How old are you?

I don’t get some people. Now, it’s normal for people to ask other people their ages. But there are some stupid people who, after you politely decline to reveal it, just keep asking and asking as if they never heard you. And then they start trying to guess, even though you never asked them to.

Stupid Person: So, how old are you?
Me: I don’t reveal my age.
SP: Hmm… you look like you’re 20.
Me: Really.
SP: So you’re 20?
Me: I don’t reveal my age.
SP: Hmm… let me guess…
Me: *raise eyebrow at stupid person*
SP: 21?
Me: I’m not telling.
SP: 22?
Me: No.
SP: 23?
Me: No.
SP: Higher or lower?
Me: I’m not telling.
SP: 24?
Me: *roll eyes*
SP: 25?
Me: Stop guessing.
SP: 26?
Me: Like I’m going to tell you even if you guess right.
SP: 27?
Me: Why is it so important for you to know my age?
SP: I just want to know.
Me: For what?
SP: Tell me lah.

So, what is the big deal about age? I used to tell everyone my age because I didn’t think it’s anything worth hiding. It’s just a stupid number.

But then, I got a lot of people making big, big hooha when I reveal it. In the beginning, it was very amusing. But after years of going through the same routine, it got really stale. So I decided one day that I’m never ever gonna reveal my age to anyone unless it’s for filling out a form.

And then people make a big hooha over my not telling, too.

It’s enough to make a person anti-social.

I think every age-obssessed person should get a hobby. Get passionate over something more meaningful, like playing computer games. I have a great game to recommend. It’s called EverQuest II. When you get in there, you can do more than ask people, “How old are you?”

You can ask, “Are you male or female (in real life)?” Chances are 50-50 that you guess right the first time, which then leaves you more time to do other more important things in life.


12 thoughts on “How old are you?

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    Hmm? there are alot of people like that out there, you know! wont take “No” for an answer, so the best way to deal with it, is to choose a number and leave it at that, then these people go away thinking they are very perceptive! who cares anyway, after all you are the only one that knows your true age! You are the only one who can let them get to you!

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    Picking any number is nice, but since you’re in the entertainment industry, giving out incorrect information is pretty dangerous. You never know when it can come back and bite you in the ass.

    Unless of course, the disinformation is part of a massive publicity blitz that has a plan to deal with the boomerang. In which it becomes business as usual.

    But really Mistress Shey, you don’t look a day over 21 :D

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    Serena is the same age as me, so come ask me what’s my age and you’re know her age, of course I only reveal my age to people who are the same age as me, which is Serena. ^^

    BTW. The male and female line has been asked of me so many times in MMORPG. It’s a great pick up line. I’m currently with the person who thought I was female online. =P

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    Suresh: Hehe, well I have considered just lying about it, but like Moralis says, it’s not a really good idea. And, anyhow, I’m not really good at bluffing. Can’t lie with a straight face. O_o

    Ruok: LOL at ya! =P

    Sunny: Thanks! :) Um, online messenging? No… these things happen in real life. If only they were online, I could simply ignore them and not reply.

    Moralis: Haha… nay, I’m too simple to plan any major publicity blitz. =P

    Chong: Wei! Wrong name! =D

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    Wa.. that guy deserve a beating man..

    next time… cut off their manhood.. slice into pieces.. deep fried it… feed Minou (the cat!)

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    Wang Wang: Haha. I’m glad I’m not a guy.

    Swordplay: I’m 2,869 years old. You keep forgetting. How could you? >poke

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