How old are you?

@ravisivan (14051)
India
June 13, 2011 2:05pm CST
We live in a complex in Indiana. Here we have to use common laundry room --wherein we have to load quarters and get our clothes washed and dried. "Are you working or studying?" He said "I am working." I asked "where?" He was telling something the accent of which I could not follow. I left it. Then I asked him "How old are you? Twenty years!" He said "Seventeen" Afterwards I asked him "How do you rate my age?" He gave my age 20 years less and I felt very happy. I felt like dancing. Then he left after collecting his clothes. Now supposing a person rates your age that much less (20 years or so) how will you feel?
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
14 Jun 11
I had the opposite experience, I was purchasing a few lighters, and of course with me being visually impaired, and i"m only 155 cm tall, the cashier asked me "Are you nineteen?" I looked up agast, and she was looking at me sternly, and I said "What?!?!?!" And she repeated her question, and I snapped at her, "I'm 34!". Then she stuttered that "oh, well, take it as a compliment, then", and I snapped back, "But why did you think I was under 19?" and she just rang up my purchase and didn't say anything. Grrr..... Normally I"m not so sensitive like this, in fact if people ask me how old I am I'd just joke that i'm 105 years old and leave it at that
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
Are you visually impaired. then how do you use computer keyboard. Since when your vision was affected. have a great day
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
14 Jun 11
I been half-blind all my life, and i touch-type (I've taken classes as well as home tutoring for years) plus I make adjustments on my computer screen so the font that I see is in large print.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
I may ask the same question again purely due to memory problem. do not mistake. have a good day.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
13 Jun 11
Of course it is always nice to hear you don't look your age. But most people are trained to not tell people how old they really look. If someone looks 40 you might sau Oh you look 25 to me. That way you make the older person feel good.
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
13 Jun 11
OOOO! this is one way? doesn't matter. have a good day.
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• United States
14 Jun 11
hi ravisivan evreryone would love to hear this except those which are at 20 or less then 20.lol i am used to quote when something comes regarding it and here i can not stop myself posting a nice quote. YOUTH IS NOT A PHASE OF BODY IT IS A STATE OF MIND.isn't it? i am from india and here there is one actor in bollywood .possibly you know him his name is AMITABH BACCHAN.oh i see your profile just right now.and now nothing remains to tell you.you know even at the age of 68 he is working like the youth of age 28.
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
yes. In the movie Paa he was 12. agreed. All of us cannot become amitabh. He is unique. Like we had Sivaji Ganesan, MGR in tamil. We had NTR, Nageswara rao in telugu. have a nice day,
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
sorry forgot to add. Sholay -- Basanthi thumara naam kya basanthi --for this dialogue along I would have seen this movie N times.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 11
IMHO, when men ask your ask, they should lower the number to be polite. In most cultures, even asking for the a woman's age is insulting. My 2 cents.
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
U have not specified ur gender. U must be a female. Women will never tell their age just as men will never tell their earnings, have a nice day
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
I am seeing ur name for the first time. How r u? fine. welcome to mylot.
@amitgune (877)
• India
14 Jun 11
If at my age of 34, I asked someone that and he said I was fourteen, I would think that the guy was crazy. I fhe said that 20 years from now that I am 34, I would go totally crazy.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
Understood. Amt is 34 year old now. married ! how many kids u have? have a nice day
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@amitgune (877)
• India
15 Jun 11
Unmarried! Surprising isn't it? Did not get the right one. As of kids, don't know how many?
• United States
14 Jun 11
Sigh...these days if someone said that to me, I'd be wondering what they wanted...LOL When I was a teen I was thought to be older than I was, I took advantage of that little mistake...when I was an adult I was thought to be younger, which at the time held no advantage...I was once taking my then 6 year old to the dentist and a patrol car pulled me over, he claimed my driver's license was a fake, called child protection, and the juvenile authorities. Good thing my daughter (who had been napping) woke up and began crying for her 'Mommy'...I've no idea what I would have done in a juvenile detention facility! LOL That poor officer was SO..O..O..O..O..O..O embarrassed!
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
O! interesting. That officer would have felt embarassed. You are somebodyspecial and not imnobdyspecial!!
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• United States
14 Jun 11
Even now, 34 years later that story still amuses me to no end...I'm glad you liked it, oh and by the way, my daughter was NOT late for her dental appointment.
@SViswan (12095)
• India
14 Jun 11
ha ha...no one's going to say I look 20 years younger..that's for sure! If so, if I would look like a high school student :-P I do look younger than my age though. I've been told a couple of times that I don't look like I have a 10 (almost 11 year old) son and I've also been told that I don't look like a mother of two :-) In India, that's definitely a compliment and I accept it graciously :-)
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
good. congrats. To feel young is important besides being called younger. have a nice day.
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@SViswan (12095)
• India
14 Jun 11
Being 35 and having 2 BOYS, I definitely feel younger...lol They keep me on my toes all day long....especially since they are with me at all times :-)
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
14 Jun 11
Heck, I'm over 40 and people still ask for my ID. I just laugh and tell them thanks. What else can I do? It's really funny because after they find out how old I am they look at me and shake their head. Best Wishes!
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
nice, but u have not told whether they take u less aged or more aged. have a good day.
