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February 28, 2013


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So I was just stopped by a cop....

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 7:38 AM
I wasn't driving. I was walking. He drives up, rolls down the window, and says something I don't quite hear. I say hello. He repeats it.  "How old are you?"  

I'm in shock. I ask, "How OLD am I?"


"I'm 29!!" (I'm sure I sounded incredulous.)

He stares.

I say, "I have my license if you want to see it." He wants to see it so I give it to him. He looks and hands it back.

He thought I was a highschool truant.

The moral of the story is that I should stop wearing clothing a teenager might wear because as I continue to get older and not to age it will become more and more unbelievable that I am as old as I say I am and I don't look forward to being driven in the back of a police car to the nearest high school, in tears BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY DONE MY TIME!


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Ha, I didn't realize police still did that, I thought that was just a something you'd occasionally see in old cartoons.
moonshadow909 Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Lol, silly policeman. I have a similar problem, which I find both amusing and sometimes annoying. I am a girl, 17 nearly 18, but almost everyone I meet easily mistakes me for a boy. I'm not sure if its my short hair, or the clothes I wear (hoodie and combat trousers... yeah, possibly the clothes) but I am mistaken for a boy a lot. My friends and family say I have feminine facial features and they can't understand how I can be viewed as a boy by some people. In some circumstances, neither can I lol. Hasn't really been a problem for me, except for those annoying and rather embarrassing moments when I walk into public toilets and people stare, sometimes on rare occasions girls try to flirt with me, and at one point one asked me to be her boyfriend! Makes me wonder whether I'm the one who needs glasses ._.
AWonderfulMoon Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't stop laughing. Why.
*Hearts to this story*
Haha, wow.
wolfer12222 Mar 30, 2013
I was stopped by a cop and searched for walking on the wrong side of the road. He then got a call and almost took off with my id. He already had the car moving before he rolled down the window and handed it to me. Then he peeled off.
hibbary May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh SHIT! That would have been awful! :D
bear48 Mar 29, 2013  Professional
:rofl: Been there and done that ;)
WolfCryi Mar 21, 2013   Digital Artist
I had the opposite problem once, during the summer in between school years I was getting groceries with my mother, mentioned I was going back to school in september, the cashier asked if I was going to college. This was the summer before my first year of highschool. I think to some extent people assume taller = older.
My cousin was also tall early in her teens, and had to get an ID card so she could get the child rate on stuff.
WanderingDraconis Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Check that off the bucket list! :icondummydanceplz:
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