Thursday, November 27, 2008

So I'm NOT the only one this happens to....

From charleston.net:

A man robbed a bank in Charleston last Friday morning. The witnesses said that the robber was "a man around 60 years old" (my emphasis).

Bank tellers managed to slip a tracking device into the money they gave him. Using this tracking device, the police arrested a suspect, Mark Tirico, aged 47.


This is not unlike the time two years ago when an acting teacher told me I could easily play "anything from 50 to 80," then blanched when I told him I was only 45. Apparently, he thought he was being generous in saying that people would believe that I was only 50....

3 comments:

headbang8 said...

The men in our family are blessed with long lifespans. Unfortunatley, we're blessed to spand the second half of it looking like Burl Ives.

Anonymous said...

ah, I bet if you dyed your beard you could pass for at least your own actual age. Not saying you should or need to, but I think that's what skews people's estimates so high. Otherwise I think you don't look that old.

pk

BGreen said...

Actually, people have always assumed me to be older than my actual age.

Once when I was 13, a woman was telling *extremely* blue jokes in my presence, then turned eighteen shades of pale when she found out I wasn't 18.

Before the hair started to go seriously gray, people always guessed me to be older than Chip. Frequently, people guess our ages fairly accurately -- they just think that Chip is my age and that I'm Chip's age.