RIP Philo

What is your permanent age?

I’ve observed that everyone has a permanent age that appears to be set at birth. For example, I’ve always been 42-years old. I was ill-suited for being a little kid, and didn’t enjoy most kid activities. By first grade I knew I wanted to be an adult, with an established career, car, house and a decent tennis game. I didn’t care for my awkward and unsettled twenties. And I’m not looking forward to the rocking chair. If I could be one age forever, it would be 42.

When I ask people about their permanent age, they usually beg it off by saying they don’t have one. But if you press, you always get an answer. And the age they pick won’t surprise you. Some people are kids all their lives. They will admit they are 12-years old. Other people have always had senior citizen interests and perspectives. If you’re 30-years old in nominal terms, but you love bingo and you think kids should stop wearing those big baggy pants and listening to hip-hop music, your permanent age might be 60.
Permalink Scott 
March 29th, 2007 10:10pm
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 29th, 2007 10:11pm
before AmericaGirl shows up with some stupid complaint about quotation marks...
Permalink Scott 
March 29th, 2007 10:12pm
Somewhere between 27 and 32.
Permalink xampl 
March 29th, 2007 10:20pm
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
March 29th, 2007 11:13pm
18, evidence; I get id'd where every I go.  Still into Video games, internet chat.
Permalink Bot Berlin from Cafe 
March 29th, 2007 11:20pm
It's a fucking cut and paste of Scott Adams' blog post from today or yesterday.  Probably by the same person as John Smith...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 29th, 2007 11:49pm
I doubt it. It seems to me that Scott Adams has been posting on this board for some time.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 30th, 2007 2:23am
I reckon i'd be late teens or early twenties!

Lets say 19, i like it
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 30th, 2007 7:13am
old enough to want it, not old enough to get it 
claiming much but achieving little 
full of potential and talent
but not much to show for
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
March 30th, 2007 8:10am
"It's a fucking cut and paste of Scott Adams' blog post from today or yesterday.  Probably by the same person as John Smith..."

Chill Wardy.  The url is up there.  Are you perma age the cranky old man?

I agree with the comment that says you are 17 in your hometown.  I'm a junior in highschool with a dash of 70 and retired in florida.
Permalink z-z-zed 
March 30th, 2007 8:21am

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