On Being Young
Place: In the woods.
Him: So, when did you graduate college?
Me: January 2003.
Him: Oh, you're young!
Me [thinking, this guy doesn't look so old]: Why, how old are you?
Him: I'm 27.
Me: Well, I'm 26.
Me: When did you graduate college?
Life is neither a contest nor a race, but if it were, he would win.
P.S. He's a year older and graduated four and a half years before me. Being me, I had to figure out exactly how that was possible. It turns out that his birthday is in February and he was very young for his grade, so he graduated high school two years before me, went to Israel for a year, and then did college in two years.