Someone I’ve known for a long time… 20 to 25 years, a casual friend from work connections… suddenly called me “Mrs. Rhodes” recently! He’s a peer from the not-for-profit work world where I’ve spent most of my time and he is about the same age. I don’t even think I answered him.
At first I didn’t know what to make of it. Then I was royally pissed!
Does he think I’m way older than him now? Do I look older to him? Do I need Botox and a face sanding? Worse yet: I am forgettable. My hubby says maybe the guy had temporarily forgotten my name! Okay. We both know this happens to us occasionally, so maybe that’s what happened. Should I give him the excuse of a “senior moment” and forgive him this once?
I’ll wait and see what happens next time I run into my old “who now thinks I’m older” dear friend.