I got carded tonight at the grocery store. I was surprised; I've been through this guy's line a hundred times. I wasn't expecting it and I had to dig an embarrassing long time to find my ID.
After checking my date of birth, he asked how my day was going, other than not expecting to be carded. I laughed and said it's been good, and now surprising. He went on to say he really was surprised to see how old I was. He never would have guessed. I blushed furiously, hot and blazing red, partly due to being embarrassed and partly due to being pleased.
He said he thought maybe 29, but young enough he wanted to make sure I was legal.
Well, thank you very much, kind sir!
I'm going to be 40 next month. I say that with pride. I have never felt better, happy, more at ease with myself. I'd pick 40 over 29 any day of the week!!