There is a running joke in the family that sometimes we "channel G.G.". GG is the name that that the great grandkids call my Mom. We aren't being mean when we make fun of this, because she has truly brought this on herself. My Mom has decided that she doesn't look her age and will ask anyone "how old do you think I am?" This is asked of anyone, including waitresses, sales clerks, mall walkers. They of course being nice, will guess a number much lower than her real age, at which time she will tell them all of OUR ages. She doesn't ever reveal HER age, just her daughters ages. great...
Yesterday I decided to give myself a treat and headed into town for a manicure. As I was sitting there, the nail technician started asking me questions. I guess she wanted to make conversation and I just wanted to get my nails done.
The conversation went something like this -
NT-So do you have kids?
ME-Yes, I have three.
NT-How old are they?
ME- um...34, 29 and almost 17.
NT-really? How old are you?
NT-Oh, you look like you are in your 40's.
Me thinking -well, your tip just increased...
I kind of like channeling GG.