........again, "No way!" she replied. I then leaned over and sort of whispered to her,......"ever heard of Just For Men hair coloring? She (wife) colors her hair as well." Guess the younger generation doesn't think that older folks color their hair, especially men!
Presumably both you and your wife have faces that also belie your age, because no amount of hair dye makes an old face look younger than its years.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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or she was being polite. I would never ask someone their age unless for some reason I had to know.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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Unfortunately, I look my age and then some. It is not just the gray hair but bags under the eyes and general tiredness. I am hoping I will start looking and feeling better when I retire and some of the stress is gone and I have time for some exercise.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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Well, our faces don't have a lot (?) of wrinkles OR perhaps this young lady only knows 60 plus people who look much older than we do. Whatever the case, it sure put a smile on our faces!!

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Presumably both you and your wife have faces that also belie your age, because no amount of hair dye makes an old face look younger than its years.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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Oh heck, when I've told some young folks, briefly, what I've done in my life so far, they get amazed until I tell them my age. BUT, when I tell them about doing Purchase Orders on a typewriter, Inventory on 3 x 5 cards, driving a gas forklift, filling out UPS or FEDX books......they think I'm very ANCIENT!!
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Tell them you remember when Slinky was introduced. That'll flip their twitter!
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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I don't think too many peope are fooled by hair color these days. I also don't think that people when asked to guess your age are going to do anyhting other than say yonger ;so as not to offend.One reaso so mnany are shcokjed when see a old classamte after eyaqrs;its the mirror effect that really shocks.I would bet that Hugh Hefenr thinks he doen't look like a old man either.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Is this the same thing as a lady making a comment to a lady (friend) "are you pregnant?" and the friend had gained some weight, not pregnant? Or, how about a lady comments to another lady "you've lost some weight!" and the lady actually had gained some weight.
Oh, by the way......my barber thought I was 10 yrs younger the first time I sat in his chair! Made my day!!

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I don't think too many peope are fooled by hair color these days. I also don't think that people when asked to guess your age are going to do anyhting other than say yonger ;so as not to offend.One reaso so mnany are shcokjed when see a old classamte after eyaqrs;its the mirror effect that really shocks.I would bet that Hugh Hefenr thinks he doen't look like a old man either.
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