Thursday, February 21, 2008

Aged Before My Time

So I am at the grocery store the other day, getting milk, eggs, and few other items, one of which was a six pack of New Castle. Though I am 25 now, I often get carded, I still look pretty young, fielding comments about still being in high school, and being too young to have a child, I'm sure not wearing any make-up 80% of the time makes me look even younger. Now, I feel like I have aged alot in these three years of widowhood, how can I not have? In that respect I have more in common with the 80 year olds; but sometimes I still feel like "Wait I just turned 21, I am still so young." I tell you though, when I see that sticker on the counter at checkout that says if you were born before todays date in 1990 you can buy cigarettes, I feel very aged. My little brother was born in 90! So anyhow I bring my purchases up to checkout and start getting my ID out while my checker (probably born in 90) is scanning the New Castle, however he doesn't ask for it. So I say "Do you want to see my ID?" and he says, "Well, I think if you can handle a kid you can handle a beer." Surprised I say something like "You never know people are having kids pretty young." and then the truth comes out...he replies "We only have to ID if you look under 27 so..." I could only smile, take my groceries and then make some phone calls to laugh about how old I am.


Anonymous February 21, 2008 at 11:50 AM  

You know you love your crows feet. I love them too. Osanna

Mason and Terri's Mom February 21, 2008 at 12:13 PM  

Isn't that the truth! I definetly have more in common with an 80YO {87 to be exact!} It makes me happier to mop my floor or reading a book on Friday night then going out!!

New Castle....mmmmmm. lol I KNOW I'm feeling better if the sound of beer is enticing!

MomS/Gram February 21, 2008 at 1:33 PM  

My cousin Sue and I are 2 months apart in age. I remember when I turned 25, she sent me a birthday card letting me know that we were now a quarter of a century old! lol!

big hair betty February 21, 2008 at 11:23 PM  

I turned 30 in January and I was telling people that the weird thing about turning 30 is that in 5years I'll be 35!! Yikes, now that seems old!

FinaDrea February 22, 2008 at 5:40 AM  

I like Osanna's comment! HAHA
Lis you dont look 27. I always tell ladies at church that I try to keep the kids with me (atleast 1 of them) so people dont think im in the youth group. The kids are great for making you look older than you really are :-)

In Ohio I bought a beer for a bread recipe and didnt get carded. He asked me "what beer do you want?" (this was a beer dock, drive thru thing.. so you could just buy 1 beer) and I was like "umm.. I dont know the cheapest.. its for a recipe." HAHA he looked at me with the weirdest expression.

I guess he figured no reason to card a girl using a cheap beer for a loaf. :-)

Jeanne February 22, 2008 at 4:51 PM  

Yes, it is a humbling experience when you stop getting carded. :-) I think the way you speak and carry yourself misleads people to read you as older. You have always been way wise beyond your years, if you ask me. We "older ladies" in the Trinity bible study were regularly stunned by your insights. (And yes, being thought of as one of the older ladies totally blows.)

Mrs. Schwager February 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM  

Perhaps it's time for some Botox. You want to be carded until at least 40!

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