Friday, 26 November 2010

I can't lie

When driving children from school to swimming pool and vice versa, you get quite a few questions and remarks. This afternoon was another great one. A few children wanted to know my age, so of course I told them I was 273. 'And when's your birthday?' June next year. When I will be 274.

Of course they didn't believe me. Although a few weren't so sure. After all, one girl said, when I lie, I have to giggle and smile and the driver doesn't giggle and smile, so I think she's telling the truth. And there was a boy who claimed that 'women can't lie, so I must be telling the truth!' Then some clever clogs asked me whether I was married and when I said no, she replied that I must be a bit of a sad case, since I was already this old and still hadn't found a man. But of course everybody knows I can only get married after the age of 712! That's how it's done in my family.

My Mum is 806 or 817 or 842, depending on her mood and my father is over 1000. And no, we don't want to be known all over the world for our high ages, we just don't want to bother with all those pesky journalists camping out on the front lawn...


  1. Very good! That'll give them something to think about, and of course their mothers will all tell them you're teasing them. But I love that about "women can't lie"! I've never heard that before.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Pinocchio's wooden nose grew when he lied. Do your wooden shoes grow over there?

  3. I bet the kids love being on your bus.

  4. I'm thinkin' I need to move to the Netherlands. I want to live so long.

  5. Hahaha. That discussion probably blew their minds.


  6. Looks like your credit card nr the birth date which some people use as code, because it is so difficult to find out ! so I thought you are born in 1973 in February. My son is 739, but when I see your parents age I have my doubts, hahaha !

  7. Oh your too cute! Love the way you talked with them. I bet they went home and told their parents all about you.

  8. lol- I love it! I akways tell them my age- how else will they know how beautiful 39 is?


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