Every woman knows – or one day will know – how it is. The older you get, the older you get.
There’s a moment when you start fighting against time, no matter how old you are or young you still look. It’s in your head. It’s everywhere. You hear the old age monster knocking at your door. And for some women it can turn into a real horror movie.
You might wake up on a morning and notice a new wrinkle, end up in the first beauty store nearby out of breath, asking for some emergency deep anti-wrinkles cream and the saleswoman looks at you like you’re insane.
“WHAT DO YOU MEAN I DON’T NEED IT?! DON’T YOU SEE THAT WRINKLE OVER HERE???!”
And while it won’t prevent you from checking what kind of samples you get in your shopping bag at the end – an ultra deep reconstructive repair treatment could literally kill your day – right now you’re just so happy she didn’t simply give you the God damn thing.
Once you step into that new era of your life, some of the things you once took for granted now appear to you like little miracles.
Being asked for your student discount card, being told it’s fine if you don’t have children yet because you have SOOO MUCH time ahead of you, or…
GETTING HIT ON BY A YOUNG GUY.
I mean. By a much younger guy than you.
Yes people. The other day, a young guy hit on me.
And when I say young, I mean… young. I said 20 years old in the comic to make it more realistic – and less obscene – but the truth is that this one may have been 17. Anyway.
So while passed a certain age that kind of thing can be very flattering, passed another certain age, you kind of end up hesitating between being flattered and feeling like the victim of some kind of fetishist pervert. I told you. A-NEW-ERA. 😉
So here’s how it goes.
Yessssss that’s exactly how it goes lol. Like, ouuuuu I still got it huh lol. Now let me go tell somebody so they will know too 😂. Then at the same time you’re like, boy if you don’t go on somewhere, I’m TOO old for you!! Lol.
Mya Smith says
Funny story actually. My Mom most people say is considered to be my light skinned twin so it cause problems. I was in this event for the top 25 orchestra student to play for the Teacher of the Year ceremony and I was the only one in my group to play the lower “deep” notes on a viola (took me 2 days to learn it) and violin (6 years). After the event I was trying to find my Mom and I see her talking to this boy and my friends. I came up to them and the boy said, “I didn’t know you had a sister.”
You couldn’t believe the surprise when I told him that’s my Mom and she was 37 xD
He eventually didn’t believe me until I pulled out a picture of when she was in my grade as a 10th grader (I’m 15)
I came home with my Mom bragging, but at least I know I’ll be beautiful like her. 🙂
Arrrgh, almost 6 weeks since the last post… when will you be back with your pencil magic? Loads of French & curly love, Alice xxx
I often get hit on by 20 year olds and they do not believe me when I say I am old enough to be their mother’s mother. Yep–grandma. I am in my 50’s they know I am older than them–they think I am a “fly” 30 something. So how does that make me feel? I could not wait to get older. I’ve been hit on by everything from bums to men whose wives are in the next grocery aisle, to cops who stop me to get my id and then do a double take. I thought getting older was going to me I was finally going to be cut a break–and it does–in some places. cops rarely stop me anymore to ask for my id and then a date. The guys hitting on me now are in their late 20s or early 30s. I get a lot of white men hitting on me also. I am a dark skinned sistah. That has been going on since I was 11. My momma said I should bottle up and sell it—whatever “it” is. Eau du p00saaaay? WTF? Now adays, I keep it moving—I used to get hit on every time I stepped out the house–now it is about only 3 or 4 times a week unless I dress–but if I smile or am chirpy–here they come–skinnin/ and grinnin and hoping I am receptive. don’t know what it is–I only care that my hubby is still in love with me–for the rest–nothin for ya–no I am not interested and yes , I am proud to tell the younguns that I am waaay too old for them and too old for their daddys too.
I have 2 sons in their early 20’s so to be hit on bu any male 20’s or younger just feels creepy.Besides I already have the 2 sons and a husband. Why would I want a wet behind the ears boy added to my work load.Now if it was a good looking, ripped man in his 40’s or 50’s I could truly get in to that.you know a little maturity equals experience and……uhm…stamina, yeah that’s the right word. lol
Mmm, I remember being hit on by a 7-8 year old. I was 20 looking 13-15ish I think…but awkard.
I looked 16 till well past thirty. Not good when you go to interviews; smiling was compeltetly out.
Now I am flattered (or weirded out) if anyone under 40 hits on me.
Tall N Curly says
7-8 yo ??? GEEEZ kids nowadays have no time to lose!!!
LOL! That is so me. :-). I’m 47 and every once in awhile these days, I get a 20-something who figures I’m scouting for a goober on which to lavish all my money on. I hate to inform them that I’m not rich, nor do I enjoy babysitting. The not being “rich” part usually ends the conversation fairly quickly ;-).
Tall N Curly says
You don’t want to be a Sugar Mommy ?? 😀
Ugh… Jesus. Some people 🙂
Brandis Ivy says
Yes, I understand this feeling EXACTLY. And 17 isn’t too bad, I’ve had 14 yo boys approach me, asking what high school I go to. Not that I’m not grateful for looking younger than I am, but it’s always awkward.
Not nearly as bad as being mistaken for some kid’s mom, though.
Tall N Curly says
14… is… too much. Wo.