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• United States
14 Jun 11
If they are asking for my ID, I look a lot younger then I am. I hope this answers your question.
@sjvg1976 (14597)
• Delhi, India
14 Jun 11
Its really have the great feelings when some one guess your age lesser than your age. But it does not happen to me. I always looked much mature than my actual age. People today also say that i am of 40 but i am just 35 years old. Ravisivan please tell me what you do that people guess like that so i could also try & make myself much younger than my age.
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
nothng special. I am not fat. I keep myself busy and active whenever possible. I try to be happy.(though sometimes I am not happy--for instance about fifteen minutes back my laptop charger stopped working-I have to get another one) It will be sorted out tomorrow. have a good day
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@sjvg1976 (14597)
• Delhi, India
14 Jun 11
I also keep myself busy all the time.I keep myself happy then also i look much older than my age what should i do???
• United States
13 Jun 11
Hi Ravisivan In my culture ( Puerto Rico) it is common for the woman to look way younger then their age. It is so cute when the younger boys, and say boys as they are barely men, think I am way younger then I am. I have two grown children that many times people who do not know us cannot believe they are mine. Mainly because I did have them at a very, very young age and I do look much younger then I am. Many ask my age and come up with 12 - 15 years younger then I am and I always respond with pick one, it works for me. lol
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
13 Jun 11
nice to hear this. Whee is Puerto Rico? South america? Yes. You are younger in spirits also - this can be seen by the positive reaction u give for many discussions. have a nice day.
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• United States
13 Jun 11
Yes it is in South America. Though I am Puerto Rican, I was born and raised in the Illinois. Generally I am a very happy person and find that if I can make someone smile it makes me a happier person. My spirit's are always geared to being and feeling young.
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@bingskee (5238)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
elated, happy, excited, confused. who would not be jumping with joy?
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
thank u madam for liking my joy and dancing spirit. Not confused of course. have a good day.
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
if i were in your place, i will be falltered also.. it make us so happy.. hehehehe
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
Reducing 20 from ur age of 22. We have to give feeding bottle milk to u then. kidding. Welcome to Mylot family. U will enjoy discussions here. have a good day
@SIMPLYD (75329)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
Of course, i will be elated! Imagine, someone mistaking you for 20 years or so, younger. It will only prove , that i really look younger than my age. That is, if the boy isn't just patronizing me.
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
thank u. I wanted such encouraging comments from fellow mylottians. In contrast my wife said "dont wear this t-shirt. You look very old." I dumped that T shirt of my son which I was wearing. !!have a good day.
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
i'm 32 so far people have mistaken me for 25 hahaha must be the lifestyle i lead. i have a great paying job, a cool girlfriend, my band AcidRadio and other hobbies like this. So stress is dissipated.
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
Good. You are rated 7 years lesser. that is good. You are dissipating the stress through gf and radio. have a good day.
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@KrauseHome (33371)
• United States
15 Jul 11
Well, personally I am not sure anyone has ever guessed me to be in my late 20's but I have never asked people how old they would have guessed especially when my husband is not around. All I can say, is that if someone would guess me to be younger than 35 which most people guess I would be Happy.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
15 Jul 11
Does it mean the avatar is not ur photo please? U probably in 30s. how is ur health? better nowadays? take care.
@KrauseHome (33371)
• United States
15 Jul 11
I am believe it or not in my late 40s, and Yes, this is a picture of me. It is about 5 yrs. old. But I have not changed that much really. As for Health, I started a new discussion with update today... Keeping positive though.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
Like they need glasses...
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
22 Jun 11
possibly yes. thanks How are you madam! have a nice day
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
Fine, and you have a nice day too.
@nurseclare (2210)
• Philippines
15 Jul 11
I will feel vey happy then f someone told me I'm 20. But it's opposite foe I look 5 years older tha my age now because of my make up, I always wear make up and i lok mature. My friend told me i look mature. So now, i seldom use make up. :)
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
15 Jul 11
You are right. for some people make up will reduce the age. for others it may increase. In case u feel that make up increases ur age then avoid it. I support ur view.
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@RamRes (1725)
• Argentina
20 Jun 11
Some people confuses my age too. Right now my real age is 26, but if I ask people around me they often say 18 or 20 or so, very funny when I say they all are wrong. I think it's because my small body texture gives the bad impression, but I'm already used to such wrong estimations, athough I don't hide my age and will happily say it when someone asks. And really it's somewhat annoying that everyone gets confused.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
20 Jun 11
To appear as 20 is good only. do not regret. Of course you must get a bridge soon and for that you must appear 25+. have a good day.
• Brazil
14 Jun 11
yes. we live in indiana. do you lst and lost
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
Welcome to Mylot I do not follow what you say. You are also living in Indiana. Good.hope u will enjoy discussing in mylot. have a good day
@lila0812 (54)
• Indonesia
14 Jun 11
I think that, i will feel the person who is saying I'm younger than my true age, is joking to me..because, from every side you see me, I'm very 0old ...ha..ha..ha. Off course its also a kidding. Be honest although it's bitter is better.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
14 Jun 11
ya. perhaps u are 81.2 years old (kidding) thanks for posting ur comments. Why did u choose this avatar? Sorry forgot to welcome you to mylot family. I am ur elder brother here--yes active one month old.
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