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thegodofhats
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28 May 2007, 9:00 pm

I'm 14 and people often mistake me for a college aged person, but I always wear a hat and sunglasses, and don't dress very teen-agerly, and have a super short hairctu(shaved it all off in January!). And my interests usually bring me to places where teenagers don't go, library, used book store, old movie rental place, record store, not "myspace", etc.

I met a guy, who I'm positive was had AS or autism and he was probably somewhere from 30 to 40, but his face and mannerism made him seem way younger at times.



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28 May 2007, 9:15 pm

I'm 26 and still get carded to buy cigarettes :?

dunno if it's really so much an AS thing though-my bf is 30 and looks 16... but then again, he does some odd things...



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28 May 2007, 9:46 pm

I'm a big guy, 6'2". I've always gone either way. I could have been 19 at 16 (If I didn't shave), but now at 22 often get told I look younger (if I shave). What is weird is that my facial hair hasn't progressed much since I was 16, it's very fair and sparse in most places, only having really darkened and become a little thicker under my chin :?

Edit: I sometimes get a few years older now, but this may be the way I act.
I also still get acne, something which is more prevalent in youth.



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28 May 2007, 11:07 pm

People have always underestimated my age by about 5 years. I used to think it was neoteny, ie rounded, childish features retained into adulthood, then I lost a bunch of weight and found out I actually have a pretty good man-jaw under all the blubber. So, I don't know.



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29 May 2007, 1:13 am

vodzy wrote:
I'm a big guy, 6'2". I've always gone either way. I could have been 19 at 16 (If I didn't shave), but now at 22 often get told I look younger (if I shave). What is weird is that my facial hair hasn't progressed much since I was 16, it's very fair and sparse in most places, only having really darkened and become a little thicker under my chin :?

Edit: I sometimes get a few years older now, but this may be the way I act.
I also still get acne, something which is more prevalent in youth.


I have that as well.
This is why i shave every day.
It simply doesn't look good if you let it grow while it's not all covered.



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29 May 2007, 2:26 am

When I was 13, people called me "Mrs." instead of "Ms.", that happened several times.

Now, people from college says my younger sister seems older than me :P



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29 May 2007, 2:35 am

I'm 21 but people usually mistake me for 15 or 16.



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29 May 2007, 4:01 am

When I was 36 I got questioned about my age when buying alcohol. 8O


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29 May 2007, 4:16 am

I was young looking until about 30. The divorce and crap that went on from there over the last 6 years has aged me quite considerably. People aren't at all suprised when I tell them I am 36 and I guess if I said I was 40, I probably would raise any eye-brows either.



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29 May 2007, 5:36 am

I'm 31 but I got asked for ID when buying alcohol in the CO-OP recently. I look very tired though big dark circles.

Right Grotbags has to go that avatar is creepy.



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29 May 2007, 5:38 am

I'm actually 33, but people usually guess anywhere between 24-28. I always figured it was a combination of my oily skin ( thanks, dad) and the fact that I don't sunbathe.



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29 May 2007, 7:05 am

For me it's always been dependent on my hair. My head grows hair and beards and brooms etc all over the place but I hate them so I shave them all off whenever I can be bothered, so people always either think I'm like 5-10 years older if I'm hairy and 5-10 years younger if I'm hairless. Although, yeah, the baldness does give it away a bit now. :lol:


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29 May 2007, 7:26 am

I was at a wedding a few weeks ago and I was at the bar getting some champagne for me and my mother. The bartender says I need to show ID, and my mum puts her arm around me and says loudly "She's my daughter and Shes 24!!" It was quite funny. My mum knows how much I hate being mistaken for a 16 year old.


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29 May 2007, 8:18 am

Im 27 and although it is less now I still get asked for ID (drinking, smoking, gambling etc age is 18 here) it is annoying but I have got used to it. I like it now when I don't get asked I was really annoyed when I got told I was a "schoolgirl" the other day.



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29 May 2007, 10:20 am

I work in a store where I have to sell cigarettes. I am 20, and to sell cigarettes, you have to be at least 18. A conversation several days ago:

"What do you need?" I asked.
"Before you do anything, you'll just have to call the manager," a woman said.
"Why do you need to talk with the manager? Do you have a return?" I asked.
"I need some cigarettes," she replied.
"I'm old enough to sell cigarrettes," I replied.
"Well, you don't look like it."

Another conversation:

"Are you going in that to graduation?" someone asks.
I ponder what they could be referring to. I don't know yet, so I respond to "graduation." Since only 10% of people in my state or somewhere around that number graduate from college, I assume she's probably referring to high school graduation. And at least one high school's graduation ceremony, according to several other people who bought things in the store earlier, was occurring that very night.
"No ma'am, I graduated a couple of years ago."
EDIT: I later realized she was referring to my employee apron. Hah.

So, at least some people think I'm younger than I am. Whether that's bad or good, I don't know.



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