Compliment or insult?
Like today, I was trying on my engagement dress at the tailor and a lady working there said to me "Aaah you're a bride! I thought you were 12!" I was like whaaat?? 12?! 7aram 3alaiki! I know I look younger than 21, bas 12? That's too much. I was so offended. She thought I was a kid.... a kid!!!
I've been thought to be: 16,17,18, and I think once even 14, but never 12! I know I should be happy and take it as a compliment but I just can't get over it. Could it be because I don't wear make up? Or because I'm considered "petite"? That's what I'm told. Actually, I find myself to be average looking for a girl my age. I'm not too thin, I'm average and I do wear eye liner (kol7leh). Ya3ni I definitely don't look like a kid!
I admit, my sister looks older than me, and many times people have mistaken her to be the older sister. But I like the way I am and I'm happy about myself. It can be offensive now, but I'm sure I'll be more grateful about this when I'm older.