I have a question for you lovely kiddos: Is it rude to tell someone they look like a young teenager?? Let me explain. Recently, I have had about five people tell me that I don’t look 21. I get various comments such as: “You don’t look older than 18.” One lady even said, “You are not 21! You don’t look a day over 14!” To some extent, I get this. I do look young. Maybe I don’t look 21. But I am 21. I don’t think I am some super mature person, but I do hope to get a little more respect than is given a 14-year-old. My 14-year-old self was far different than my 21-year-old self. She had braces and 14-year-old style. I don’t have 14-year-old style (I hope)! Come on people!! If you think I look young, is there really a reason you feel the need to say that? What if someone told me they were 40 and I blurt out “You aren’t 40! You look at least 80!” How’d ya like that?
Rest assured, I would never say this. This is just a little reminder to think before you say something OUT LOUD. How will others perceive what you have said? I’d love to hear your stories about this!
Joyfully (and youthfully) yours,