Every time that an adult within ear shot of me says a cuss word, they stop in the middle of their sentence and tell me that they didn't mean it and tell me to not say that. I'm halfway through college do they honestly think I haven't been exposed to that? Along with other memorable statements like it's for your own good, it's okay you're still young, when you're older,
Most Helpful Guy
Statements like "you're still young" and "when you're older" don't stop. Age is relative. People who have grown children and people who are now retiring say this shit all the time to me. It's simply them wanting to share the benefit of their experience. I get that it may be unwanted information. And "It's for your own good" is extremely patronizing under any circumstance.
You began by saying, "Every time that an adult…" Your implication is that adults are a group of people to whom you do not belong, despite being 19. Could your own vibe play a partial role in how you're treated?1
Most Helpful Girl
That doesn't happen, but what bothers me is when younger people talk to me like I'm the same age as them in public - in person.
I'm a professor, and they always think I'm a new student if I'm new to the school... or if I don't directly teach them.
I hate it.2