Friday, July 25, 2008

Reception on New York Street Identifies a Woman's Age...by Sybil Adelman Sage

At county fairs a woman may pay to have her age guessed, but on the streets of New York this service is provided free of charge. A specific comment is targeted to a particular age range, as follows:


"Aw, how adorable. How old is she?" -- birth to 6 years

"Can you get her to stop?" -- 5 to 10

"Loose joints?" -- 12 to 30

Lewd sounds from construction site workers -- 13 to late 40's

"I'm hungry. Can you help me get dinner?" -- 23 & up

"Do you have a minute for Obama?" -- 18 to 45

"How old is she?" -- 90 & up

"Do you have a minute for Greenpeace, Gay Rights, the environment?" -- 18 to death