This is way too funny, and if I had misjudged someone's age the other way around, I would've been way too embarrassed...As I left the food pantry this morning with 1/2 gallon of milk & 2 recyclable bags filled with food, I was already struggling with the weight of it all. When I first saw this guy, I assumed he was getting in line. I walked around the line toward the long brick driveway, and 'tho my house is in sight...with a bad back, it's a long, long walk!
I then heard a voice behind me say, "Do you need help with that?" Of course I said, "I'd love it!" I set both bags down on the bricks, & the guy, with a coffee in one hand, scooped them up with his free hand. Then he asked, "Where are you going?" I responded, "Just over to that green house." We walked a few steps..."My name's Justin."
Me: "Well, I thank you Justin! You look familiar (didn't hear his response). Do you know Caitlin _____-___?"
Justin: "Can't say that I do."
Me: "She graduated high school last year, and my name's Mari."
Justin: (Chuckling) "Well then, guess I wouldn't know her, I'm 49 years old."
Me: "Get out (almost dropping the 1/2 gallon of milk)! Wow, you certainly don't look it, you must be doing something right!!" Eating all your veggies, I bet."
We were at the front door at this point, & I opened it, and Justin sets the bags down in the hallway. I thanked him profusely & wished him a Happy New Year, feeling a bit chagrined. It's hard to believe someone can look 30 years younger, but this guy really did look like a kid!!!
The long red-bricked driveway...