Last night at Starbucks, a 60-some-old man ordered a coffee from me, looked me over, and then asked, "Are you in school?" I assumed he was hoping I didn't slave away behind an espresso machine full-time at age 20, so I answered, "Yeah, I go to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design." (Since No One ever knows what MIAD is.) He apparently did- he goes, "MIAD?" Me: "Yup." Him: "Good for you." (Here he looked me up and down again, this time with a bit more respect.)
Then, as he was walking away with his coffee, he added, "Happy Mother's Day- don't become one."