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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?"

"Yes."

"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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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Bawwwwwwwwwww police man stopped me, big deal; Border Patrol pulls me over all the time after following me around town with drones in the air and folks on the ground.

They still think I'm in High School and I'm 33!
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Gnoekeos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Ha, I didn't realize police still did that, I thought that was just a something you'd occasionally see in old cartoons.
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moonshadow909 Featured By Owner 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 ._.
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AWonderfulMoon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't stop laughing. Why.
*Hearts to this story*
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rayne7cloud Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Hilarious!!!
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Sekioh Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Haha, wow.
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wolfer12222 Featured By Owner 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.
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hibbary Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh SHIT! That would have been awful! :D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional
:rofl: Been there and done that ;)
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WolfCryi Featured By Owner 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.
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RogueDoodler Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
.....BWAHAHAHA

Check that off the bucket list! :icondummydanceplz:
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IsenVarulven Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Oh my gosh XD
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Culturedropout Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
You're adorable. I think I'd have to take you back to my house for questioning. ;) Enjoy it while you can, kiddo.
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AlanRalph Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
My sister was still getting asked for ID sometimes when she went for a girls-night-out with her old schoolmates, up until her late 30s. :) Becoming a primary school teacher has meant she doesn't do those much nowadays, but she still looks good. :)
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh XD
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RegineSkrydon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHAHAHA!!! Get back in class!!!
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SnowRaven-Moonstar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Writer
I didn't get stopped by a cop for suspected truancy but i did get stopped once because the cop thought I was someone else they were looking for. There's an entire story that goes with it but I won't tell it now. Anyway, it was the wierdest experience I've ever had. I suppose you and I have the same problem. No one believes I'm almost 30 when I tell them. :XD: I'm glad I'm not the only one out there who people think is younger than I look. :D
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Karret Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Lol wow. Silly coppas. THEY'LL NEVER TAKE YOU ALIVE!
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WindSwirl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That sound's like something that could happen to me, actually :D
I'm 18, 19 in june (and have a divers licence as well) but when I go somewhere by bus I can just buy a ticket for childen under 14 and they won't even suspect a thing xD
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Shembre Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Writer
:giggle: That's a funny story, but yeah. I get mistaken for being 17 or 18 a lot and I make it a rule to not wear hoodies unless it's super cold out and I'm just adding another layer since hoodies are pretty much a staple in most highschooler's closets. :B And there are so many other nice clothes out there! :D I guess looking young would come in handy if you ever had to go undercover in a high school for some reason?
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Narilyte Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I would say take it as a complement. Better to age gracefully then to look like you're fifty at age 30, ney?
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Shaliken Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
LOL XD


~Sun and Moon

~Shaliken
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MountainMinor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's hilarious.
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bitchbrain Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's just too funny. :D At least you look younger than your age.
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roolsilver Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
This is hilarious. I can see it happening to my sister in 10 years.
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egmccann Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Heh. I tended to have the opposite problem... people thinking I'm older than I am. Nice when offered drinks on a plane as a teenager. A little uncomfortable when with my (now ex) wife - who was five months older than me - looked younger and people either assumed she was my daughter/younger sister (which led to some other looks...)
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Shembre Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Writer
My mom had the same problem when she was going to have me. She would go to the mall with my dad, who is 3 months younger than her, and old people would give my 25-year-old parents to-be dirty looks. :B
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PeachyTwist Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I have the same problem, except i'm in high school and people mistake me for a 12-13 year old .-. i'm 4'7 and (almost!)18. Welcome to almost every day of my life.
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helmikuu03 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel your pain. Im 18 and everyone thinks im 14-15 :C
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PeachyTwist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
._. Our lives in a nutshell.
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CyberTiger88 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I can relate. I have a considerable pitchy voice, so a lot of people think it's my mom over the phone, not me. Including my dad sometimes. Geez. XD
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DaggerXIV Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that feeling well enogh.
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
LOL being 30, I practically tearfully hug the clerks who ask for id for beer, I used to work midnights so i was stopped repeatedly around my 2:30am "lunch break" for them thinking I was a teen, it was annoying, but trust me it's nice to be assumed young every once in a while :)
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werewolfrune Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Done my time, Korn
(Good song ;D)
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dwuff Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Take it as a compliment! Obviously you are ageing well!
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Lingo-Dog Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
(HAH) Where I'm from, most cops don't ask older people dressed in teenage clothes for their identification card, they would've told them to slowly step out of the vehicle and place their hands on top of their heads, with a pistol aiming towards them.
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hibbary Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Holy shit! :(
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Lingo-Dog Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
you never heard of Long Beach California before?
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucky you! I couldn't get away with that even if I wanted to. ;P
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Kharemi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Bwaha I'm a high schooler but people think I'm an adult :lol:
When I'm in a restaurant they offer me wine and stuff like that :D
Maybe it's because I'm 180cm tall and still using high heels :lmao:
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Twitchy-Kitty-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All these stories reminded me of the funniest time I got carded. Last year I was buying some festive beverages and the nice elder lady at the register asked for my ID. I handed it over, and she got a little flustered and apologized (I'm mid-30's, btw) — I told her don't worry about it, it's quite the compliment these days!

Even better? I was with my husband, who's mid-20's. He didn't get carded. I think the scruff on his face helped him!
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dragonmasterx10 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I get mistaken for a high schooler too, even though I'm 24 and got out of that prison 6 years ago. I honestly find it annoying when people think I'm younger than I am. People say "Oh you should enjoy it, you'll look young for a long time and it's a compliment." No, I don't think it's compliment. When people look at me I want them to see an adult, not a teenager.
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Twitchy-Kitty-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know it's a hassle at 24, but don't worry. In another 10 years or so, you'll more likely be cool with it. (maybe not excited, just cool with it)

I still get mistaken for mid-20's and I'm in my mid-almost-late-30's. I'll probably be annoyed again when I hit 55 and want my senior discounts!
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Teavian Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh gosh, haha! Well I guess it's better than being mistaken for a 40 year old or something. One time I was with two of my friends, we went to this place to ride some horses, and the lady running it looked at them and said, "Are you guys a family? Is she your daughter?" referring to me, even though my friend is actually about two years younger than me, and her boyfriend is just in his late twenties! Pfft. It was awkward.
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Toyger Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cops actually pick up kids cause they think they aren ditching school?! O_o
Wow, now that's a first to me.

I look much younger than I am too, despite all my gray hair that should be a dead give away =P
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hibbary Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't know if they go so far as to pick them up. They might tell them to go back to class; I'm not sure.
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha has this happened to you before? My older sister has the same problem. At restaurants people would always offer me wine (when I was a minor) but not her. She's almost four years older.

And holy crap yes. High school sucked. I worked too freaking hard then.
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hibbary Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've had people act surprised when I tell them my age but I've never had a cop stop me before. Maybe I was looking suspicious. :P
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oceans-inferno Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have the same problem. :XD: Everyone assumes I'm in high or even middle school. Last year I was at an 18+ resort in Cuba and they refused to let me in. Even after I handed over my passport to show my date of birth, they scrutinized it suspiciously before calling the manager, who proceeded to take out a calculator and subtract my birth year from 2012 :lmao: Only then did they let me pass. :XD:

It was kinda funny when I was ordering drinks as well... "No, I'm not 14... yes, I still don't want any alcohol in my pina colada." :lol: The looks on the waiters' faces were hilarious.
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hibbary Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
WOW! I like how they got the calculator out on you and everything. I wouldn't think Cuba would be so strict.
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