Has your age ever been questioned or challenged?

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Sorry, I've digressed a little from the original post

Not at all. The question of age eligibility and ID came up with my children in the USA but I can't ever remember it in the UK, except for popular misconceptions about alcohol with food. There are some related discussions about travelling in the current thread on avoiding further damage to the planet. I'll go with the Kipling version.

I had a beard for some years... any guesses about who said what about my age when I removed it?

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I would have though that the lack of about 60% hair might be an indicator of my age. Obviously not.

That is interesting. What colour is the rest, and did you ever smoke?

Jonathan

PS: I was talking about hairiness to my medical students last week, and we looked up the value of the UK sales for hair removal  products... 

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I was told that shaving off my beard would take years off my perceived age.  I still have it. 

But no colour in any hair, so my approximate age is pretty clear.

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I was told that shaving off my beard would take years off my perceived age.

But the reaction was bimodal...

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I had a v scruffy medium length beard for quite a few years in my youth. The day I shaved it all off I got to work, parked next to my best friend and the first thing he said was.....

Any Guesses? 

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"You're looking well"

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As it was a male friend I’d guess that he never noticed. 

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Why the hell did you shave that of makes you look old 

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JK - Never smoked. Most of the remaining hair is silvery white with a little black.

I moderate alcohol intake unless someone forces me to accept a good 12 year old malt. Diet is middle of the road & I still jog 5Ks a day. Well I will again once I recover from the recent Winograd Wedge Section on my big toe......ouch!

But considering my previous life: long hours, all weathers, 5000 hrs of pressurised air conditioned aircraft, fuels, oils, solvents, danger, stress & strangers trying to kill me I should be showing physical signs beyond my age?

Deeply disappointed that Uncle Clive is not going to buy me any more titty mags!