Old People Were The Teen Marriages Of Yesteryear

, , | Right | November 24, 2018

(I am fifteen. An older customer comes up to me and I say the usual, “Hi, how are you?” She’s quite a nice woman. Then, she looks at my hands:)

Customer: “Oh, you haven’t got a ring on your finger yet!”

Me: “No, ma’am, I don’t.”

Customer: “You know, I got married when I was 19; that was a long time ago, obviously.”

Me: “Wow, really?”

Customer: “Yes. But nowadays you see a lot of girls who are past the age of 30 and aren’t even engaged, poor souls. I personally think it just isn’t right if a woman isn’t married by the time she’s 23.”

Me: *everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, so I can’t really judge* “That’s fair enough, I suppose. I mean, I would personally like to get married before 25, but that’s just me.”

Customer: “So, how come you haven’t got a ring on your finger, then?”

Me: “I’m actually 15.”

(The poor lady started repeatedly apologising, and I had to reassure her it was okay. We just laughed it off.)

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