You Shouldn't Ask A Woman's Age Without A Good Reason

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Nov 11, 2013 17:37
I traveled to Korea last week and I had an opportunity to talk with a male foreign traveler on a bus. We enjoyed having a casual conversation since he said he's also an English teacher. While we were chatting, he abruptly asked my age. Honestly, I was a little taken aback and felt bad since I didn't know why he asked that question. Secondly, I stay in my early 20s mentally, but I was forced to return to the actual world by his question. Not only myself, but most women probably don't like to be asked their ages.

I immediately said to him, "I'll leave it to your imagination" and he said, "Are you around 28?" Since I'm ever so much more than 40, I felt a little guilty, but I answered, "Ahhh…kind of." Actually, when I heard him saying that number, I was on cloud 9, and later I couldn't help but saying this to some of my friends. Here's an advice to you. You shouldn't ask women's ages without cause! lol
先週、韓国を旅行中、私はバスの中で外国人男性と話す機会があった。
彼も英語の教師だという事で話が弾んだ。話の途中で、私は突然、年齢を聞かれた。正直、ちょっと唖然としたし嫌な感じがした。なぜなら彼がなぜその質問をしたのか理由がわからなかったし、私は精神的に20代前半を生きているのに、その質問で無理矢理、現実の世界に連れ戻されたからだ。おそらく私だけでなく大抵の女性は、あまり年齢を聞かれたくないと思う。

「想像におまかせします。」と私が言うと「28歳ぐらいですか?」と言われた。
私は、とうに40を超えているので、ちょっと罪悪感を感じながら「まーそんな感じ」と言った。実際、その数字を聞いた時、私は有頂天になっていた。そして何人かの友人にこの事を言わずにはいられなかった。みなさんへのアドバイスです。女性にむやみに年齢を聞かないようにしましょう。(笑)