At the MBOL, we're talking about the problems of looking young. These were my contributions. ("BC", incidentally, means "beloved consort.")
My 30-year-old BC was recently talked to by the truancy officer, too, and we both get carded for lottery tickets. (I'm 31.) And of course, people think they're funny when they ask me, "Are you even legal?" when I want a cocktail. And people here at my work used to think I was "one of the college girls," and treat me like one--ie, not good. (Which is one good reason for me to be Queen of the Interns--I saw what they're going through.)
Quotes from this week:
"Look, just because you graduated from college last year doesn't mean you know everything. This is the real world, sweetheart....Oh. Okay. You don't have to show me your license, I believe you. But damn, you really do look like one of the smartass college kids!"--to me, from a vendor.
"Of course the kids like you--you look like one of them, only if my daughter did that to her hair, I'd kill her."--to my BC, from a 14-year-old girl student's mommer.
Yep, the I-Got-Carded club is sometimes overrated.
The original poster and I are not getting the sympathy we deserve, alas.