Hello darlings! I went to work the other day and we had a “guest chef” kind of thing. He worked in a restaurant that was destroyed in the flood so he’s working a week here, a week there until he can find a steady job. Which is really too bad, that must be brutal and I really hope he finds another job soon. Anyway so he assumed I was 21 and that lead to a conversation about me sneaking into bars which I pointed out doesn’t work in a small town. Also I’m a good child 😉 This happens A LOT to me. People have been thinking I am a university student since I was in the 7th grade. That means when I was 12, I looked 18! Mostly I think this has to do with the fact that I’m tall. I’m 5’10” currently and I might have been half an inch shorter in grade 7, but I haven’t grown much since. I turn 17 next week, by the way, just so there is no confusion. I don’t want to say it’s annoying or insulting because it’s not. If people thought I was 13 that would be annoying. I just don’t know how to take it and it gets a little tiring to explain.
What bugs me is sometimes when people find out I’m not in university or not an adult they suddenly treat me differently. “Ok we’re been talking for 10 minutes and the fact that you just now figured out my age doesn’t change that! I have been the same age for the entire time, so don’t treat me like a kid!” I was at Starbucks and I was meeting up with one of my friends there and she was late so I started talking to this guy (he was really nice at first, he bought me a coffee) And we started talking about science somehow. I’m pretty sure it was biology it might have been physics. After some time he asks me what I’m majoring in and I tell him that I’m in grade 11 and he suddenly turns so patronizing! Seriously? Not two minutes ago we were talking about science and I don’t know maybe I sounded like a total idiot but then why weren’t you being all high-and-mighty then?!
But it got me thinking, when I’m 20 will I look 30? I really hope not! That would be dreadful! If you’re 30 that’s not a bad thing but who want’s to look 30 at 20? That is my little blurb. Does stuff like this happen to other people? It must.