Aging Gracefully

The place I work at are filled with old-timer. Needless to say, they have been in this industry for ages. I shared a conversation with a guy from the another department about my experience in web development.

“How old are you Ed?” he asked.

“Why don’t you pick two digits and I’ll tell you if it’s right”, I replied.

“33 years old”, waaaa.. Do I really look that old? Anyway, I decided to probe this further. “What makes you say that?” I asked genuinely.

“Partly because how you dress, how you carry a conversation, how you think and your position in the company”. He sat right next to me, slowly inhaling carbon from his cigarette.

“Sorry to disappoint you, I’m actually 26 going 27.”

He turned and distant himself. Took a closer look from top to bottom. “You’ve got to be shitting me.”

Many think I’m in my 30’s. But it’s good. Helps me to convince people in negotiating a deal or do a presentation without interruption. Oh well, age is just a number.

ps: Tomorrow is big meeting for Laman7. Let’s hope I win this project 😉

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