It’s been scientifically proven that Latinos age slower. And if you’re one of those people who have a baby face, then you understand there’s a curse to this blessing. From bouncers checking your ID up to four times, to cops stopping you because they think you’re a minor – it’s a real hassle and here’s what people on twitter and Facebook had to say about it:
First off, people don’t take you seriously because they look at you as just a kid.
CREDIT: RUTH NARVAEZ / FACEBOOK
And it sucks even more if you’re super mature for your age.
Your coworkers think it’s sweet to treat you like a baby just because you look like a baby…but it’s SO annoying.
CREDIT: MIRIAM GAYTÁN / FACEBOOK
Seriously? “Working elf”? 😑
Even if you’re in your work uniform, some people just can’t believe you’re over 15 years old.
CREDIT: SANDRA GARCIA / FACEBOOK
😑 No. Not a girl scout.
It’s almost impossible to get respect on the job when you look this young.
CREDIT: MELISSA RENTERIA / FACEBOOK
It’s not easy having smooth silky skin.
And you constantly get judged based on how old people think you are.
people get all condescending when I mention my daughters age. The attitude changes and relaxes if I immediately mention mine.
— Galia Hornedo (@Galiala) January 17, 2017
And if you and your mom look about the same age, it’s common for the two of you to get confused as sisters:
CREDIT: MARIBEL ESCALANTE PEREZ / FACEBOOK
Mom in purple dress on left, daughter in black dress on right.
Babyfaced Jessica told mitú, “All of my friends from high school would think my mom was my sister. When she would volunteer at my school all of my guy friends would ask me about her, trying to make flirtatious comments about her without knowing that she was my MOM. Like no she’s not my sister and no I’m not giving her your number! It was so annoying.”
Most commonly, you probably get I.D.’d a dozen times when it comes to purchasing alcohol.
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Super young looking Wendy told mitú, “True story, a cop at Disney California Adventure followed me to ask for I.D. because I had a drink in my hand…a DISNEYLAND COP.” 😑
To make matters worse, security guards at bars think that your I.D. is fake.
And then there’s that awkward suspicious look that the security guard gives you while they check your I.D. card, making you feel guilty as if your I.D. was actually fake… Even though you’re older.
And if you thought bouncers at the club were bad, you haven’t been carded by mall cops.
Security at the mall ask the location of my adult guardian or to check my ID to verify I am 18 or older. I am about to turn 27.
— Alie (@alie_ohh) January 17, 2017
Dayum, even when you’re nine years older.
It’s almost as if looking young is a crime.
CREDIT: RICHIE SILVA / FACEBOOK
“13 year old giant.” 😂
Even traveling becomes a hassle because of your youthful glow.
going through TSA by myself is fun. I always get stopped and asked "where is your adult supervisor?" "I'm 25".
— La Goose (@cgooseman) January 17, 2017
Maybe it would be better if you just glued your I.D. card onto your forehead.
At restaurants, waiters accidentally give you the kid’s menu.
CREDIT: KELLY CLINE / FACEBOOK
Yes, with crayons and all.
And at buffet restaurants, you’re always considered a “child.”
I was "12" at buffets for like 5 years
— Mayra (@Mayra_Ym) January 17, 2017
Which is a good thing because children get to eat at a cheaper price at buffets.
I guess the plus side of passing as a child is getting discounts or not having to pay at all. 😎
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If only that was the case at Disneyland. 😌
Since everyone thinks you’re still a student, you get to take advantage of all student discounts.
i graduated college in 2008 but i'm still asked what im studying in school by nearly everyone i meet lol
— daniela c. (@danieluh) January 17, 2017
Places like the movie theaters, ice skating rinks, restaurants and theme parks, all offer some pretty neat student discounts.
And when it comes to family parties, you won’t have to worry about being “too old” to hit the piñata.🎉
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Which is actually super fun.
No matter how old you get… Lol
CREDIT: LORENA SILWA / FACEBOOK
90 years old? Nahhhh, more like 19. 😎