Or, why people think I do. Â Many other people do as well, probably because they intuit what I overthink.
Is someone 15, going on 16, or are they just 15? Â It can get annoying (and creepy…why am I talking about 15 year olds?), and I’ve heard plenty of people complain about people talking that way.
I say I’m 27, though I’m really 26. Â The day of birth is somewhat arbitrary as a day of celebrationÂ in my opinion, but I understand and accept it is helpful to establish a base from which to determine age. Â Is age truly relevant? Â Probably not, but we like to accept it as important. Â We need SOME standard of judging people by, and it’s too complex to judge on merit and ability, so why not age?
Anyway, 6 months after your birthday, any given individual nudges the line from closer-to-last-birthday to closer-to-next-birthday. Â So, just round to the nearest birthday. Â This way, you remain within 6 months error of what people are asking. Â If we do it the traditional way, then one day before your birthday, there are 364 days error in your communications.
Now go and lie more about your age.