Thursday, November 4, 2010


A conversation with my young student Eli:

Eli: How old are you?

Sarah: Hmm, how old do you think I am?

Eli: Mid-thirties I guess.

Sarah (surprised): Um, noooo.

Eli: Late thirties?

Sarah (horrified now): Didn't your parents teach you to always guess low? Or wait, were you already doing that? Don't answer that.

[I'm trying to console myself with the knowledge that children are notoriously unaware of age differences past the age of 18, and I was once that way myself. But I really wasn't ready to have a full decade added to my age! So thanks, kid.]

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