Looking Young A Curse?
July 18, 2011 5:24pm CST
Its a compliment if other people say that your looking younger than your age but on my case, I think I will think again. It happened when I was 20 years old when my former college classmates asked me to hang out with them in a beer house. Although I don't drink nor smoke but I said ''yes'' just to have an experience of night life and for me to socialize. We were five including me in the group, the three were minors whom asked me to hang out, though they much look older or mature than me and the rest including me were already at the right age. When we arrived and have a place to settled, one of my mates whom a minor called the waitress to take our orders. Outside of the bar I saw a police car and wondering maybe they are having a good time too anyway when we already said our orders the waitress refused and said minors are not allowed to drink specially there are police men. My mates defend and said that we are not minors because were in college already but the woman wasn't satisfied until she pointed someone in our group and it was me. She said I'm a minor, I was shocked, then I defend but the woman wouldn't believe to anything I said so I take out my I.D and some papers saying that I'm 20, I was even thinking maybe its better if I brought my birth certificate. I was somehow felt discriminated and out of place because of that experienced. Specially in flirting, most girls flirt on me were 15 to 17yrs old, would it be child abuse then? Lol! Most define it as advantage but for me I guess its a no.
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21 Jul 11
Hi! It's hard to believe that someone neither smoke nor drink nowadays. Kudos to you! I cannot remember any incidence that made me think looking young is a curse because I have always thought that looking young is an advantage. And whenever I'm told that I look younger than my age, I get happy. lol Looking young really helped me a lot when I went abroad for the first time. I easily breezed through the immigration without getting delayed. Oh, I think now I know why looking young might be a curse. I am so used to it that I don't want to get old! ^^
19 Jul 11
i have that experience too when i was going in a net cafe they won't let me log in because they said minors are not allowed between 9.00pm till morning. and whats funny is there someone that's really minor along my friends but she would let him in but not me. haha
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19 Jul 11
I never considered it a bad thing to be asked for i.d. That said, nobody should have to carry their birth certificate around,sheesh! Just remember when fifteen year olds flirt to leave them alone lol. Don't worry. Some day you'll get wrinkles like everybody else!
19 Jul 11
I think it is a compliment for me if they tell me I look younger than my actual age. Most people were saying that I am about five years younger in terms of look than my actual age. However few of them did not believe when I told them of my actual age that they still think that I am five years younger. I took them as compliment that I feel that it is another gift from God.
19 Jul 11
Haha! I do experience some disadvantage of looking too young with your age. I am always referred to as a high school student when in fact I am already an adult who finished college and is already working. It's quite hard to in work for me as they don't seem to care about my ideas because they think I am not that mature yet. Worse is that my authority being a higher ranking person is often misjudged by my looks. Anyway, I still look at it as a positive one since I get to have a go with young girls too. Haha!
19 Jul 11
Well, for young men like you having a baby face, it's really sad to be mistaken for a minor, specially when you would simply like to be drinking with your friends in a bar. But as to getting young girls flirting with you, it's really bad too. You could really be charged with corruption of minors. Try growing a mustache. It will make you look matured. And also add some muscles to your body.
18 Jul 11
At some point like the given situation, yes somehow you can call it a disadvantage but the point is there are lot of people out there that would probably envy what you have. Looking younger than your age is definitely a plus factor and what I can suggest maybe is to appreciate what you have. At least you can always do your stuff at home , whether it is a drinking session or what but you can't definitely deceive someone that you are just 20 when you are forty unless you are doing some expensive tricks to treat yourself. See the difference?