Thursday, March 02, 2006

'fess up

Is there anyone who actually lies about his or her age? I don't lie about it. I might joke about it, but I don't have an issue with admitting that I am 31 and, even though I do joke about it, I don't even really care.

There is one blogger here who I know is sensitive about his or her age and who I would suspect of lying about his or her age to people who do not know him or her.


Blogger Mishka said...

My husband and I switched ages for a few years...he is two years younger than me chronologically but ages older than me otherwise (he is much more serious and by the book than I am).

I guess I prefer to not talk about my age much but I probably wouldn't outright lie about it if I was asked...

10:48 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Mishka, my hubby is also two and a half years younger than me, but he also looks/acts older.

That being said, I have no prob telling people how old I am. It's when they ask about his age that I waver. :) At least he's 30 now.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Kate the Peon said...

I have no reason to lie about my age, and if I do, no one would believe me anyway since I still look 16.

Sometimes I joke about it though, and tell people I'm about 4yrs older, just to see if they'll buy it, but then I fess up.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Jen14221 said...

I so know that you are talking about me! I lie about my age all the time - some days I am 30, some days 29, some 31. Rarely am I ever 36. Which is my real age.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Pittchick said...

I'm currently 29 and considering lying about my age when I have my next birthday. I still get carded, so maybe not...

1:11 PM  
Blogger mini driver wannabe said...

I just turned 30 and I earned it. People tried to be sensitive and lie for me on my bithday but I wouldn't have it.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous red said...

I always wondered why people lied about their age. Then I turned 26 and for some reason I was ashamed of how OLD I suddenly was. Or maybe it was that I was ashamed of how I was acting at 26, or how little I had accomplished, or who the fuck knows. I think I'm better now. But I still don't feel my age.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

I turned my favorite number last year, and it's going to be hard to give up.

My sister is two years older than me, though, so I have a couple years to freak out about the big ones before it's my turn. By then it doesn't seem like such a big deal.

I guess I don't think it really matters much, anyway.

5:03 AM  
Blogger peachy said...

I never lie about my age, but I certainly don't look 31.
I don't understand why people would lie. What's the big deal?

5:41 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

There is a reason why people in Hollywood lie about their age because there really is an ageism issue. If people ask me how old I am, I tell them. But most people think I look much younger, so I don't do anything to dissuade them unless they ask. If I weren't in LA, it would probably be different.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous sarcastrix said...

It's not so much that I'm old, it's that other people born in the same year just seem so much older than I am. Marriages? Mortgages? Minivans? I refuse to be in that age bracket.

That said, I prefer to be vague about my age rather than lie about it.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous mtlm said...

Since my husband is so much older than me (17 years) he actually used to up my age when we were first married. Now that I am in my late twenties (still weird to say that) we don't get so many nasty remarks. (And yes I know who you are!)

Most people don't believe me when I tell them I am 28 because I also still look like a teenager. Just a few months ago a convenient store clerk almost carded me when I tried to buy a lotto ticket of all things.

Since I've put on few more pounds lately it seems that the teenager phase is finally passing ...

2:06 PM  

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