How Old Are You?

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?
Student: 39?
Me: (smiling) thank you. Guess again?
Student: 86?
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?
Me: 46
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.


  • Ines

    December 5, 2012 at 12:24 AM Reply

    When I was in my 40s I would get comments like “Would you like a senior discount?” Why because I had white hair. Now that I’m in my 70s People say ” You sure don’t look that old” Figure that one out.

  • Paul

    December 5, 2012 at 11:42 AM Reply

    Thanks for leaving a comment. I have not been offered a senior discount yet, but I’m expecting it soon. ha ha ha.

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