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Last day to order!

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 22:22 by Ananth in response to yes

A familiar story ... ! Alas.

Hey all! Gotta keep this quick: Just a heads up, Wednesday the 21st (tomorrow) is the last day to order! Please have your order in by tomorrow 12 noon EST. After that we'll be shipping orders in the New Year. 

That's all for us! See you Thursday!


Revel in your

Comment by Summoboomo (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 22:30

Revel in your youthful-looking self! I keep getting mistaken for my mom's sister. Not sure if they're trying to make her feel younger, but it certainly makes me feel older. =_=;


Comment by Ardhanarishvara (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 22:34

Oh, I feel terrible for finding this funny. I'm sorry, Yuko! ...snrk.

Oh Yuko, I know your pain. A

Comment by flyingsoba (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 22:48

Oh Yuko, I know your pain. A few years ago I went to Perkins with my parents after a doctor's visit to get a cheap breakfast. We walk in and not one, but TWO different servers asked if I would like a children's menu. I was 20 at the time. Now at 26 I still get carded for movies. Though oddly, never for booze. What up with that?

Ummm, today is the 20th and

Comment by Kitsu (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 22:53

Ummm, today is the 20th and it's Tuesday. Don't you mean the 21st?

Yes! Corrected, thanks!

Comment by Ananth Tue, 12/20/2011 - 23:51

Yes! Corrected, thanks!

I know your pain.

Comment by AmbrosiaWriter (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 23:07

At least you can blame your height. I'm 5'8" and people think I'm 16 (I'm 22). It was interesting when I went to St. Croix (drinking age 18) and people were demanding to know if I was old enough to drink the pinya cooladas I had. I then proceeded to order more to try and forget that people think I'm jailbait.

There's some Japanese manga

Comment by MarkyMark (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 23:22

There's some Japanese manga about a couple in their 20s, but the wife looks like she's a kid. It has lots of jokes about having to shop in children's sections of stores and people thinking the husband is a pedophile or that they're siblings.

Can't remember the name though =\

Just face it Yoko, you've

Comment by Rebecca (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 23:27

Just face it Yoko, you've got the Asian Aging process. Gonna look young for years, then you hit menopause.

look the bright side

Comment by Lord_kian (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 23:32

you are young (and cute) for a little more that others mortals :)

Age Difference

Comment by Hadleigh (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 23:35

lol, I work at a hospital as a nurse and the nurses tease me because I look so young and the patients think I look like a candy striper! I had one family member stop me in the elevator and ask me which high school I was from. That's ok, we just look that good!

nah you don't look 15 at all

Comment by dottianne (not verified) Tue, 12/20/2011 - 23:44

haha I remember when you guys came to Toronto! I don't think Yuko looks that young. I would have guessed 21 or so. I think it's because people don't really know how to gauge asian age if you're not used to us around.

Not under 18!

Comment by Aerie (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 00:55

I know how Yuko feels. I'm getting dangerously close to the big "30" and I'm still being mistaken as a teenager. On phone calls. When the cable people show up. Worst so far was my last plane flight.

I was asked by the flight attendant if I was at least 16, did I need someone to escort me through the airport?


Comment by AckAckAck (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 01:15

I was the reverse version of Yuko, when I was 15 people think I'm 30, when I was 20 people think I'm 30, and when I'm 30.... well.... I AM 30.

Could be worse...

Comment by Bakamoichigei (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 01:36

At least she wasn't mistaken for a 15-year old _boy_ this time.

I am reversed on this. I'm

Comment by Suri (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 01:41

I am reversed on this. I'm 17 right now, but when I wear contacts, I get mistaken for a college student. My brother and his friends are around 25 and when I hung out with them, I fitted in perfectly. Some of them didn't even realize I was younger. XD

You have my sympathies

Comment by Walter (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 02:06

I've never looked the age that I am and I doubt I will anytime soon, so you have my sympathies on that, but just think it could be worse.

i never get tired of comics

Comment by Blue Fox (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 02:12

i never get tired of comics like these XD

Better comment in a less annoying manner;
I kind of get how it happens to you so much; While you don't look like a teenager (My original guess was 21-22 when you were 24ish~):
While I don't like stereotyping, generally, Americans aren't very good when it comes to different genetic races (aka, different kind of black people, different kinds of Asians or different kinds of Europeans). I guess it's due to the, still, fairly uncommon situation where a person would meet and grow in an environment with a variety of cultures and races.

Or if you are lazy to read (tl;dr) you can just go with the world's favorite excuse: "Americans are stupid, hurr durr" :P

Im 21 but...

