Monday, February 21, 2011

I Am Old

So last night I'm standing on the train, reading my book, and a woman in her 30's jumped up out of her seat to offer it to me -- like I'm old and frail and somehow deserved her seat.
I must have aged suddenly.
Maybe I'm so fat she just thought I was pregnant.
Maybe I have the look of the infirm. Or incompetent. Maybe I looked drunk. I mean, I had to argue with her ("No, it's OK, I'm getting off at the next stop." "Are you sure?" "Yes, I'm fine, thank you.")
What happened?


Caesar said...

Maybe she thought you were Alfred Molina and was honored to be in yours presence.

Andrew Bellware said...

She thought I was going to run away from Indiana Jones once I thought I had the statue...

Jennifer said...

Awesome. She probably felt your wise aura.

Andrew Bellware said...

Or my earplugs look like hearing aids and that ages me.