Received confirmation that I look a lot younger than my chronological age.
So I was working out this morning at the gym. I am 43. This young guy, maybe late teens or early 20s, asked me to spot him on the bench press. When we finished, he said "thanks bro." I thought to myself, hmmm, he must think I'm close to his age if he called me "bro." (I also took notice of his mouthwateringly musky, lush pit hair, filing that it the back of my mind for future use, but that's another story LOLZers.)
Anyway, when it came time to do his next set, I was unable to spot him, as I was lifting on another bench. So he asked this guy who I know is around my age to spot. When they were done, I overheard the young guy uttering "thank you, sir." That sealed it for me. The young guy saw the second spotter as an old man, since he called him "sir", but he viewed me as a youthful, vibrant contemporary. Life is so sweet.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/03/2013|
Brandon, don't you have a job?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/02/2013|
Perhaps he mistook you for the A&F chairman Mike Jeffries and thought he might lay some groundwork before hitting you up for a summer job.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/02/2013|
Not after my boss found out that I enjoy torturing dogs when someone gave him a link to my Facebook which I sociopathically posted in spite of knowing what the consequences would be.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/02/2013|
I always feel that way when someone calls me "dude", which I've always thought was strange because I'm 45 years old and have a full head of greyer than grey hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/02/2013|
Are you sure he didn't say, 'thanks mo'? Maybe you need a better hearing aid.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/02/2013|
Actually, calling someone sir is submissive behavior indicative of sexual desire. You need to start manscaping, dearheart, the gray chest hair is a dead giveaway.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/02/2013|
Yes, basing one's image of self upon the validation of others is always a healthy thing to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/02/2013|
Other examples of such independent confirmation. I was friends with a woman at work (in a different department) about 13 years my junior - she was then in her late 30s. A male colleague of my friend asked another female colleague in their department about the guy who was so often in my friend's presence. He described me to her as around my friend's age. The woman he spoke to said that she didn't think that was possible because I had just been in attendance at a gathering where I had received an acknowledgment for having been on my job as a government lawyer for 25 years. The guy insisted that they were not be talking about the same person. They were.
I must be - at least temporarily - frozen in time in appearance as, fast forward 5 years, a 31-year old woman with whom I was recently temporarily working asked me totally out of the blue if she could ask how old I was. Before I could respond, she guessed I was 38.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/02/2013|
Brandon licks pussy. He is truly depraved.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/02/2013|
OP dresses like John Cena to the gym. That is why he sarcastically gets broed.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/02/2013|
OP is oblivious that the youngster is a daddy hunter and the "bro" was a dismissal, while the "sir" was a passive come-on.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/02/2013|
R12, I'm afraid I didn't understand a word of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/02/2013|
Quite frankly, to someone in his early 20s, anyone over the age of 35 is a senior citizen.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/02/2013|
R17, the sole error in my post was in the 5th sentence of the first paragraph. The female colleague of my friend was the one who had just been in attendance - not "I had just been in attendance" - at the gathering where I had been feted in such a way that it was not possible I could be the same age as our mutual colleague, my much younger friend. I should've added that these male & female colleagues from the different department were close in age to me, perhaps a little younger.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/02/2013|
Op reeks of gin and desperation.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/02/2013|
Why your story brings about the inspirational tale of Anne Frank's struggle to survive the Nazis!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/02/2013|
Why is the word "bro" popping up on DL the past week or so? Do we have a "bro" troll now? Part of me dies inside whenever I hear the word "bro", I can't think of anything douchier sounding.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/02/2013|
Some people call me bro, others dude, some sir.
None of it says fuck all about my age and I am younger than you OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/03/2013|
R12, it seems pretty clear that many people have caught on to how easy it is to render you all atwitter by guessing a preposterously youthful age.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/03/2013|
[quote] it seems pretty clear that many people have caught on to how easy it is to render you all atwitter by guessing a preposterously youthful age.
Well, R12, sorry to disabuse you of your belief that no one could possibly look much younger than his or her chronological age, these 2 people must have an incredibly uncanny sense because in the case of the guy who was close to my age he had never even met me (and didn't even direct the comment to me) & the younger woman had just met me 24 hours earlier!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/03/2013|
Are you working so hard to persuade us, a bunch of strangers, or yourself?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/03/2013|
You win, hater. I'm really grotesquely ugly and look much older than my years.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/03/2013|
[quote]Brandon, don't you have a job?
The fuck? This thread sounds nothing like me.
And I'm nowhere close to being 43 and never will be.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/03/2013|
I'm old enough to be the grandmother of the young guy who works behind the meat counter but he always addresses me as "miss." I guess he thinks I'm 25.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/03/2013|
OP = 54 year old with liver spots all over her hands....
.....who thinks wearing Hollister and A&F, turning his baseball cap backwards, digging his old 1980s Chuck Taylors out of his closet and throwing his "sup, dude" speaking voice four levels lower than the "HEEYYYYYYY GURRRRLLLLLL" level it's usually at will magically convince hot twentysomethings that he's really only 28.
YOU ARE NOT CATHERINE ZETA JONES, OP. GIVE IT A REST.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/03/2013|
I imagine OP telling this story at brunch while wearing a sweater delicately tossed over his shoulders and drinking a mimosa through a straw so as to not leave traces of his "healthy peach" lipstick on the glass.
The story inspires many clucks of approval at the table, but the minute OP leaves to freshen up his nude foundation and eyeliner, the table is full of more angry hissing than a snake den.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/03/2013|
I can't imagine a life so empty that this is what you're concerned about.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/03/2013|
One of the best things about being old is getting sirred by manly young men. Not as a come-on, just being well brought up.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/03/2013|
OMG. You b*tches are killing me. I was in such a foul mood but this thread made me LOL. Thanks DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/03/2013|
[R2], sifting through the chaff of recent DL, there it was, your reply, thank you, you have renewed my faith in the clever, pithy, witty comments that is the reason that most of us come to DL for.
What im trying to say is that like R38, DL never lets me down...
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/03/2013|
But was he your soulmate??
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/03/2013|