Comment by Derc (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 02:56

Im 21 and 6 foot 1 and people realize Im 21. But when I shave my beard, I look like Im 15 and people think my girlfriend is a pedophile. Ananth has taught us all a great lesson, always have a beard

Ah, this is what I just

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 06:24

Ah, this is what I just started wondering too. Since Yuko is mistaken as younger so often... is Ananth getting weird looks when it happens?..


Comment by kethie (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 03:24

I used to get this a lot. I'm 4 ft 10 1/2 and was last charged 1/2 fare on the bus when I was 24 and pregnant! Get it a lot less now I'm old and wrinkly :-)

I've had that - some

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 03:50

I've had that - some insurance guy asking if my mum or dad were in. So I picked up my mobile and called my mum 'hey mum are you in?'

He had the decency to whisper 'ah, sorry love, I'll just go.'

... Maybe if you grow out

Comment by Jiubei (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 04:35

... Maybe if you grow out your hair?

lookin' all adult-like

Comment by Raptorix (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 05:36

Too bad women couldn't grow beards/moustaches too! Maybe then yuko would look more her age?


Comment by Kitsu (not verified) Thu, 12/22/2011 - 09:37

She COULD always buy a bigger sized bra and stuff the hell out of it. But then again that could work in reverse. Hahaha.

The typical person really is

Comment by Korlee (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 06:25

The typical person really is an idiot that does not look past the nose on their face sadly. A ton of peeps do this to me but it's not as bad as they mistake me for early 20's when I'm late 20's.

If peeps would learn to use their brains this would rarely happen for anyone. There are always tons of signs for someone being older.

But Yuko,I thought you were

Comment by Annie (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 07:50

But Yuko,I thought you were 27 already!

Ah, don't worry, my boss and co-worker are both 27-28-ish and get stopped at clubs and such all the time. It's pretty normal.

Good thing no one mistakes you for a boy or for someone even older I guess?

Well for clubs and things

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 12/22/2011 - 09:38

Well for clubs and things like that they HAVE to stop people who look younger than 35 or something like that because some people really don't seem to age.


Comment by Renée (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 08:01

I feel your pain, Yuko. I'm over 30 and still get told I look years younger. Took me until I was your age to STOP being mistaken for a teenager. Now apparently I look like I'm in university. Doesn't help that I teach high school and several of my students look older than me. People tell me all the time "Be grateful, you'll love it when you're older" ... still waiting for it not to be annoying, though :)

Our Roommate was refused

Comment by Ghibbitude (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 08:22

Our Roommate was refused emergency care until her parents came to the hospital after a bad accident. They didn't believe that she was 20, and married at the time. Now at 21, she still gets confused for a 14 year old.

This used to happen to me

Comment by Brand (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 10:46

This used to happen to me all time. It's gotten better in the last few years but when I was 26 I can't tell you how many times I was asked if I wanted a freaking children's menu!

Children's menu...

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 12/22/2011 - 09:41

Sadly... This has happened to my and a group of my friends, and we were all of legal drinking age (21) too. The waiter saw our confused faces and profusely apologies then rushed us to the nearest seats. Hahaha, I think he was trying to make us forget.

The best one was I was with

Comment by Brand (not verified) Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:37

The best one was I was with my parents and we go to a restaurant and hostess asks if I would like a children's menu. I tell her I'm a bit to old for that, and leave it at that.

Well, I guess she felt bad. She shows up to our table later to tell me "That it happens to her daughter all the time shes 16."

I reply "I'm 26."

She simply goes "Oh" and leaves.

I remember

Comment by AJ (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 11:44

When I met you guys and I don't know if it was the situation, your demeanor, or somethin else but to me at least you came off as your age.

That said, this still happens to me pretty much everyday, too.

Happened to me last night

Comment by Sarah (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 11:50

Happened to me last night haha I'm a freshman at a University, just turned 18 and I'm about 5'0"-5'1" Went to a club meeting last night, and needed to get permission to park in the adjacent parking lot to the building. So I'm on the intercom with this woman for like 10 minutes because she didn't believe I attended the school, and allegedly, I sound like a 12 year old.

When I walked in the building to present ID to the woman, she was like "MMMHMM child, alright. You still look like you're not a student here, but whatever. These people letting 14 year olds into this school these days *grumble grumble*" Ahhhhhhhhh

I hope it's not going to be like this every week lol

Wow, that's so obnoxious. I

Comment by jessica (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 20:41

Wow, that's so obnoxious. I hope you don't have to do that every week either!

Some guy...

