Am I old?
- 10 years of professional work experience, and
- a Ph.D.
I smiled to myself, because he was describing me perfectly, and it gave me a sense of hope for when I go on the job market next fall.
However, one of my classmates quickly replied...You mean you'd prefer someone to be really old when they graduate? I don't think she knew that she "outed" me when she said that...but it stung.