(Closed) How old do I look?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How old do I look?

    19-22

    23-25

    26-29

    30-33

    34-37

    38-40

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I voted 26-29. But I agree with happyface, what exactly is he supposed to call you? I’m a cashier and I call most women ma’am, unless they’re obviously younger than me and then I just call them hun. XD

    Post # 18
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    Bee Keeper

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    @allyfally:  I have a feeling we’re seeing a north/south state cultural difference here. In the north it’s considered something only said to women of around menopausal age (which would be very silly to call OP). Why not just “Pardon me..?”

     On a related note: When someone in the service industry (e.g. taxi driver) calls my Fiance “Boss” …eeck. He’s not your boss. He’s your client. I don’t even call my boss “boss”.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think you look my age. I am 34. 

    You are a youthful looking person though (as am I) but I see telltale signs of being likely to be out of your 20’s around your eyes.

    Please do not be offended if I am wrong. 

    Post # 20
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    @joya_aspera:  lol, Must be. It would just be weird to address people as “pardon me.” 

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’d say you look around 28-30ish??? Either way you are gorgeous! 

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i picked the first one because there wasn’t a ’17’ option, but ma’am is just polite. i don’t get why people are offended by it. i use it all the time, even for my own co-workers.

    Post # 23
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    @Meowkers:  hey hey hey watch out with the 40 coments lol

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Haha it was a retail store. Do you know how crazy they’ve gotten about “customer service”? Really crazy. They figure better service = more money. So they’re always trying to force their employees to up the politeness.

    I guarantee you would have gotten “ma’am’d” no matter your age. If you’re paying, you’re a ma’am. Most cashiers don’t even pay that much attention to how you look for more than a few seconds, much less how old you look and couldn’t realistically guess 10 minutes later. You’re basically just another face. He was just doing his job and being polite. I’ve gotten ma’amed throughout my whole life, on occasion, and most people guess I’m about 22 or 23 (I’m 26 now. But everyone’s guessed I was around 22 ever since I was 17. So I guess I haven’t changed much). So no worries.  

     

    So spill… how old are you?? lol

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    We don’t get Ma’am over here, but the first time I had a Mum tell her kid to watch where he was going by saying “Mind out for the lady” I felt pretty old. I was about 18 then…

    Post # 26
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I voted 18-22, because you look very young to me. I remember the first time I was called Ma’am, too. I understand why you felt as if that were some sort of an age-related milestone, but you shouldn’t worry. I am likely old enough to be your mother, and I would still call you Miss or Ma’am. It’s just a polite thing to say.

    Post # 27
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    IDK, you look young to me–24ish. However, I agree with all of the comments that “ma’am” is the correct form of address unless you’re obviously SUPER young. How else was he supposed to address you?

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    29 and ma’am is appropriate for all ages. I will say that you’d look younger if you toned down the eye makeup, as pp say. 

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think you look very young, but shouldn’t take any offense at being called ma’am.  I too look really young, and prefer ma’am to miss.  When someone calls me miss, I feel like I’m being treated like a child.

    I’m 30 and attend the university where my husband works.  His boss lets me hang around the office when I’m not in class, and I’ve had other university employees mistake me for an intern because they think I don’t look older than the other students.  

    Post # 30
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If I think someone is older than me, I call them sir and ma’am. If I think they’re younger, I tend to call them sir or “big guy” and miss. I consider ma’am to be the most polite way to address someone and I would feel like I’m being treated like a child if someone around my age called me miss.

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wouldn’t be too offended that you got called ma’amed.  Really it is just a form of respect.  Plus you never know if that person is either in the military or comes from a military background, or plain old that is how he was raised. 

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