Comment by Sniper X (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 12:02

Mistaken me to be a boy and thought that I'm 12 years old. XD
But I'm 16.

Yay weird age perceptions!

Comment by White Rice (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 12:57

I used to have this happen in reverse. At 16 kids were asking me to get them beer (which I wouldn't have done anyway) followed by surprise and anger at my being only 16. Then, go ahead 9 years, and I get carded for the first time, at a resturant where I've been going with my family for longer than I can remember (6 feet tall, 25 years old, and a couple days of stubble makes me look like a teenager, I guess?) These days people generally see me for my 27 years (maybe the contacts help)

One time I was sitting on a

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 14:18

One time I was sitting on a bench when a woman walked by. She stopped and did a double take. She asked, "excuse me, how old are you?" I said "23." To which she replied "oh you're a woman! I though you were a little boy!" She walked away cackling. How is that charming?! Why did she think it was SUCH a good idea to say that?!

All. The. Time.

Comment by Origamigryphon (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 14:29

I'm 29. >.>

I knew a group of people who

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 14:31

I knew a group of people who went grocery shopping, and among the stuff at checkout, someone was getting a bottle of rum. My lovely roommate, who looks 12 but is really 21, was with them (although not the actual purchaser). She didn't have her ID with her, so the store wouldn't sell the rum to them, as they thought it was being purchased for a minor.
I had to go back and get a bottle later without her. :(

We have also attempted to get her in free to events that were free for 12 and under. The kid selling tickets looked at her for a minute before asking how old she was. (She doesn't lie in these situations, but will let people assume if she gains something from it)

And then they say,

Comment by wynden (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 15:12

"Well, you'll appreciate it when you're older." Just be glad you're not a 32 year old dude who looks seventeen. :)

If I had a dollar for every

Comment by Sally (not verified) Fri, 12/23/2011 - 23:52

If I had a dollar for every time someone said that...

I feel your pain. I really

Comment by Moe (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 16:04

I feel your pain. I really really do. I'm 25 and I'm only 4' 7" and I blend in with the rest of the school kids when I go out shopping. It is really annoying. I've also had the driver's license experience too. To add salt to the wound my boyfriend is 6' and loves telling people just how small my hands and feet are... It can be most aggravating.

Man, I've gotta wonder if

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 18:36

Man, I've gotta wonder if this is what I get to look forward to in my twenties? I'm eighteen right now but I would get the under-12's menus at restaurants up til around age 16 or so. I have no idea how old I look, I keep asking random people about it.

I feel sorry for people who age past their teens

Comment by ColdFusion智##washingmeatsbelievesdour (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 18:37

I mean honestly... you hit your peak, you wanna ride that. I look older than my parents. Bloody non-aging californians.

It's That Babyface

Comment by jcm (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 18:52

As a fellow Asian, I can totally relate. I'm also 26, and I was carded yesterday buying a ticket for The Sitter. Box office dude claimed I had a "youthful face." Look on the bright side: we'd both be eligible for undercover work a la 21 Jump Street.

Same here

Comment by Seeker (not verified) Wed, 12/21/2011 - 23:31

I can totally relate, Yuko. I'm on my way to 24, and not only do I get carded ALL. THE. TIME, but it seems even looking 18 is a challenge. It's got to be our youthful Asian genes -_-;;

However, I find there are very small perks... for one, you can get away with a bit more by feigning teenage ignorance. Plus, when we're 50 or so we'll look barely 30. We'll see who's laughing then.

Story of my damn life, I'm

Comment by Jillian (not verified) Thu, 12/22/2011 - 01:31

Story of my damn life, I'm 22 and people first think I'm 13. It's maddening. I remember my first day of high school, They thought I was a middle school student in the wrong place.
I get annoyed at gamestop when they assume I'm a stupid teen trying to by a m rated game. They don't even ask for id first they jsut ask for a guardian. i went to get L4D for a friends birthday present my dad was with me and behind me and the guy instead of asking for id spouts off at my dad why this game was no good for his little girl. I always turn out to be older then the asshole.


Comment by Conlan (not verified) Thu, 12/22/2011 - 03:52

Lol, had the same problem for a while. I'm 18, but clean-shaven I look about 15. However, with the blessing of facial hair I look like I'm a scruffy 20-something.

...Maybe Yuko could get a fake mustache or something? White, fluffy, very prim and dapper? rofl :D

Geez lady let it go. Some

Comment by MexiCanOoO (not verified) Thu, 12/22/2011 - 05:14

Geez lady let it go. Some people just don't know when to drop a subject.