Wednesday, May 30, 2007


While trying to gather thoughts before composing fund raising letter to Fashion Design alums, idly click on link that promises to tell one's Real Age. Feel irritated that have to answer so many questions, but am sure that results will render title of blog more accurate than it has been for the past year and a half, and may, indeed, need to change name of blog to 25-year-old secretary. When get to end of questionnaire, am told by computer that results will be sent to my email address. Ebb and flow of office carries me away to a meeting, back to finish my letter, out for an iced coffee, back to ask Oliver for third time today to Please call the mail room. During these other events, keep remembering that am soon to find out my real age, so when finally sit down to check email, for once am expecting only good news. I am 42. Am very, very angry, especially since lied a bit in answer to some of the questions. Call Contessa and complain to her. She says that she'll take the test and see what happens. Hear back 5 minutes later. She asks in worried tone, she doesn't look 48.5, does she? Assure her she does not. Am ashamed to admit to relief that she fared worse than I did.


Blogger Heather Moore said...

Not because I think you'll fare badly or anything, but I suggest that you don't click on one of those links that will help you discover your IQ... unless, of course, it's designed by the same guy who designed the age inflator one.

2:33 AM  
Blogger thirty-year-old secretary said...

Heather, I have clicked on the IQ test. I was shocked to discover I wasn't a genius. Or even close.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous G said...

That age test was a major disappointment to me as well. I know I have to exercise but it was just ridiculous.

I was so mad I blocked out their stinking advice.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Heather Moore said...

I'm shocked to discover you're not a genius! I'd have put money on it (but perhaps that's an indicator of my own IQ) :)
Enjoy your weekend

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are as old as you feel,,,,,no matter when you were born or what tests say,,,,,,so get to feeling YOUNG,,,I am 58 and think I am 35 or younger in spirit.
I love your writings. My daughters blog turned me on to it. Keep up the good work. You provide amusement and thought provokings for many.
BTW, I tested as Genius, so maybe I know what I am talking about :)

6:47 PM  

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