Does anyone get the "You look great...for your age."
Or, "You're in awesome shape, for someone thirty-five."
Thank you, Students. You will be receiving your D's and F's soon. I'm sure they mean it nicely, but yeesh! I'm not ready for the retirement home!
Must be teenagers...lol
I've gotten to the point in my life that I'm secure enough in myself that I don't really care what other people think of me. Of course I don't stand in front of a classroom full of students all day either.
Teenagers have not fully developed their Tact muscles. A few blows to the side of the head should cure that.
Shake it off, baby!
Cbidt's girl: 35 is really old to an 18 year old. Consider it a full on compliment. In a decade they'll realize it's not that far away!
Thank you! I'll keep this in mind; I was just remembering when I was an 18-year-old college student, and we had a fellow dance major who was 26 (who had been a professional ballerina and was coming back to school after "retirement"). We treated her like she was ancient. *face palm* Of course, 26 is the average retirement age for ballerinas, so I guess I'm dead in "dancer years."
I used to think 35 was SOOOO old when I was 20. Now I have to admit, I do look great for a 37-yr-old. Hell, I look better than lots of 27-yr-olds.
Right now I'm in the best shape of my life and I love how I look. I also take fantastic care of my skin and appreciate the compliments. I'm also a million times more confident than I was when I was younger.
Just say 'thanks!' and smile to yourself that you indeed do look fabulous!
Yeah, it's just teens and college students. I work with 20-somethings, and the late 20's all seem to think I'm their age, until they clue in about L. I also got carded to buy a lottery ticket, the clerk was over 80, and was mortified when I showed him my drivers license. He kept apologizing - I wanted to hug him.
Take the compliment!! You do look amazing.
Thanks, Everyone! Happy Friday! What happened was I ran a local 5K and got second in my age division (some students ran it, too), so it led to the whole age discussion and, "I didn't know you were 35!" which led to all of the above comments.
Here's to rockin' no matter our age!
gimmietimmies: Cheers to that!
I just bought some awesome super tall martini glasses yesterday because they were on clearance at our local kitchen store. This reminds me to use them tonight. Thanks!
Not a back-handed compliment, but the other day my hair stylist, who is 26, said something along the lines of, " . . . in your generation, . . . " It was the first time I've ever felt my age (40) and I was so taken aback by the remark! I suppose we are in different "generations" but, man, that still stung!