Tuesday, October 27, 2009

14, seriously?

I'm in the gym today, on one of the machines and as I stop to take a break between sets I'm approached by two men. One of them older, one probably in his late 20's. The younger one said:

"I'm sorry to bother you, but we've been having a little discussion and we were wondering if you could clear it up for us?"

"Okay?" I answer.

"You see," the older one goes on, "neither of us thinks you are old enough to be working out in a gym..." he wasn't rude about this, he was being perfectly polite, "I think you are 14, my buddy here thinks you're 16."

"HAHA!" I laugh. "You're both wrong, I'm 26."

They blanked. I just snickered.

"Wow. You look really young." says the younger guy.
"Yeah, I get that all the time," I say, then I laugh again. "In fact I'll be 27 soon, and" for added measure I add, "I have three kids."

The older guy started laughing, and says, "well you are so tiny, I never would have guessed."

"Thanks," I said.

"You'll love it as you get older," he said rubbing his gray hair.

"I think so too," I smiled and they walked away.
I laughed again, I couldn't help it. I know I look young, but 14? Seriously?

I don't know you tell me, do I look 14?


As I'm leaving with my boys the younger guy (who's standing by the front desk) yells out, "Bye teen-mom!"



Tashina said...

that just made my day and it's been a crummy one... i hate tuesdays but i'm smiling now... oh and you don't look 14... i'd say 19, teen-mom. love you.

Maran said...

That's really funny Cori! You are lucky that you look so young, but yeah, definitely not 14. I'd probably guess 20 if I didn't know you.

Forever Young said...

Ha ha... I love that. So typical of guys at the gym. Miss you.

The Freestyle Mom said...

Let's see. This is TOTALLY going to be to your advantage one day.

Apparently you look 12 years younger than you really are. Doing a bit of math, that means you are going to be one happy 60 year old because you'll look like a 48 year old.

I could live with that.

Kristen B.

RachelBarker said...

Holy Smokes thats awesome!! I would guess 19-20ish. And if I didn't know you I would be blown away with you having 3 kids. You Look AMAZING!!!!! I'm sure you give them a good laugh everytime they see ya. :)

Kaisa Bailey said...

I love that story Cori!!! You are looking younger and younger as you get older and older...not a joke! The other day when I was working in Lakai's class one of the kids said "are you a mom?" um yeah, I'm a mom, "because you don't look like a mom" THANK YOU! (: Just live it up...and you look half of MY age!!! Love you