Wow, you look so young.On the one hand, I will admit it -- it's flattering. At least, it was the first few hundred times it happened.
On the other hand, I look young compared to whom?
It's not the people of Asian, African or Latino descent (among others) -- you know, people who aren't white (I detest the term "people of color").
Yes, it's all you white devils out there with your wrinkled and decrepit flesh that sets the cultural standard out there, so instead of you folks being prematurely-aged, we get called young-looking.
[Cue the rant on cultural imperialism, etc. etc. etc.]
I actually don't care that much, as there is something to be said for being outside the norm.
I also find that as I get older, I'm starting to miss it a little, since I'm getting carded less and less. I think it's the thousand-yard stare, furrowed brow and beaten-down expression.
Tag: you look old