March 23, 2006

Youthful Interaction

A young lady, a friend of a friend, recently shared the story of a rather unusual accident which resulted in a broken foot and her first cast. She had followed a friend into the men's room and stood on the toilet in the stall next to him to peek over to see him pee. Why? Oh who knows. I strongly suspect alcohol was involved. When she stepped down from her toilet perch, she slipped or tripped or something and voila! Broken foot. Instant karmic retribution for spying? Totally.

She was quite enamoured with her cast. Evidently she had broken the same foot twice before but repair did not require the plaster masterpiece she now sported. She spoke dreamily of mounting it in a shadowbox after its removal. She said, "I waited a long time for this cast!"

I said, "I'm 43 years old and have never had a cast." (I did not mention I have never had a broken bone either, but as the thought entered my head I discreetly knocked on wood lest my words come back to bite me.)

That's when another young lady, seated just down the table from me, exclaimed, "You're 43 years old?! I thought you were much younger than that!"

Yes yes. I'm certain she said "younger." Although it could have been "older." Sometimes we hear what we want to hear.

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11 comments:

WenWhit said...

You are so damned cute, who cares how old you are?!?!

That Girl said...

I think you look great too!

tiff said...

Hear whatever you like! I certainly do, and I'm exactly as old as you (or as young, or youthful, or, well, you get the idea).

Princess Wild Cow said...

I have to take "you don't look 60" with a grain of salt every time I hear it. My fear is that I will age like the Portrait of Dorian Grey and will wake up one morning with all of my years and youthful sins plastered across my face...

weese said...

wait a minute wait a minute... you're 43?
damn...that makes me older than you.
(which of course i knew i must be because you look soooo young)

Geeky Dragon Girl said...

I'm with wenwhit, who cares about age when you're so cute? Why no, I've never seen you before, but you seem cute to me!

Anonymous said...

It's a dyke thing. Most lesbos look younger than they are. Most of the gay chicas I know look younger. I think you look younger. Your eye looks younger.

Not to worry Weese, I'm older than you.

~eb

Echo said...

Hello, I borrowed your picture to post on my blog as well-- it's a beautiful shot..
Hope that's alright--
http://negotiatewithchaos.blogspot.com

Career Guy said...

I wonder if anonymous is implying that it's hanging out with men that actually ages women. I wouldn't doubt it. I never in the world thought you would be anywhere near 43 for a long time.

Michelle said...

For awhile, I did nothing but get injured. I know casts very very well.

TDharma said...

Ha! I was recently speaking at a local college and said my age, 48, and had the most fun watching the jaws drop all around the room. I do look younger than my years -- this has always happened to me when I say my age. At 21 though, when I looked about 15, this was NOT fun!

My first bone break at 46 was a doozy, so watch it there, smarty pants! There's always time! I crushed my knee and broke my tibia!