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WHY???

I was moderately insulted when a friend of my elder brother's wife asked me which of us was the eldest - given that he's twelve years older than I am.

But when you meet my Mum - my, thirty-one years older than I am, Mum -  why, WHY would you assume she's my sister?

I mean, WHY?!

How old do I actually LOOK?

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221b_hound
Jun. 21st, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
They weren't just trying to awkwardly flatter your mum, were they? And forgetting that the other side of that hyperbole is discourtesy?
natsuko1978
Jun. 21st, 2013 05:28 am (UTC)
When John said it to *her*, yes, it probably was. But Elizabeth said it TO ME. She was all "Is your sister going to take you to hospital?" and really confused about the whole me not having a sister, and the person she sees me with a lot being my mother.

Seriously, every single person to whom I have introduced my Mum of late has made some sort of comment about her "not looking old enough" to be my Mum. And people who have seen me out and about, or at Church, with her have never, ever guessed "mother" - it's either "your friend" or "your sister".

I mean... we don't look alike - she's tall and slim built, I'm short and stocky and take after my Dad rather than her - but she's 66 and I'm 35. Surely "sisters" isn't the logical conclusion? Even if she looks young for her age, sisters is just... weird.
221b_hound
Jun. 21st, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
Yep. Just weird.
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