Posted By Russ on October 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm
The legendary comedian Jack Benny infamously (and jokingly, of course) claimed to be 39 years old until the day he died in 1974 at the age of 80.
When people (over the age of 21) lie about their age, they usually tend to do so by understating their age. Why they do so, I cannot imagine.
What would you rather have people think? That you’re older than you look? Or that you look older than you really are?
“39? Honey, you don’t look a day over 47.” That’s not exactly complimentary, if you get my drift.
I think I’m going to start claiming to be in my 80s. I’d like to be thought of as “well-preserved.”