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christhee68

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My boss has been learning how to play guitar so I’ve been helping him look around for a deal on a decent acoustic. Today we found a deal on Craigslist on a lower-end Martin. I communicated with the owner by text for him to meet us at our office.

The kid (age 22) was really nice and was a great player. The kid had told me he was selling his Martin to upgrade to a higher-end Martin, so I told him since he was shopping around, I would let him play my Taylor to see if he liked it.

A few minutes ago, the seller texted me back to tell me he just ordered a Taylor—and to tell me he hopes MY SON enjoys the Martin.:confused:
 

jonnyfez

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I feel your pain. I have twin 10 year-old boys. Cashier who was checking us out said "I think it's great that you're spending time with your grandkids. It really gives their parents a break."

Worst though was when the boys and I were out with my mother and we were mistaken for a couple out with their grandkids. This has happened twice.

There's not enough therapy in the world to return from that comment.

Just laugh it off!
 

oatsoda

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I feel your pain. I have twin 10 year-old boys. Cashier who was checking us out said "I think it's great that you're spending time with your grandkids. It really gives their parents a break."

Worst though was when the boys and I were out with my mother and we were mistaken for a couple out with their grandkids. This has happened twice.

There's not enough therapy in the world to return from that comment.

Just laugh it off!

Yup. My wife use to get that all the time when taking the kids swimming at the Y, and I thought it was kind of funny, at least until last year when my beard went grey and my hair started thinning, now there's nothing amusing about it. My wife and I are about a decade older than our children's classmate's parents. Oh well, I know I'm a better father now than I would have been ten years earlier. All I have to do now is stay alive at least till the kids are out of high school, then I'm golden, (so to speak).

Hang in there!
 

Andy B

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I can only agree with Oatsoda. We were at least 10 years older than my daughter's friends parents. My beard is mostly white but I still have a full head of brown hair so now everyone thinks I'm 10 years younger than I really am.
 

christhee68

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But I'm a young looking 47!

In all fairness, my boss is 37, but is short and thin, and very young looking. He could pass for 25 easily.
 

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I took my then 12 year old daughter to a smaller local music store to look at guitars for herself while I was there I mentioned to the store owner If he recalled the fender twin he had a few years earlier, his reply was some old guy bought it, that was me!
 

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Up until just a few years ago, when my Mrs was dolled up, she regularly got carded. Since her natural red highlights started turning white... Not so much.
Though when she's with our grandson, people often think he is her son.

My beard used to be 50% red, 30% blond, and 20% brown... It's 80% white now. I've got freaking Gandalf eyebrows that grow in different directions than they used to... luckily, still have my hair (still dark too). I shave the beard and pluck the wild @$$ eyebrows. The extra weight doesn't help.
 

ripgtr

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I was 48 when my son was born, and I used to get "grandpa" all the time when he was little. Not so much now that he is 10. Weird thing is, I didn't look 50 when I was 50, so not sure why.

But I AM old enough to be his grandpa, way older than his friends parents. My younger brother became a grandpa the week before I became a father, so I guess I should expect it, lol
 

Tazz3

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I feel for u guys my brothers friend he is 56 or 57 he has a10 year old daughter lol
He gets mistaken for grandpa a lot lol
 

tfsails

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My 62-yr old brother has four grandkids who are older than his one year-old daughter. His new wife is half his age. Can't decide whether to be proud of him or to think he's a damn fool for fathering a kid at 61. My youngest niece is a real cutie, though!
 

NashvilleDeluxe

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I teach high school. Teens honestly can't tell the difference between 35 and 50. I suppose we're like racehorses to them...you're either competitive or out to pasture! As Neil Young would say, "Don't Let It Get You Down."
 

Larry F

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My brother is 14 years younger than me. I barely see him anymore, as I only visit Oregon every two or three years. I have missed out on so much with his two sons. 10 years ago, when they were 5 and 7, they asked me if I was my brother's grandfather. I've since tried to rectify that, boy.
 

haggardfan1

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My girl friend is 30 but looks even younger. It hasn't been nearly as big an issue as it was in my mind at first, but she does get carded at casinos and occasionally at places where I play.

On a brighter note, most people guess my age about eight or ten years too low. This surprises me because I didn't always take the best care of myself over the years, if you know what I mean.:oops:

Overall I am very blessed--I earned every gray hair and I'm glad to be alive, even on the rare days when I feel older than my years.
 

Nick JD

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I got asked for ID a couple of years ago. Drinking age here is 18.

I said, "Do I honestly look 17 to you!?" She's, "We have to ask if you look under 25."

I'm, "I could have a kid that could buy booze legally," while showing my ID. "You're terrible at telling age."
 




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