Help me explain my age
September 25, 2011 7:31 AM Subscribe
I'm in my early twenties and I look like a teenager but I'm top-level management in the company I work for and I'm also serving on the executive board.
posted by drea to Work & Money (63 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Some people who I meet for work purposes and short term periods might find this incredulous and thus affect their trust in the company I work for. When they find out my position, they scoff, "How old are you? Twelve or thirteen?" Help me find a good answer to
put them in their place stop them from giving me crap about it. Something like, "Old enough to ___ but young enough to _____", or something. Entertain me with your sassiness, and help me compensate for my yet-undecreased hairline with your wit. (Sweet and gracious sounds good too, because options are nice.) "I'm actually in my early twenties" doesn't really do anything to displace anybody's suspicion.
(If it matters, that comment came from a senior citizen earlier today. The most I've ever gotten about my age is, "Wow, you're so young... wow.")