"Never ask a woman her age." A saying that is right under, "Never ask a women if she's pregnant." Well I've never had a problem with the first question, and recently have begun to wonder why this adage is so strong. Today I found out.
While discussing a math problem, a fellow student (I really thought he was older than me), reveals the year he graduated high school. I look at him and say, "That's the year my youngest was born." (I know, my mistake for bringing it up.) Of course he asks me how old I am. Looking at him and wondering if I should tell the truth, I pause for a bit before answering honestly.
His physical response gave me the answer to why you never ask a woman her age.
He literally rocked backwards as if a full force baseball hit him in the face.
Ya. I'll never tell again.