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Just A Little Glimpse.

What I saw.
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Just a little glimpse into my life.

I was out the other night, minding my own business when I was approached by an attractive woman. She sat down next to me and introduced herself.

She talked about her life, her job, and her children, but mostly she talked about the fact that her divorce had just been finalized and she was celebrating that fact.

She told me how eager she was to get on with her life.

She told me how long it had been since she had been out and had a good time.

She told me how much she was enjoying talking to me.

Then something happened: she asked me to guess her age.

“How old do you think I am?” She asked.

“I don’t know,” I told her, “you’re not very old.”

“Well, exactly how old do you think I am,” she urged me.

“I’m not very good at guessing age,” I said, hoping she would drop it.

“Just take a guess,” she urged more forcefully.

“I guess you’re about 34 years old.” I finally relented.

She stared at me blankly; I could sense that things were about to go horribly wrong. “Oh. Is that how old you think I look?” She said with a timbre of irritation in her voice.

“I don’t know…I guess so.” I fumbled.

“I’m only 29 years old,” she snapped.

“I told you I wasn’t good at…”

“Most people say that I look younger than I actually am.” She interrupted.

“Okay,” I said timidly.

“People say, that I look like I’m in my mid-twenties,” she continued, now visibly angry. “What do you have to say to that?”

I want to make it clear,Β the next thing that came out of my mouth was not me trying to be a smartass. It was not me trying to be dismissive or insulting. It was simply the best thing that my brain could think of to say.

“Sometimes people lie,” I said.

She stormed away.

This story has no point; it’s just a little glimpse into my life.

What she thought I saw.
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31 thoughts on “Just A Little Glimpse.

  1. Age is but a record of how long it’s been since the day of one’s birth.


  2. It looks like this post was first published in 2012 – so she must be 32 or 33 now, which means now you’re almost correct.

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  3. Age is a sensitive topic and as a woman I know πŸ˜‚
    As a single woman…no shame being single as I wait for the “right” man. Still I often bemoan the fact that good men are either married, dead or gay! Sigh…Till it is time…singletons or singlettes will be matched. I guess…..


  4. Bahahaha! That was hilarious. I too am good at winning friends and influencing people. I think it has something to do with my charming disposition. πŸ˜‰

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  5. I’ve found “two” is always a good answer.


  6. “Sometimes people lie” – best line ever! Lucky you dropped that one on her in the nick of time. If she was that delusional about her appearance, imagine trying to measure up to her idea of “good sex”… πŸ™‚

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  7. when a young woman is ‘fishing’ for a compliment, one should never tell the ‘truth’, she isn’t asking for it and most likely just wants a salve for her Insecure ego. the best answer would be “i’m sorry, i can see this isimportant to you, but i’d rather you be upset that that i don’t answer, than be upset that i do.” in the end, the kinder and more polite thing would be to just decline to indulge her ‘self agrandisment’ (even if you think she’s coming on to you). my 2cents


  8. Smart move on your part. I can say with a 100 percent certainty that I have never told a stranger how much I enjoy engaging in good sex. I do, however, demand they guess my age and if they are off by three years, they must give me a stuffed animal.


  9. Oh, you poor thing.


  10. You were bound to lose on that one. A smart woman knows never to ask that question.

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  11. I think you gave the perfect answer!

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  12. live and learn – never ever guess what you think a woman’s age is–take 10 years off what you think! this is lol, fall of my chair funny. I kind of think she got what she deserved.

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  13. I don’t get it…why are you still single? πŸ˜‰
    Women should never ask people to guess their age, they won’t like the answer.

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