Perks at the Pompidou

I'm not sure if I've told you this before, but people tend to think I look much younger than I actually am.  While I know that I shouldn't complain (I'm saving so much in wrinkle cream!), it can actually work against me in many arenas (work, authority etc). Because of this phenomenon, I tend to do what I can to look less like 23 and more like 29, but it's rough.  It's especially rough on the weekend when I just can't make an effort to dress up.

Thankfully, last weekend this worked in my favor when the guy at the Pompidou ticket office would not believe that I wasn't over 25.

Don't believe me? Here's proof:

General entry is 12 Euros - students get in for 9 Euros.  Yep, that's me, the 25 year-old.


  1. Ah ah! I had the same "problem" -and in a way I hope I still do :) -once I had a "réduction" at Monoprix for women under 26 (I was 35 then) and several times people thought I wasn't the mother of my daughter but her sister or babysitter ^^ It annoyed me a lot at that time but I knew also it was better this than the other way around... But when 18-year-old boys start talking to you in the street, that's where it gets really annoying...
    I think I look older now with all the lack of sleep of these last months, but I do believe one is lucky to look younger naturally, so enjoy it!

  2. I guess I'm just hoping that it will still be the case when I'm much older so that I can reap the benefits! (right now, it just get me reduced rates into museums and reduces my credibility hahahaha)


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