Censored*: hello guru
Azuka: Hi. How’re you doing today?
Censored*: cool. u?
Azuka: I’m surviving.
Azuka: Was there a question you wanted to ask me?
Censored*: not really. i just wanted to say tanx for your help the other day
Azuka: It’s nothing.
Censored*: u gave me your blog addy a while ago. man, youve got talent!
Censored*: your so young! i cant belive your just 18
Censored*: r u sure your 18?
Azuka: Well, I am. Why?
Censored*: u dont talk like it
Censored*: i thot i have been talking to a grown-up. u small boy!
I can’t understand the way people suddenly become superior when they discover my age. Telling me I’m younger than you thought I was strokes my ego, but becoming condescending will tick me off — badly…
For some reason, I’ve always been the youngest among my peers everywhere I go, I’ve been getting these subtle remarks since I was little — but they never fail to annoy me every time someone makes them.
What’s wrong with being young? Why do people suddenly decide that your age determines how they communicate with you? Why do people who’re just 23 or 26 decide there’s some God-given superiority because of the age difference?
I don’t know if it’s unconscious, but I’ve seen it in a few of my blogger friends. For the love of all things sacred, I’m a person. Do not talk down to me like a child — and if you know anything about children, you don’t talk down to them (for example asking telling their parents, “She’s so smart. How old is she?” when the child can very well answer for herself).
That’s it. I just thought I’d put this across.