I have been plagued for the last year or so by an alarming amount of people telling me I look like I'm about 15 years old. Now, I will admit, people have always in the past guessed my age is younger than it is. I have a sister that is four years younger than me, and people are always asking "Which one is older?" (which is NOT cool when you're in high school).
Some, no, most of the time, I disregard the comments.
I have older ladies (70's+) say "Honey, you don't look a day older than 14." That doesn't bother me that much.
Then recently, a high school student thought I was 19 and was a fellow contestant in the pageant in which she was competing.
I recently started singing in a state-wide women's choir and have been asked if I am old enough to be in it. (As if high school kids would join a women's choir for fun.)
But this last week I got a comment that really made me question myself.
As you may know, I use the internet at the office of my apartment complex. The rule is that you have to be 18 in order to use the internet. Recently, my office got some new maintenance staff members, and I went over to the office just after 3:00pm to get on the internet. I was wearing a hoodie, jeans, some ugg type (but cheaper) boots, and a matching bow. Similar to this below (just ad the boots):
I walked into the office and headed toward the computer, like I always do, but the new maintenance man was sitting in front of the two computers, rather territorially. I figured he would move as I got closer to the computers (he wasn't using either, he was just sitting). But he just kept looking at me, like he was challenging me.
I made it known I was hoping to get on one of the computers, and then he said it.
He audaciously asked:
"Did you not just get off the school bus?"
Whoa - hold the phone.
THE SCHOOL BUS??!!! Like for kids who aren't old enough to drive??!!! REALLY???!!!! THE SCHOOL BUS??!!!!
I was borderline speechless, but I responded that no, I, in fact, did not just get off the school bus, and that I am 24 years old and married.
He of course apologized and let me on the computers.
But then I thought to myself, Really? Maybe I'm like one of those people that doesn't dress their age but no one tells them so they put them on that show for a makeover.
Here's another photo of how I might dress:
I mean, I like jeans and boots and sweatshirts. Is that really that bad? I can't wear dressy clothes and heels everyday! I would lose my sanity.
What is a girl to do?
What do you think? Do I need an extreme makeover?