A lot of people lie about their age. Mostly it comes from women who have passed whatever age it is that makes them feel old (I’ve seen this anywhere from 30-50). They “stopped counting at ____”, which stops being believable after a few short years.
Maybe it’s just because I don’t feel old yet (though, I *was* supposed to die at 25, what’s up Universe?!), but I just don’t get it. What does that accomplish? I’d just feel worse about making people think I’m younger than I am and whatever perceived benefits that has, because darn it, I’m old! Any actual (not social) perks to being younger would just take someone looking at your ID to debunk, then you’re done.
I could see saying I’m old when I have grey hair for the senior discount on my food though hehehe.
But, I’d be lying if I said I never lied about my age. I haven’t lied about my age in quite a few years, though. I used to do it back in that age gap between 18 and 21, when I was old enough to vote, smoke, and go to war, but not old enough to drink (is it just me, or is that ridiculous?).
It’s crazy how far a short skirt, high heels, and a winning smile will get you when “I forgot my ID, but of course I’m 21!”. It worked more often than not.
So tell me, have you lied about your age? Why? Can you shed some light on why other people might do it?