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Just how old are you

(Author unknown)

I have been guilty of looking at others my own age and thinking, "Surely I cannot look that old."  I'm sure you've done the same so you may enjoy this short story.

While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.

Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 40 years ago. Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was too old to have been my classmate.

After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the local high school.

"Yes," he replied.

"When did you graduate?" I asked.

He answered, "In 1960."

You were in my class!" I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"


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