It’ll Take Her A Generation To Figure It Out

| Working | November 12, 2012

(I’m 25 and my niece is 28. We also look younger and older for our age.)

Cashier: “Are you two related? You seem close.”

Me: “She’s my niece.”

Cashier: “You mean you’re her niece?”

Niece: “I’m older, yes, but I’m her niece.”

Me: “Yep, really.”

Cashier: “That doesn’t make sense. No niece is 10 years older than their aunt.”

Me: “Actually, she’s only 3 years older than me.”

Cashier: “Doesn’t make any sense. Aunts are one generation up than nieces.”

Niece: “If you count by ages, my grandma and mom had children in their early 20s…”

Me: “…and my mom, her grandma’s sister, is 15 years younger. My mom was in her late 30s when she had me.”

Cashier: “That’s a mess. What if you are older than your mom?”

Niece: “Huh?”

Me: “How is that even possible?”

Cashier: “I don’t know. It’s a mess, like you two!”

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