Misconceptions about your age

Redsonga

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Oh a phone I am often asked if my parents are home. Having a high voice like I do and usually not wearing make up/ having a 'young' fashion sense I many times have been seen as ether underaged or anywhere from 19-25. Since I really just turned 29 this year I feel like that is a blessing.
 

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When i was a kid, people always thought i was older than i was due to a combination looking older and being very mature for my age in terms of personality and how i carried myself. (And since i started shaving at an early age also helped) That lasted from childhood up until my mid-20's. Once i was in my late 20's, i tended to "stay there" for a good while (probably due to relatively clean living...not smoking, drinking, etc plus good genes)

Now at 40 i still pass for young 30's and if i go clean shaven, late 20's. My entire family: siblings and both parents all were blessed with the ability to look at least ten years younger than actual age,
 

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If we're getting into the subject of phone conversations, then people tell me that I sound very much like my dad on the phone... I can pick up on similarities in our voices, but I wouldn't say it's exact.
 

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In my case, the people think I'm my mother... :sigh:
Oh there there, it could be worst, people could think you're an even older family member.
I think my high smallish voice is partly because of how I was treated growing up. The whole 'children seen not heard' and old fashion 'men are talking' mindsets :\
 

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A lot of people think I'm younger than I actually am because of the things I like. Then when I answer the phone, people mistake me for someone older.
 

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I was walking the other day to work and someone walking their dog asked me if I was in high school. Perhaps it was my backpack, but it threw me for a loop. I didn't think at 25 I looked super-young anymore, but who knows.
 

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I was walking the other day to work and someone walking their dog asked me if I was in high school. Perhaps it was my backpack, but it threw me for a loop. I didn't think at 25 I looked super-young anymore, but who knows.
I'm just a year older than you, but people ask me if I'm still in school all the time. Well, I don't think they think I'm in high school, I think they probably think I'm in college or something, because people usually ask, "Are you still in school, or are you working, or both?"
 

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I still get asked if I'm in college, and I just went to my 10 year reunion, lol.
 

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I still get asked if I'm in college, and I just went to my 10 year reunion, lol.
I'm sure I mentioned this before, but I used to assume you were much older than you are. Granted, you've never explicitly mentioned what your age is, though you've given us ideas as to what generation you're a part of, but I remember thinking you had to be into your 30s or even 40s, because you've always had a certain maturity about you and your posting style that always made you seem like the old and wise type.
 
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