I have gotten younger since I walked onto this campus 6 months ago. I get carded incessantly... at 26 years old. (This doesn't bother me much since it will pay off to look 7-8 years younger when I'm 90. I will be the flyest great-grandma EVER!! Plus in a town more than 50% college students, it's to be expected.)
Graduate students have 24-hour access to our department buildings. My access card stopped working at the beginning of the semester. When I went to get it re-activated, the I.T. guy said, "Do you still need access to (my office room number)?" "Yes." "Oh, you're a graduate student?" "Yes." (Thinking, isn't that what your screen says?) "Sorry, you look really young."
First day of teaching a lab, I walk up, say hi and two students respond, then continue their conversation. It includes anecdotes like, "My last T.A. was in a bar at the same time as me once and told my boyfriend to take good care of me. It was soooo weird." "Oh I know, I saw mine in the grocery store and it was so awkward seeing him outside of school." Once there's a break in the conversation, I say, "By the way, I'm Jameil, your T.A." They are SHOCKED. "Oh! I was wondering where the T.A. was..."
Later that week, I'm describing my undergraduate degree and work in Pittsburgh and one girl interrupts me with, "Wow! How old are you??" Lol! Okay I don't look pre-pubescent! Unless you're looking at this picture but whatever!! Lol. That's from when Stace and I went to the Hampton/FAMU football game... in November. Why do we look 14!??! Lol.