When I was traveling, especially in the USA, it was always customary on entering a club to be asked for ID to check age. Even though I was in my mid 30's at the time I did look young for my age. Honest !!
Now I am of a certain age north of 60 I keep getting people questioning that I look too young to have reached that goal. Flattering yes. But is the perception of age poor, are people blind or is it just politeness?
Flu jab at local practice. Initially the nurse refused to give me the jab because she vehemently insisted that I could not possibly be the required age until I showed her my driving licence!
At the cinema using the Meerkat pass the counter operative suggested that I was no where near the required age when requesting a Seniors ticket. But it was supplied without grief.
Of course there is the saying 'that you are only as old as the woman you feel'..............