... sooooo, apparently in China, I'm not SuperMan.
I don't know what I was thinking, or expecting to experience when I went to Hong Kong for work, but I'm sure what ever it was... it was not what happened.
There were some amazing moments while I was in Hong Kong and China. Some life changing, deep, course altering, re-evaluate everything type moments... this... sadly... was one of them...
Me: No really, go ahead, you can guess.
Waitress #1: Oh no, I am no good at guessing Westerner's ages.
Me: It's OK, I can't really guess your age either. I would guess... mmmm, late teens or early twenties.
Waitress #1: That is close. I am 23. Okay... I ummmm... 40?
Waitress: Are you 40?
Waitress #1: Oh! Sorry! Did I guess too young? I can't really tell.
Me: Really? I look 40?! Okay, look at our friend here sitting next to me... how old do you think HE is?
Waitress #1: 50? I think he 50.
Friend #1: HAHA!! I'm 69!
Me: WHAT?! 50! Oh c'mon! Why does he get 50, and I get stuck with 40?! I'm not even close to 40! *to a 2nd Waitress* Hey, you, how old do I look?
Waitress #2: 35 or 36.
Me: Oh c'mon! I look young! Back home, I am considered very young looking.
Waitress #1+2: *shocked* Really? You look young?
Friend #1: *to friend #2* I look 50! *to me* HEY! We look almost the same age!
Me: I'm going to go cry myself to sleep again.
Waitress #1: Okay, but make sure you eat the skin from your salmon. It will help you skin.
Waitress #1: It will help stop age spots and old look. Fish skin is good for you skin.
Me: I have age spots?
Waitress #1: Only where you look old.
Friend #2: Hey, since we're guessing, how old to I look?
Waitress #1: 35?
Waitress #2: 25?
Friend #2: Yea, I'm 24. Not 35.
Waitress #1: Ahh! Sorry, I can no tell. The hair on the face make you look so old.
Me: *looks at friend #2 who has stubble* Okay, I understand HIM looking 35, but I'm clean shaven. Why do I look old?
Waitress #1: Oh, you just look old.
|I don't look 40!|
|Do I? *sob*|
Sooooo, yea... Apparently, in China, I look 40...ish.
I can't say I'm happy about this.