Sorry, my title is a little PA. I am actually looking for some advice on how to approach some friends of mine over an issue that, apparently, has me a little peeved.
Here's a little background: In one group of friends that I hang out with, everyone is older than I am. There's about a 15 year difference in our ages. Sometimes, they make comments about our age difference, nothing directly disparaging, just things like "Oh you wouldnt remember that, you're too young." or "Are you even old enough to know who [X celebrity] is?" or "Not [rdge], she's too young."
Now, I dont mind acknowledging the age difference, in fact, I appreciate all the experience that they have and recognize that I can learn a lot from them. And I know they dont mean any harm, but sometimes, they make several comments during the course of a night, and it really makes me feel separated from them as a group.
I dont want to respond with a PA comment (about their age or otherwise), some of them are pretty sensitive and would definitely be offended, and I just dont want to go there with this group. But, how should I respond? I guess the first question is, should I respond at all? Or am I being too sensitive?
Last time it happened (I was hosting a small get together), I replied with "Hey, come on, you guys are here at my party!" (As in, nobody forced you to hang out with someone 'so young').
So e-hellions, what are your thoughts?