Originally Posted by Red in Chicago
I suspect folks are just trying to be nice. I've done so plenty of times.
Unfortunately, no. Things have repeatedly come up in conversation that show that people assume I'm younger than I am, at times even with people I've known for ten years. I've also had several people not believe me and had to show them my drivers licence. This is a problem when I meet people I used to know; I have never really changed the way I look, but I rarely recognize others.My mind has gone.
Notice that I haven't said looking the way I used to is a good thing. I'd rather look like a handsome older person than a geeky thirty-something.
This is a genetic thing. My sister, who is in her mid-thirties, began work in a school last year and was repeatedly asked by teachers why she wasn't in class.