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Old 01-01-2006, 10:06 PM   #1
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The "I hate having a babyface/looking younger than I really am" thread

This is for those of us who still get asked if we want a kids menu in a restaurant, get asked if we are graduating from elementary school instead of high school, and other things that people do when they assume you are much younger than you really are. Well at least that's what happened to me. Anyone else got stories?
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that used to happen to me a few years ago, not for a while though. now people usually guess my age about right
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:11 PM   #3
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Re: The "I hate having a babyface/looking younger than I really am" thread

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This is for those of us who still get asked if we want a kids menu in a restaurant, get asked if we are graduating from elementary school instead of high school, and other things that people do when they assume you are much younger than you really are. Well at least that's what happened to me. Anyone else got stories?

i hate when u get asked that "do u want a kids menu" god do i look like i want to color!!
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:15 PM   #4
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I got carded for a Rated R movie the other day...and I'm 30ish

I used to hate it, but the day will come when you really appreciate it.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:17 PM   #5
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I love getting carded... shocking but true it still happens to me

believe me there are worse things than being thought of as too young
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I'm 27... I get carded buying certain CD's....my ID gets the total exam if I buy any type of alcohol....I work at a high school so you can just imagine what fun that is..lets see where do I begin I get hit on...asked on dates by kids who don't know I teach there I get yelled at for getting coffee because its for "faculty" only I get asked to leave the faculty lunch table everyone thinks my husband is older...he's actually 2 years younger
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I it now when I am carded and I get the "you are 30!?" comments and looks.

I used to hate my young looks but I love them now.
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I was working at my 2nd job one day and this guy said you look like your 17! People always say I look young for my age.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:50 PM   #9
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I once got called a kid by some random guy cos of my height, I'm 5'2" and he was something like 6'8" .
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I went out to a restuarant on NYE.
They handed me a kids menu.
But then didn't card me when I ordered a drink.




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Old 01-01-2006, 11:26 PM   #11
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I'm 27, and am 5'2" with a little face and big eyes. For YEARS, I got asked for ID when buying cigs/alcohol. It drove me mental at the time - I really detested it. Here the smoking age is 16 so I was regularly asked until I was about 23. Some nasty old bat asked me if I was 16, a couple of years ago. I replied "No, dear, I'm 25."

After that it didn't happen much, apart from one little incident in 2004. I had to show my passport to get into a club... at the age of 26.

It hasn't happened for over a year. It pissed me off something chronic when it happened all the time, but now, I don't care anymore. I used to get exceptionally irritated when people told me I'd be glad of it one day, but BonoVoxSuperstar is right, I'm afraid.I still fully empathise with anyone who's been irritated by this.

I worked at a petrol station before I went to uni. I remember being infuriated when some arrogant 16 year old imbecile, who was queueing at my till, turned around to his mate and said "watch me get asked for ID by someone younger than me." I was 21!


That said... I once had to ask a 22 year old to prove his age. He did look about 12, but I was a bit embarrassed when he produced his driving license and various other things. His friend thought it was hilarious. I hated doing it, but if I'd sold cigarettes to some underage brat (who were ALWAYS trying), I could have been fined £1000 and been sacked for gross misconduct. So I do feel for the unfortunate staff that have no choice but to ask.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:27 PM   #12
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I still get carded occasionally at clubs and liquor stores and I'm 36. The guy at the liquor store in Edmonton in October was apologetic after he saw my ID, he was like, shit, sorry man. But I don't have a babyface.
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^ You honestly don't look 36. You look about 28-29.
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when i'm not wearing makeup, i tend to look like an older adolescent. it's minorly irritating, mainly because i get hit on by said age group--and i'm not exactly a cradle-robber. Also, whenever i'm lugging around one or both of my two darling babies, people often assume that i'm either the "big sister" or the babysitter. Oh well, you get used to it. And, yes, as others have pointed out, it will be regarded as a blessing in the years to come.
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:49 AM   #15
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Everyone tells me I look 10 years younger than I am and it feels good. I belive you are as young as you feel, age is only a number. My sister is 2-1/2 yrs younger than I am but everyone always thinks she is the older one! I haven't been carded in a long long time tho.
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