The other day, Mr. French was playing a game of "round robin" ping pong with a group of men from the school. Todd, whom Mr. French has been getting to know recently, said,
"How old are you?"
Mr. French, who usually never answers this question directly, said, "mshuejdik years old."
"Oh, I would have thought you were in your mid-thirties and were just prematurely gray." said Todd.
"Well, I was prematurely gray in my thirties. But, thanks for thinking I'm younger than I am." said Mr. French with a thumbs up.
"Because your wife is really young looking. She looks like she could be 18." Todd continued.
"Actually she's 16." He replied with a straight face.
Not as many people laughed as Mr. French had expected.