Since You Asked…
By CAROLINE SPOSTO
Every now and again, when the subject of age comes up, someone asks me, “How old do you think I am?”
I always feel put on the spot.
Any thoughts about how I field that question?
…Taken Aback in Tijuana
Dear Taken Aback,
You’re not under oath.
Just fire back a number that is about 10 years lower than your actual mental estimate. The inquisitor will be happy because your answer is what they were looking for.
As a wise Inuit matriarch once said in Alaska, “When someone is fishing for compliments, those compliments are usually caught in shallow water.”
Speaking of fishing, I hope this answer gets you off the hook.
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