For as long as I remember I have looked younger than my actual age. Anytime I go to a bar the bouncer takes five times longer looking at my ID than he does to look at anybody else's. I receive so many annoying comments due to the fact that I look a little younger than your average 23-year-old.
Here are some of the most common experiences you've probably encountered if you look younger than your actual age:
I will probably be 35 before I am ever not ID'd. I get ID'd for drinks, I get ID'd for R-rated movies and I get ID'd anytime I try to buy DayQuil at my local Walmart. I can't even buy certain paints unless I have my ID. Literally anything I do I need my ID.
2. You're constantly mistaken for a high schooler.
When I tell people I am a senior, they automatically assume I mean that I am a senior in high school and start asking me what colleges I am considering. I am a senior in college. COLLEGE!
I cannot tell you how often high school guys hit on me. I am like "dude this is illegal I would be breaking the law just by responding to you" and I walk away.
You're how old?! No way! Then I am quizzed on the year I was born, the year I graduated, etc. Please leave me alone. Okay? Thanks.
5. Everyone thinks you're the youngest sibling.
I am a twin, but I am two minutes older and people always think my sister is two years older. We are literally two minutes apart... and I am the older one!!! How does this happen? I don't get it.
If a group of children walks by me there is about a 90 percent chance I will blend in with them. If the kids are fourth grade and above I will 100 percent blend in.
7. When you sit in the exit row of an airplane and you're asked if you're over 16.
I was only 16 seven years ago... It's fine. I'm fine. Everything's fine. Also, this literally happened to Zendaya the other day... does that flight attendant live under a rock?
You know... maybe I will, but I don't like it right now!
All in all, there are benefits to looking younger. You can buy student tickets and get student discounts much longer than the average person. I think I really will appreciate looking young for my age when I am older. So, all you tiny, baby-face people out there: appreciate it while you can, be proud of your age-defying self and don't forget the cardinal rule: never leave your ID at home!!!