This question comes up several times a year from the students on my bus. Today, the conversation went down like this…
Student: Paul, how old are you?
Me: How old do you think I am?
Me: (smiling) thank you. Guess again?
Me: (puzzled) How do you go from 39 to 86?
Student: I just noticed all the grey in your beard.
Me: (Looking in the mirror) wow, look at all of that, but I am not 86 either?
Student: Then how old are you?
Student: WOW! you are older than my dad.
Another Student: You’re older than my mom.
Yet Another Student: I have an uncle who just turned 40.
Me: I’m older than all of your parents, now sit down so I can take you home and I can go home and take a nap.