To Whom it may concern:
Yes, I know I'm tiny. I'm the smallest person in my family, standing at a wonderful 4 feet 11 inches...and 1/4. Yes, the 1/4 is important when you're under five feet. I also know that I don't look my age. I always make sure to show my ID at the liquor store and at bars before it's even asked for. Yes, I look young.
But 13? Come on lady serving wine at Hillel on Friday. Give me a break. I KNOW I don't look that young. Do 13-year-olds wear 3 1/2 inch peep toe heels? I don't think so. Do they occasionally show a bit of cleavage? I hope not.
Oh, and I know I'll love it when I'm older. You're definitely not the first person to mention it. Yes, I know I smile and give a little chuckle when you share that piece of wisdom, but I've heard it before. Actually, I think I've been hearing it since I was about 10.
So please, give me a break. At least tell me I look 19 17 16!
PS- here is a photo of me from around age 13: