Thursday, July 26, 2007

Keeping Jonathan's ego in check

I just got back from OSCON where I presented a tutorial session. I was telling Rachel about it and I mentioned that on two separate occasions I was talking to an older fellow and they asked if I was in school. I was rather pleased about that, being a little sensitive about the whole over-30 bit lately.

Rachel, engrossed in Master of Orion, replied, "They must not be very observant. You certainly don't look like a student anymore."

I wasn't too flattered. A bit less than gruntled, even.

"... You look young. Really. Maybe, 23?"


1 comment:

Rachel Ellis said...

Ouch! I didn't intend to say it quite that harsh! Sorry, honey. :(

-You just look like a MAN, not a kid in school. :) And you'll always be cute to me.