Monday, December 14, 2009

With apologies to SJ, who has heard this story a dozen times since it happened (but wouldn't you tell it a lot too?)

I was helping out at my church on Friday night when I had the chance to meet the father of one of the members in the youth group I lead. Upon meeting me, he started to talk about how great it is that someone so young is leading the group and how the kids can relate to me a lot better than they can relate to someone older, etc. Then he stopped and asked my age. When I told him I'm 33, he got a shocked look on his face and said, "I thought you were 22!"

A few minutes later, he didn't seem to be paying attention to what I was saying and said, "I'm sorry. I can't get over the fact that you're 33." Yeah, that pretty much made my year right there.

9 comments:

CarrieBeth said...

Heck yeah you should be telling this story over and over. I think a billboard or skywriting would appropriate in this situation.

Soda and Candy said...

Yay!

Yeah people usually think I'm younger than I am, they obviously don't look at the skin around my eyes...

; )

Margaret said...

That is always a good feeling to get called younger than you really are!
Congrats

sj said...

the ICU staff have many times thought we (me, j and his sister) were all in our early to mid 20s. but, i think by now, with our dark circles, bags and tired wrinkles, we may be closer to looking our age.

Stephanie said...

Definitely worth repeating.

M said...

That would make my day! I don't even get a second look when the "under 40?" thing pops up when buying alcohol. Don't they know that I was 39 again?!

Sam_I_am said...

When I was 20, one of my relatives at my Family Reunion kept trying to get me to go play the kids' games. He said, "You can play til you're 18!" and I said "how old do you think I am??" He said "15 or 16." and when I told him I was two months away from 21, he was stunned. It was awesome!

Srg said...

That's awesome!

kk said...

if he wasn't a man of the cloth you should have kissed him.

(every once in a while I get carded going places...and it just makes my night)