Awesome. So true.
and for the guys there's always the "You're like Doogie Howser!"
"You must be the new volunteer."
Hmm, I've never got a "volunteer" comment. Mostly just nurse.
People come to my house and knock on the door and ask me if my mom or dad is home. I'm 27! I have two kids! But I still just tell them "Nope, sorry." because then they don't try to sell me things. ;)
Have had all of these hurled at me at some point in med school (Heck.. Only last week someone asked me what grade I was in!)@Kyla: Hahaha :D
"You look so young!"I hear this approximately 20 times each day. I once said, "Hehe, I'm older than you think I am... how old do you think I am?""... yeah, you look around maybe twenty or so...""Oh so I'm moving up in the world, great, most people tend to think I'm thirteen, fifteen... I'm actually twenty-five.""... yeah.... I was going to say..."sigh. the white coat helps somewhat though, honestly. :/
so i used to hear that a lot . . .and now i only hear it sometimes and i am SOEXCITED when i do. (i'm 30!)
I just got the "you're too young to be a pharmacist" comment the other day so I feel your pain. The weird thing is I'm in my mid 30s and have been a pharmacist for 10 years now so I can't possibly still look that young. At least they aren't saying I'm too old, lol.
I get the high school thing ALL the time. I guuess it's a good thing.
I know how you feel. I was actually thinking about getting braces which I'm sure would really help the issue :-#
Totally had this happen to me right after my white coat ceremony, haha. Sort of a buzzkill.
one day u will look back on this and wish at least ONE person would mistake you for "young"... :)
Had one a few days ago:"...ugh, who are you!?""Hello there Mr Futch, it's the doctor here to see you!""Ah, alright then, send him in."
Back when I worked as a pharmacist, I once had an older consultant ask the nurse "why are you letting that kid into the treatment room?"He used to call one of his fellow consultants "the boy wonder" behind his back too, so at least I knew it wasn't just me :)
I got asked to deliver labs or push around patients a lot while being on my internship, they always ended their requests with "you are the student rotating on surgery, aren't you?" ¬¬' Thought it was funny at first, ended not liking it that much.